Internet Explorer Frozen
Posted 19 December 2006 - 01:06 PM
I am using windows XP and my internet provider is AOL with McAfee anti virus software.
After downloading an update for the AOL browser last wednesday my internet has completely frozen. Previous to downloading this my McAfee found two virus' but i stupidly didn't read into it much and just pressed quarantine and delete so have no idea what the name of the virus was, although it was the same name on both finds. On the same day i had to disconnect the whole pc due to flooring being put down and reconnected it 2 days later i'm not sure if this is relevant to the situation or not but thought it was worth mentioning. So firstly i thought that perhaps it was reconnected incorrectly or the modem had been damaged but having connected the same modem to an old pc which i am currently using with the internet running well, the wires and connections must be fine.
I then thought it was an error with the download so restored the computer to two days earlier after which an error message came up saying McAfee could not run properly because the active x control was damaged so i reversed the restoration. Ran CHKDSK but did not help atall and scanned through with McAfee 3 times but no virus could be found. I then unistalled and reinstalled the modem and AOL but it missed out the stage where it asks you to put in your Screen name, password and location. So now my log on screen is the AOL log on box with 'exsisting member' written in the screen name box with no password or location so i couldn't sign on even if it wasn't frozen. I also ran the AOL broadband connectivity test to which it responds 'there was no problem found with your connectivty'. Have also tried calling AOL on two different customer service numbers both of which don't seem to work, 0800 376 4406 and 0800 376 5432.
The main issue seems to be that internet explorer is completely frozen as soon as its started up and i really don't know what to do about it or how to run any tests ect...
Sorry i do not know how much of this information is relevant to the problem just put down eveything that has happened just incase it helps. I would be extremely grateful for any help atall and if there is anything i need to be more specific on i will try to if i can.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:47 AM
Sounds like an AOL issue with their software.
After downloading an update for the AOL browser last wednesday my internet has completely frozen.
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