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Internet Works, But Not For Every Site


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#1 DaSCKid

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 06:43 PM

A couple weeks ago i noticed that my outlook wasn't working and i couldn't get any email through it...I just figured that it was just working really slow and let it be for a while...A couple days later i tried logging into Hotmail to check my email but it kept timing out...I called my internet provider and they talked me through some stuff to try and get in there, but still didn't work...I don't know whats wrong cuz my internet works and i can surf the web, but there are certain sites that i can't acess cuz the internet keeps timing out...

But this only happens on my home computer...I can go to my parents house and access those sites just fine...I am running Norton anti-Virus 2008 and its not finding anything out of the ordinary...

If anyone knows what is wrong, your help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:13 PM

I would try ad-aware... It got a dialer that was keeping me from pretty much letting anything(internet-related) work on my computer. [link]

It freeware too, which makes it much more friendly.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:51 PM

What kind of internet connection do you have on your home computer?

Is your computer hooked up to a router? If so what kind?

Are the programs and sites in question permitted access through the firewall?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:49 AM

I use DSL and use a Linksys router...I didn't change any hardware...all of a sudden i had no access to these sites...Some examples of the sites i can't into are HOTMAIL, CLASSMATES....

Doesn't Norton fix Ad-Aware stuff???

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:53 AM

Doesn't Norton fix Ad-Aware stuff???

Norton is an anti-virus program, not really intended as a replacement for anti-malware tools.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.

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#6 DaSCKid

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:11 PM

OK tried the Ad-Aware program and it took off some stuff, but my problems still exists...I dunno what else to do...

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:34 PM

What did Ad-Aware find?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:36 PM

and, after that I would suggest a system restore... it usually patches up most of my major issues when i get a virus.

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