Posted 14 March 2005 - 04:53 PM
Hello, I wonder if anyone else has had - or heard of - this problem, which I've been having since Friday.
My computer had become very slow, and I suspected there was something wrong with AVG, so I did a system restore to a time about a month ago when everything was working perfectly.
That solved the speed problem, but something odder began to happen. Now, when I start up my PC, Internet access is fine for ten minutes, but then my browser (IE, but the same thing happens with Firefox) starts giving me 404 errors for every page. Pinging still works, as does email (although these seem to fail after about an hour) but Internet browsing disappears. Also, Zone Alarm has stopped working somehow (system error: please reboot) and can't be uninstalled (it says other software is using the TrueVector engine).
There's nothing wrong with my connection or my router, since my flatmate's PC works fine. I ran Panda Platinum, Ad-Aware and HijackThis. They found some viruses and malware and cleaned them up, but my browser still won't work properly.
I talked to my Dad this evening, and it sounds like he's having a similar problem. Does anyone know what's going on? Is this a new virus, or is there a simple explanation that I'm overlooking?
I'm not usually a big one for emoticons, but if there was one with its head exploding, I'd stick a hundred of them here.