Lately, ive been having several issues
First, Internet Explorer will not open certain pages. It seems to be random, but a persistent problem. It looks like it is loading, but never finishes.
I can be using the same window, different tab and the other tab will load so i do not think the connection is the issue.
Also, in a 1/5 ratio when moving to another web page, it will send me to the Google Image Search page with the url typed on the search bar.
The odds of that happening are much higher when i try to load a page with more images (say, opening a friends list on myspace)
When i start my pc, a Windows Security Alert shows up, saying the firewall is turned off, as well as the malware protection provided by Windows Defender.
Now, i could be wrong but when i installed Panda Antivirus AV+FW it made the Panda firewall the default firewall and it would never telll me Defender was de-activated.
Last, the first time the security alert showed up, i thought a driver or software was the cause of the problem, so i tried to go back to a previous configuration using the Restore option. My unit D: is used for recovery, yet it kept telling me no previous restoration point was available, something im sure is wrong as it has the twice-per month recovery checkpoint.
Im running Windows Vista Home Premium and use Panda Antivirus AV+FW, actualized as today.
I always download security updates for every program i use, and run the complete virus scan at least once per week.
Please let me know what other information i can provide, as well as steps to fix the issues