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#1 kcmark

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 06:03 AM

I have the following config: WIN XP SP2 with IE 6. ISP is Verizon DSL. Free Zone Alarm, Free AVG, Spybot S&D.

Except for GMAIL, most (maybe all) other app's I login into either send me immediately back to the login screen, or do so after I have been thru a few links. This includes JUNO email, Vanguard securities, INGDIRECT, another brokerage site, etc. So the problem affects both HTTP and HTTPS sites.

This problem started about a week ago. I thought it might have been after installation of M/S fix KB938464 on 9/11, but I uninstalled that and there was no change. Msgs from the various app's usually indicate that it thinks the session timed out due to inactivity, but I am using the session. The login screen reappears when I click on another link within the site, not when I am just sitting there doing nothing on the site. Sometimes I get the login screen again immediately upon initially entering my used id/password and hitting enter.

I've tried lowering the privacy setting for cookies which seems to let me get further on some sites, but I still eventually get knocked off even when all cookies are accepted. My normal setting, which has always been OK, is medium.

I added one of the problem sites to the "trusted sites" zone under IE security settings with the level set to low, but this did not help either.

I don't know why GMAIL will keep me logged on, but the other sites (both HTTP and HTTPS) will not. If GMAIL gets this problem I'm in a world of hurt!

I have IE 7 ready to install. I'm getting desperate!!!

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:03 AM

While waiting for someone with more experience to post, I'd suggest disabling the SpyBot TeaTimer.
This is just a hunch, but I've seen quite a few problems with the TeaTimer recently - so I though it was worth a shot.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:16 AM

Id also update to XP Service Pack 3 and IE7.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I installed Google Chrome yesterday and it does not have a problem with those sites (also much faster than IE), so the pressure is off somewhat, though I would still like to get a better handle on what happened with IE.




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