The following important websites all refused to work today. I doubt this is coincidence.
When I tried to run the online Housecall antivirus, it tells me to wait until it loads "in the window above". But nothing is loading.
When I click the Scan Now button, nothing happens. A new window is supposed to open.
I tried to run the Virus Detection, but I get the message "In order to run Virus Detection you must be using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher with ActiveX and Scripting enabled." But I checked, and they are enabled.
I get the error "Error number: 0x800A01B6 Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page."
I have Windows XP and tried both IE and Mozilla Firefox. My computer told me this morning that it had automatically installed an update and rebooted, but I didn't notice if the update was for Windows, Dell, Norton, or something else.
I've run Spybot, AdAware, and a Norton virus scan in the last few days; I'll try it again in a few minutes, plus the trial version of PC-Cillin; if there's any change I'll post that info.
I have Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus Autoprotect running. I disabled them both when I tried these sites, just in case.