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#1 cleepops

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:33 AM

Hi, recently I have experienced the following problems with IE7. When browsing connection to a new page or link becomes very slow, when I try to go back I cannot and the internet connection seems to freeze. The only way I can come out is via the task manager. Often when this problem has occurred I cannot then shut down the PC and I have to use the on switch. After reboot everything is back to normal.
I have Vista Home Premium, run AVG free and Zone Alarm. I have checked out Internet Options and everything is OK. I have tried scans with AdAware and Spybot, even Windows Defender and found no nasties. (By the way none of those spyware programmes are active unless I run a scan). I would be grateful for any advice (not too technical please, I'm an old guy with little expertise).
Previously I got error messages, ""uk.yahoo (homepage) is not set up to establish a connection port "world wide web" service http with this computer" but this has not occurred for a while.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:04 AM

Look in the Event Viewer to see if there are any errors at the time that this is happening.

Go to Start, in the Start Search box type just three letters: eve. When the dialog box opens click on Event.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

Hi cleepops,
Ok, first problem. you are running BOTH AVG and Zonealarm? Running two virus firewalls is very very bad. They end up targeting each other and playing a massive memory consuming game of tag. (which is probably why your entire computer is running slow)

Either stick with AVG or Zonealarm, you must never have two firewalls/virus programs going at once.

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Also: please don't post the same topic twice, we always answer questions quickly. Thanks.

Edited by Aanders5, 25 February 2009 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:44 AM

I would suspect an add-on.
See "Don Varnau's" post in this thread. There are 3 good links in it.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:26 AM

Hi cleepops,
Ok, first problem. you are running BOTH AVG and Zonealarm? Running two virus firewalls is very very bad. They end up targeting each other and playing a massive memory consuming game of tag. (which is probably why your entire computer is running slow)

Either stick with AVG or Zonealarm, you must never have two firewalls/virus programs going at once.

-Austin


Also: please don't post the same topic twice, we always answer questions quickly. Thanks.


I ran Zonealarm and AVG for years without any problems, ZA is a firewall and not a active anti virus.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:44 PM

Hi to all for help and advice and to Aanders 5, the reason I posted again under a slightly different heading was due to the fact that the only reply to my previous post was from a young person who could only advise that I threw my machine out of the window and tried something else; hardly positive advice from a forum I have always found to give excellent advice I hope you will agree. Also I have used AVG and ZA in tandem for years and had no conflict and must agree with dc3.




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