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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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#2 killersid_87

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:01 PM

could be conficker worm. try cleaning for spy/malware. better get a firewall, and set svchost, system and explorer to - allow outgoing only...




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