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#1 AlterFox

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

Hi, I am using Firefox 3.0.8, & Windows XP Home, and I seem to have a problem.

My computer says I am connected to my wireless network, but when I double-click on Firefox, nothing happens.
Task manager lists 'firefox.exe' in the processes, but nothing happens for several minutes. If it finally does open, it disconnects me from the network.

I tried using IE, and it runs, but it says 'page cannot be displayed'.
(Could a virus be the problem? I have the firewall enabled and an antivirus program.
I supposedly had the SysGuard virus, but I deleted all the files and registry keys, and it no longer shows up in my scans.)

Anyway, any help would be appreciated! :3

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:21 PM

have you turned off computer and reboot your router. allow it to connect to outside network. then start your computer.

Edited by caperdog, 17 April 2009 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:56 PM

If you tweaked your registry yourself, you could have corrupted some settings. If you still think you are infected, please post a new topic in the Am I Infected? forum. If not, then try resetting your modem and router by turning each off for about a minute.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:35 AM

Hello AlterFox,

Rather than posting a new topic, since you stated in your initial post that you think an infection might be responsible for what is happening, I am moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum from the XP forum.

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#5 AlterFox

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:45 PM

If you tweaked your registry yourself, you could have corrupted some settings. If you still think you are infected, please post a new topic in the Am I Infected? forum. If not, then try resetting your modem and router by turning each off for about a minute.


Well, it was behaving the same way before I removed the virus.
Nothing has changed.
And this has been going on for about two weeks. Rebooting and all that hasn't worked. I'm getting kind of desperate.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:15 PM

1 guy that posted at http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-7563en.html said it worked for him
check again for files in this How to manually remove Spyware Protect 2009

if not you could try this
http://antivirus.about.com/od/windowsbasic...erneterrors.htm

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:30 PM

Thank you for your help!




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