Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:17 PM
Not sure where this post goes, feel free to move.
I have a new to me computer, a smoking fast Dell desktop with Windows XP Pro sp3, pentium 4, on direct DSL plug-in.
Everything works incredibly well and all programs are updated.
Today thought I would watch a program on Hulu. Do this all the time on my laptop.
Firefox crashed repeatedly. Tried U-tube. Same thing.
Will tell you my programs and settings:
firewall: First tried with Windows Defender. Thinking the problem was perhaps my firewall I switched to ZoneAlarm, with which I am quite familiar on my laptop.
Antivirus: Currently using Avast. Am relatively unfamiliar with that, have used AVG in the past. Scan is clean.
Antispyware: Spybot Search and destroy, immunize off. Ran scan, no infections.
Spywareblaster: tried with all options abled and disabled.
Spywareguard: tried with all options abled and disabled.
In addition, per Belarc, and File Hippo update checker, all systems up to date, such as Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, Java.
I don't think I have an infection. But something in my system is preventing me from watching streaming video.
Any thoughts welcome.