Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:14 PM
I had this very same problem with a Customer's computer: Safari wouldn't load yahoo and stalled when trying to pull info from l.yimg.com. So I installed Firefox. And it worked...for about 3 weeks. Then it quit. Same thing. So I installed Chrome. No access. 3 browsers, same machine, no access with the "connecting to l.yimg.com" flag in the corner.
As I was surfing for answers, I found one post that mentioned SonicWall 2040 as the culprit. We're running a SonicWall TZ210w at this site with the Comprehensive Gateway Security settings in place--including AntiSpyware. When I turned off the AntiSpyware piece, all of the browsers blew right through and brought up yahoo with no problem.
My final solution was to set the two IP addresses I found associated with l.yimg.com as allowed and I turned on the AntiSpyware function again.
I'm not sure as I didn't spend a lot of time on this, but my suspicions are that something being delivered by Yahoo from those servers is seen as spyware. If someone could verify this, I'd appreciate it...If you're having problems getting access to Yahoo AND you're running some type of spyware tool, turn it off or disable and report the results.
Edit: Split topic from older post and moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. Split from topic URL in this topic description for reference. ~ Animal