i use a dial up connection and have never had this problem before. lately when iuse the internet, after a while of being online, suddenly things just stop working and i cant go to ANY websites. IE tells me that i simply cant open/access the page, FF does the same, and Opera tells me that i cant connect or dont have access to the proxy? honestly i dont even know what a proxy is!
when i restart my computer, things work again. i have am on windows xp home and i ran microsoft anti spyware and also avast antivirus and neither of them detected anything. i dont know if maybe i keep goign to a website that is causing this problem or if i have a virus or something that keeps doing this. please help i dont want to have to keep restarting my computer in the middle of being online, its already a pain being on dial up
what i have noticed though is that when this happens and i try in IE, on the bottom where you see that status it searches for weird sites? for example i type in yahoo.com to check and see if its working, and on the bottom it says 'opening yahoo.com' or somethign like that, but then it goes through and searches or tries to open stuff like yahoo.com.com then yahoo.com.net then yahoo.com.org ..? i dont know ifthis has anything to do with it but i noticed that. after it goes through a few of those then it stops and i get the error page saying it couldnt open that page.