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#1 bacchusman

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:14 PM

When I open Foxfire, whatever url I use, it loads very slowly, if at all. Most of the time I get "Page not found or server unavailable," or something equivalent. Sometimes the page partially loads. This has been going on for a few days and has gotten worse. It's definitely this computer-specific since my other computer does not have this problem. I've got a Sony Vaio using Windows 7. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 Allan

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

And what happens if you use a different browser?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:37 PM

Tried Chrome. Same issues. I have Avast as my anti-virus program.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

Are there any other problems with your computer?

Have you run FULL system scans with both Avast and MalwareBytes? If not, please do so now.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

Nothing new. Just did a full system scan with Avast this morning. It found nothing. Don't have MalwareBytes, so I'll have to see if I can download it and run it. I'll be back. Thanks.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

Well, I just tried several attempts at downloading MalwareBytes but I'm getting the same kind of messages I indicated in my first post, so I couldn't download it.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

Download it on a different computer, save it to a usb drive or cd, transfer it to the computer in question, install, run

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

Okay, did as you directed. Ran MalwareBytes. It found one problem: Packer.UPXMod. I quarantined it and restarted the computer, but same problem remains. Interestingly, I'm having no problem reaching the bleepingcomputer site!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

Should he also run Malwarebytes in Safe Mode, too?

Sometimes in the passed I have found something else when doing that, after running it the normal way.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:02 PM

What I usually do with this sort of problem:

1. Check for malware as noted by others.
2. Measure actual online speed with a site like Speedtest and compare with previous results (or other computer on home network) or expected performance.
3. Look at what is connecting to the internet with a traffic monitor or firewall's utility.
4. If speed is low check hardware connections and any circumstances that could affect wireless communications.
5. Renew Internet lease in case bad connection at ISP (if another PC on network is fine this cannot be the cause).
6. Reboot modem/router. Check it is not running hot in summer.
7. If the page does not start loading for a long time, change DNS servers to other freebies such as OpenDNS, Comodo, Google.
8. Try connecting with IP address in address/location bar eg 209.85.225.104 gives Google search page
9. Try another type of communication like FTP.
10. If browser-specific disable any extensions, plugins.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:48 AM

Additional scanning tools :
http://www.superantispyware.com/ -> update before making a quick scan.
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en/tools/15-adwcleaner
Some will require you to reboot. Do you have this problem by wired and wireless?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:27 AM

Okay, ran MalwareBytes again in Safe Mode last nite. Didn't find any more critters, but everything seems to be working fine this morning. Thanks much to everyone for their suggestions and help. Problem resolved!!

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

You're welcome




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