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Being Shown Google 404 File Not Found Messages When I Know That The File Is There

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#1 simALITY


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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:39 PM

For the past few days, while surfing the net, I have gotten 404 File Not Found pages. Not the normal kind, these are made to look like they are coming from Google. Moreover, I am getting them in places where I know I shouldn't. For example, I got one while surfing this board. Usually, if I hit refresh or go back and try the link again, the page comes up--eventually.

I get this page regardless of which browser I am using. I've got IE 7.0 and FF 2.0 installed.

Actions taken so far:
I have scanned my computer with the following programs:
Symantic Anti Virus
Bit Defender
Spybot Search and Destroy
Pest Patrol.

None of these programs found anything aside from a few cookies.

So color me stumped.

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#2 fozzie


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Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:49 PM

Read[ this and this Please also check your version of Java. Recent one is 1.6

Edited by fozzie, 13 February 2007 - 05:50 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:39 PM

What kind of internet connexion do you have, and have you checked to see what kind of connexion speed you are getting?
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:02 PM

I have DSL. Not sure what sort of speed I'm getting, but I don't think that speed is the issue here because I often use both my laptop and desktop at the same time, and I've never had this error on the laptop. The laptop has IE 6.0 and FF 2.0.

This is what it looks like:
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And although that looks lke the Google logo, its not an image...its text.

Usually I have to hit refresh a few times---real fast---before the real page will load.

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