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Topic # 9402 13-Sep-2006 20:05
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Hi,

My laptop has in the last few days been connecting to the net and about 5 minuites after boot i cant browse anymore  but i can do everything else. e.g ping, msn

I have tried on 2 connections (dialup and wireless broadband)

Please Help

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Reply # 46049 13-Sep-2006 20:07
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Usual questions: scan for virus, spyware, etc?

Cleared the cache on the browser? Tried with another browser (Firefox or Opera)?







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  Reply # 46066 13-Sep-2006 21:49
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Hi, Scanned for virus and spyware (Norton 04 and ad-aware)
Used 3 Browsers-Firefox, I.E and Opera





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Reply # 46091 13-Sep-2006 23:28
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Ok, three browsers, so... Is there a proxy server configured on your connection perhaps?







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  Reply # 46236 15-Sep-2006 08:41
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Hi i got the internet working using winsockxpfix.exe but now i cant use MSN, NAV Liveupdate as my default gateway is offline Smile Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Reply # 47506 4-Oct-2006 12:32
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Hi It broke again and i found that the problem is zone alarm (Even though i wasnt using it) but uninstalling it fixed it so if anyone has this problem try delete Zonealarm.





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  Reply # 47512 4-Oct-2006 13:10
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reignofgold: Hi It broke again and i found that the problem is zone alarm (Even though i wasnt using it) but uninstalling it fixed it so if anyone has this problem try delete Zonealarm.


Are you sure the problem is not say how ZoneAlarm was configured? I use it here on a few computers and have never had a problem with it. It is great for free software, don't be so quick to bash.



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  Reply # 47522 4-Oct-2006 14:34
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Yep, it was Zone Alarm and not the way it was configured because i havent been using Zone alarm for about 7months and many others have had this problem.





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Reply # 47548 4-Oct-2006 16:37
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Zone Alarm and Norton Internet Security are not something I use. The reason why is because they change things that are deeply related to how the TCP/IP stack communicates internally and externally.

Yes, simply turning ZA off is not enough, you do have to remove it completely to regain control over your PC.





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