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Topic # 31249 10-Mar-2009 13:27
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Howdy,

I've got an issue where over the last few days I've had a degree of trouble loading some webpages correctly. Eg. some borders and text don't align correctly - example logging out of hotmail and other webbased email, the log out icon will appear totally random.

This seems to affect both IE and FF.

It doesn't seem to be exclusively net based though, as when I try get into my router config through my browser, this doesn't display as it should.

Secondly, this issue is stopping me from loading some websites altogether. Last nite I couldn't get onto the java site to try reinstall this. And when I tried downloading from a different website (download.com in this case) it wouldn't allow me to download the file, just a blank 'windows click' tab opened in FF.

Also regarding blank 'windows click' tabs in firefox, if I try opening a google search in another tab it directs me to said 'windows click' tab which is a page of blankness.

I've tried the laptop through the same router and it has no issues. So I'm guessing it's something with the PC.

I uninstalled FF and installed an older version I still had (2.x), and this didn't help. Nor did removing all java updates/runtime environment and reinstalling.


Any light shed will be most appreciated.

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  Reply # 200410 10-Mar-2009 14:17
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No new antivirus installed.
The only software update I've done recently from memory is flashplayer. But that couldn't cause this?

It's kinda hard to diagnose what's wrong as it's not just me who uses it, so I can't say for sure if my partner inadvertently installed/did something >:/


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  Reply # 200459 10-Mar-2009 19:27
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Sounds like a virus or spyware, run Ad-Aware and Avast to check your system doesn't have any nasties.

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  Reply # 200480 10-Mar-2009 20:58
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I find that Malware Bytes Anti Malware does a good job.  you should also run HijackThis this will remove some hard to remove spyware.



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  Reply # 201400 16-Mar-2009 13:07
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Turns out it was a trojan. And it's rather pesky to remove.

I'm thinking a reformat is the best way around this. But I have a Q or 2 beforehand (haven't done this personally before):

If I have 3 physical internal drives, do I need to disconnect the other 2 before clearing C? or does this not affect them at all? Also after the format will my PC be able to see everything on these drives without a hitch?

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  Reply # 201484 16-Mar-2009 20:13
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urilia: If I have 3 physical internal drives, do I need to disconnect the other 2 before clearing C? or does this not affect them at all? Also after the format will my PC be able to see everything on these drives without a hitch?


Should be fine, just make sure you don't reformat those drives too.

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