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Topic # 32631 21-Apr-2009 21:54
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I am in Ireland on holiday atm visiting family, Bought  a second hand computer for them to browse the internet and check email. When trying to go to some sites I get the DNS proxy error page. This is using firefox 3.0.8. I am trying to install Avast, which I have downloaded but also get a proxy error on setup. The network connections are set to obtain dns address automatically. This PC was bought from an internet cafe, so Im thinking it may be some networking issues. TIA

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  Reply # 208470 22-Apr-2009 07:46
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Open Internet Explorer, click Tools | Internet Options | Connections and click the LAN settings button there. Uncheck all boxes.

Then on Firefox click Tools | Options | Advanced and click the Connection Options button. Select No Proxy there.

However if you got this PC from an Internet Cafe and it is still running with their settings I would strongly recommend completely reinstalling the OS (Linux is free, if Windows is not available). You have no idea what kind of Trojans, Keyloggers, Spyware and other stuff is lurking on that box...

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