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Old 04-27-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Hi, guys, new to the forums

I opened firefox today, to find that my google isnt really responding. if I enter a URL then occasionally it works, but google is completely unresponsive.

I ran a scan with Avast! and cleaned out 4 trojans, but that didnt change anything. Im writing off another computer btw.

So, anyone have any insight on how to solve this? This doesnt look like something that requires formatting, although my computer's due for a format soon anyways.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hey, have you tried opening up Google in Internet Explorer to check its not sudden fault with Firefox?

If it opens up fine, it may be worth checking for an update of Firefox, or un-installing and trying over with the latest update (save bookmarks first), just incase, in updating automatically, it's corrupted itself somehow.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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ah, I should have mentioned that too, my bad on that. Yes, I tried in IE and I updated firefox to the newest version. Neither yielded any results.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
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If you've got a firewall or a router and know enough about settings, check and see if the virus didn't somehow block an IP address that would correspond to google.
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Am I right in thinking that other sites open up, but not all the time, and Google doesn't open up at all?
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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that happened to me once, all i did was reinstall and disk defrag
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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I could try checking out the firewall settings, although I dont see how anything should have been configured since yesterday.

And yes, you are mostly right, but google opens, but any search I enter does not process and does not open a new page.

EDIT: to poster above, do you mean you just reinstalled firefox and defragged? As soon as Im done writing my essay and can go home, I'll run a defrag. Thanks
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:32 PM   #8
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yes that is what i did, worked for me, not sure about you though, it worked in safe mode without the defrag, so you can try that to see if you had the same problem as me. Good Luck
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well ill be the first to welcome you to the cf
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Cool, thanks everybody.

As a thought, does anyone think that this is the work of a virus or worm? If it is, then I guess I complete format would fix that, no?
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Cool, thanks everybody.

As a thought, does anyone think that this is the work of a virus or worm? If it is, then I guess I complete format would fix that, no?
A complete format will fix any problem 99% of the time, but I think we can try helping you solve it without going that far.
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Alright, in that case, Ill have to wait a bit in order to try out some things.

Ill run in safe mode and defrag when I get home, and if it works then Ill be able to post that. If not, then Ill have to run over to a working computer to complain for more help :P
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It could be as simple as your Internet Service Provider running slow in your location today.
Try again tommorow before doing anything drastic
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:19 AM   #14
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sometimes with my isp, (bt) i have to restart my router (they supplied me the home hub) when the service goes slow all of a sudden
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My compute's being really wonky, I had to try 6 or 7 times to get here.

I defragged, and it worked right after that, but I just turned it on now and its the same problem. Im getting malware and antivirus popups so Im guessing some viruses have found there way onto my computer.

Guess I gotta format, unless someone has anymore suggestions.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #16
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no don't format, try overwriting your reg with a brand new default one, what version of windows have you got?

i don't want you to hurt your harddrive, just think, that guys been around for sometime and he'll cry if you format him, every harddrive has to have its life, please don't please sir

what ever floats ya boat
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:30 PM   #17
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I have XP Media Center.

my registry key? Care to explain how I can do this?

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Hm...I formatted my computer bout a week ago, and everything was just dandy.

Then, yesterday, the same problem popped up

Im writing from school right now, but I dont know what to do now. Ill format again, but wipe my drive entirely, which I didnt do last time

Thats what you get for buying from MDG.
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