Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#75177 - 04/30/15 11:24 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Tux]
Brit Offline
veteran

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1345
Originally Posted By: Tux
I use malwarebytes for spot cleans. The free version works great, you just manually have to start the scan - http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/.
Is you're PC and web browser update to date?
Do you use an anti-virus?
Are there any other symptoms with your PC like it's slowing down, freezes, new prompts you haven't seen before, etc?

I would be cautious of doing anything personal on this PC until you figure out what's going on (ie banking, facebook, etc)



Sorry to say the page you suggested would not open for me. crazy
As far as I know my PC and browser are up to date, and I have no other symptoms. As you suggested,I'm very careful how I am using the computer at this point in time.
_________________________
"Both politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason!"
Mark Twain

Top
#75178 - 04/30/15 11:37 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Brit]
Tux Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 04/07/09
Posts: 245
If the page won't open for you that's a big red flag. A lot of malware will block or redirect security software websites. If you have access to another PC download it from there and then run it on your PC.

Top
#75179 - 05/01/15 12:38 AM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: funkycamper]
Brit Offline
veteran

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1345
Originally Posted By: funkycamper
I have a program from AVG that's a 1-click maintenance program. Once in awhile, my computer will start dragging just like you describe when online. That program also cleans up your browser. It takes just a few minutes to run it and it always speeds my system right back up. I'm not really sure what it cleans. It's not malware or spyware. I have other programs for that. But it works so I don't care what it's cleaning, lol. You might check that out.



Thanks for the tip. I found and ran the AVG program. It found and corrected numerous issues, but my problem remains unchanged. frown
_________________________
"Both politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason!"
Mark Twain

Top
#75180 - 05/01/15 05:52 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Brit]
funkycamper Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/08/08
Posts: 6294
Oh, bummer...then I dunno. If it's not a virus, not malware, not registry or browser issue, I'm stumped. But I'm no guru..

My cheap laptop is about 6 years old and I find that I have to wipe it back to factory settings and reload programs about once a year. If I do that, everything runs really fast for awhile and then, after awhile, none of these utilities will fix the lagging and otherissues that begin to reoccur. So another reset fixes the problem again.

If you have everything backed up on the cloud (or a separate hard drive), this is a quick and easy process. I immediately reload the anti-virus stuff but I just reload a program when I first need it again. Since most of the programs I use are cloud-based, I have few to reload.

Hope some of this is helpful.
_________________________
"There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community." Oscar Wilde

Top
#75181 - 05/01/15 09:20 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: funkycamper]
Brit Offline
veteran

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1345
Originally Posted By: funkycamper
Oh, bummer...then I dunno. If it's not a virus, not malware, not registry or browser issue, I'm stumped. But I'm no guru..

My cheap laptop is about 6 years old and I find that I have to wipe it back to factory settings and reload programs about once a year. If I do that, everything runs really fast for awhile and then, after awhile, none of these utilities will fix the lagging and otherissues that begin to reoccur. So another reset fixes the problem again.

If you have everything backed up on the cloud (or a separate hard drive), this is a quick and easy process. I immediately reload the anti-virus stuff but I just reload a program when I first need it again. Since most of the programs I use are cloud-based, I have few to reload.

Hope some of this is helpful.



I've hear the term "Cloud" but really have no idea what it is.
_________________________
"Both politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason!"
Mark Twain

Top
#75182 - 05/02/15 05:56 AM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Brit]
ikayak Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 6162

Hahahah...no one does...exactly...
It's all getting very Matrix-y. wink
_________________________
Barbara Walters interviewing President Obama: "On what occasion do you lie?"
Obama: "Not too many big things."

Which allows for some "big things".

Self-admitted Liar in Chief:


Top
#75183 - 05/02/15 06:27 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Brit]
funkycamper Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/08/08
Posts: 6294
Yeah, all stuff is somewhere out "there". Automatically uploaded, accessible from anywhere as long as you are online. Even phone photos. I use the Googleverse and Dropbox. If computer dies, you haven't lost anything.
_________________________
"There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community." Oscar Wilde

Top
#75184 - 05/04/15 06:22 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: funkycamper]
Brit Offline
veteran

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1345
Happy! Happy!
I was on the Centurylink help line for nearly 2 hours yesterday and one of their techies was able to identify the problem and get it fixed. Something had infected my modem which caused changes to settings. I had almost given up, but this guy was very persistent and kept telling me he would fix the problem. He took it on as a fun challenge...and he won! My pages have never opened so quickly.
_________________________
"Both politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason!"
Mark Twain

Top
#75185 - 05/04/15 07:33 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Brit]
ikayak Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 6162

Hey congratulations! That's awesome! That's a great advertisement for Century Link internet service! Who knew?!? We have the dreaded Comcast I-service. Oh well, hubby loves the Mac Pro and it mind melds with our phones and all of our kids' Apple products, so no regrets investing in one.
_________________________
Barbara Walters interviewing President Obama: "On what occasion do you lie?"
Obama: "Not too many big things."

Which allows for some "big things".

Self-admitted Liar in Chief:


Top
#75186 - 05/06/15 10:52 PM Re: Web Page Problems [Re: Brit]
Bogus_bill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 3865
Loc: SMA Mexico
We had a problem with Youtube videos not opening in our Aberdeen home. It wound up being a router. Not all problems are within the computer. Glad you have it fixed.
_________________________
I'm kind of a gossip hound, but watching the media whip the small fires into giant forest fires so that they can cover the result is infuriating.

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


Who's Online
0 Registered (), 71 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ads
Shout Box

Newest Members
michaeia, Bardesh23, MaryOkelley, Dan Jones, Eventrou
725 Registered Users
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Monitored by TechTell