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Sewermonger
22-Jun-2007, 11:16 PM
Has anyone run into a problem where XP will not allow a web search? This
box will not connect to Google and searches time out at Yahoo

Sewermonger
23-Jun-2007, 06:00 AM
Nobody has seen this kind of problem?

Scott Campbell
23-Jun-2007, 06:12 AM
Sewermonger wrote:

> Has anyone run into a problem where XP will not allow a web search?
> This box will not connect to Google and searches time out at Yahoo

Only time that I have seen anything similar to this is when a machine
has been infected with a virus.

Frank McCallister
23-Jun-2007, 04:44 PM
Sounds like either Virus or DNS problems at ISP.

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Frank McCallister
COMPUMAC

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> Nobody has seen this kind of problem?

Sewermonger
24-Jun-2007, 01:15 AM
Found the solution.

1. Remove 78 spy/malware object with Adaware and SpyBod S&D
2. Update firmware of Linksys router
3. Reset MTU to 1480 vice 1500 (found this at LinkSys)
4. Complete/continue install of Firefox (somebody didn't finish up)
5. Update virus def from McAfee
6. unkink ethernet cable (folded into nice tight wad of wire so as to
look nice)
7. Update ethernet drivers
8. Update OS
9. Purge 1 1/2 gig of temp files

and a partridge in a pear tree.

Joseph Marton
24-Jun-2007, 03:51 AM
Sewermonger wrote:

> and a partridge in a pear tree.

I usually try the latest ROMPaq, delete temp files, defrag the hard
drive, and replace the power supply.

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Joe
"Mostly me, mostly you."