posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 06:54 PM
My computer's been acting up lately and I'm hoping somebody here could help me diagnose the problem and correct it. The main symptom is that the
Internet isn't working, at least not all the way. I can navigate to most websites without any trouble, but if I try to use a search engine like
Google or Yahoo!, I can't seem to get past the main page. If I type a search query, it just sits there "thinking" and never brings anything up.
I'm also having trouble with my Yahoo! e-mail and fantasy baseball league, some message boards and shop.nhl.com. I can't remember other sites off
the top of my head, but those are all pretty much inaccessible. I can't make any sense of it, because I haven't encountered this sort of thing
before. My friend thinks it's a virus, but he doesn't have any idea how to deal with it.
I use Mozilla Firefox most of the time, since whenever Internet Explorer is open I get an endless parade of pop-ups (even with the pop-up blocker on).
I'm not sure if these two problems could be related. For some reason, I can get to some of the sites I have trouble with if I use IE, but most of
them still don't work.
This is driving me crazy, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!