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quote:ANOTHER SOMEONE I can't see the problem being a software firewall, since software firewalls tend to be more concerned with inbound connections than with outbound connections.
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyquote]also carolyn click on tools at the top of the explore page, scroll down to manage add-ons in the window that appears, there is a button that says "show" which give access to two windows make sure that everything is enabled in these windows. these add-ons deal with things like flash ,java etc(carolyn did you try what i said in my earlier post) ps always try to keep a note of any changes you make and if possible create a restore point in system restorepps ive had the same problem in the past and the only way i could resolve it was to reload my firewall software (NIS) Just to let you know you not alone. GOOD LUCK Michael
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quote:I would ask which ISP are you with – not by any chance AOL? Are you on broadband or dial-up?Hi George - My ISP is my local phone company, which is a high speed connection.Do you use the computer to connect up to some business network (over a virtual network)?Nope, no networks.Are there any other sites you have problems getting to? You can try and see if you can get to my web site (which is also on a shared server, and so will require HTTP 1.1). If yo manage to get through, note the time you got through, and I will see if anything peculiar turns up on the site logs at the time you log in.
quote:Originally posted by neilepquote:Originally posted by CarolynLOL! First, I don't know any responsible adults, and second, expect an e-mail coming soon.Carolyn,I got your email......you dirty Minx !!...I've never seen such language !!...pphhwwooaarrr !! Men are the same as women, just inside out !
quote:Originally posted by CarolynLOL! First, I don't know any responsible adults, and second, expect an e-mail coming soon.
quote:As Web application developers, we are in the unique position to see the impact that Web browsing technologies are having on all aspects of PC use. An interesting example of this happened around September 2003 when some Web masters started noticing a significant increase in server log entries of user agent strings from Internet Explorer Web browsers containing the text "FunWebProducts." For example: "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0; FunWebProducts)". It turned out that FunWebProducts (see links below) is an operation of a company called IWon. Its software - a Web application - is essentially yet another piece of adware (often mistakenly called spyware although that is arguably a related subgenre). FunWebProducts is notable because it acquired a large user population with remarkable speed. Iwon is responsible for a series of notorious adware products including IWon, iWon Co-Pilot, iWon Search Assistant, and MySearch/MyWeb. The apparent reason for the surge in popularity is that the FunWebProducts code is built into a number of "free" products offered by the same company. These products include Smiley Central, PopSwatter, My Mail Signature, My Mail Stationery, My Mail Stamp, Cursor Mania - all but the last tool (which is a cursor chooser) are "enhancements" for e-mail. By dint of widespread advertising FunWebProducts has managed to sucker thousands of naïve end users into running its software. According to the FunWebProducts End User Licensing agreement: "ALL OF OUR APPLICATIONS COME WITH THE MYWEBSEARCH(tm) BROWSER PLUGIN - A CUSTOMIZABLE BROWSER TOOLBAR WHICH PROVIDES END USERS WITH EASY ACCESS TO SEARCH RESULTS FROM THE BEST SEARCH ENGINES ON THE INTERNET IN JUST ONE CLICK AND ENHANCES YOUR BROWSER EXPERIENCE BY PROVIDING RELEVANT LINKS AND RESULTS IN RESPONSE TO MISSPELLED OR INCORRECTLY FORMATTED BROWSER ADDRESS REQUESTS. "THE APPLICATION ALLOWS YOU TO EASILY ACCESS ALL OF ITS FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BROWSER. IT IS ALSO HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE AND ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN BUTTONS AND LINKS." What FunWebProducts actually does - as do a lot of other adware and spyware products - is to make it difficult to uninstall the software as well as hijack your browser by setting your home page to point to other sites. Worse still, FunWebProducts attempts to reset the browser home page should you dare to try to change it. The consequences of adware and spyware in Windows systems are serious and the more desktops you have to manage the worse it gets. These programs can cause browsers to perform slowly, can degrade overall system performance, and can damage Windows configurations. They can also cause other applications to misbehave. This kind of software is generally poorly designed and foisted on unsophisticated users through advertising and promotion that is effectively deceptive about the true nature of the product. In short, it is shameful and deceitful. I strongly urge you to become familiar with these Web applications and watch out for their appearance within your organization - they are a support headache waiting to happen. You can find out more about removal methods and software to do it for you in the links below.
quote:Bloated access logsI've been noticing alot of "FunWebProducts" (FWP) appearing in my access log - user agent strings lately. Like this: "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)"Turns out FWP offer Smiley Central, PopSwatter, My Mail Signature, My Mail Stationery and My Mail Stamp, email "enhancers". All of these enhancers have inbuilt adware or hijackers. The unsuspecting user suffers slow IE speed, tags on all email and it takes over their browser. It can also damage the Windows enviroment.Serves them right you say?.. wrong. Often they are simply unaware. And we as webmasters suffer to!. Bloated logs and repeated calls for help. In the above example my access logs alone jumped 300kb+ through one heavy user. If you spot FunWebProducts encourage the user to remove it.For more info and removal:http://www.nwfusion.com/newsletters/web/2003/1208web2.html
quote:Originally posted by ukmickycarolyn if your pc is running slow and is taking 7 minutes (thats a life time )to log off and you havnt got a virus then your best option is to reload your pc. My pc gets like that occasionally due to my kids filling it up with crap. Did you get a instalation disc with your pc which automatically reformats and copys all the programs which came with your pc back on to your hard drive. if you did then its easy just save your passwords and all that needs saving to a spare cdrom . place the instalation disk in the cd drive and restart your pc. i reload my pc every six months.Michael