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Internet connection and non-connection

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Lately my internet connection "connects" but I get the page not found message and cannot do anything. I immediately disconnect and re-connect and everything works.

Is there a specific file on the computer that controls this sort of thing? As it works properly most of the time, I don't suppose there is too much wrong but these double connections are costing money and are very annoying. As far as I know my TCP/IP settings are correct and as I said, it connects properly most of the time. I want it to connect properly all of the time.

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Please get Spybot S&D to clear out any spyware.

Install the program and open it.

Before doing any scanning click Online and Search for Updates .
Put a check mark at and install all updates .
Click Check for Problems nd when the scan is finished have Spybot fix all it finds marked in red .

Then after reboot :
Download 'Hijack This!
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the " scan " button will change into a " save log " button.
Press that, save the log , load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
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Rescan and put a check nst to each of these then close all browser windows and click "fix checked"

O1 - Hosts:

O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Star Downloader - C:\PROGRAM FILES\STAR DOWNLOADER\sdie.htm

Then reboot into safe mode and delete
Its in the host file so you remove it . Your program will still work .

As for star downloader if you wish then keep it but i have read that it contains some decide but i would remove the host file entry.
thats certainly a strange one. I can't say I have see a situation where the host file was actually needed for anything..
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