The browser seems to get slower and slower--pages are taking forever to load, and I'm getting thrown offline after 10 minutes or so. Everyday I delete temp internet files, including offline content. Windows 98, IE 5, MSN 5.
Doing routine maintenance such as scandisc and defrag helps
free up need space and here are a few other tips from MS KB Click Here for MS KB article.
If all the above listed by Savvy and I fail the last thing you could try is doing a repair of IE.
will you do something for us please... go to start/run/type in msinfo32 then click the ( + ) by Software Enviroment then click Startup Programs from the sub menu... now highlight the first one by clicking on it... then hold the shift key down & click on the one at the bottom of the list... this should have highlighted them all.
Now Copy ( keys: Ctrl & C at the same time ) then come back here click where you start typing & Paste (Keys: Ctrl & V at the same time ) & show us everything you have in your startup...even things running you are not aware of .
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\HTMLHELP.HTM
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\README.HTM
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\Help.hta
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\Help.vbs
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\Untitled.htm
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\PhotoDeluxe.htm
The VBS/Help.A Virus was found in file C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MEMBG.HTM
HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM? AND ARE THEY CAUSING MY PROBLEM?
The reason I suggested Norton is because there is a reference in there startup group for Norton auto protect. Norton Auto-Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
ya'll are great! i downloaded the specific fix from Norton and also loaded live updates, but I have to wait for a subscription number to download the virus definitions. is that virus what slowed me down or do you think it's something else? Also, i followed the steps in the MS KB article you sent me to, but now my online banking page won't load and i need to pay bills..HELP!....how did i get that virus anyway?
Here is an excerpt from Symantic that explains how the virus is transmitted.
The worm utilizes a known Microsoft Outlook Express security hole so that the worm is executed without having to run any attachment.
You may want to also make sure your are current with all the Microsoft updates for the particular IE and OE you are running.
Keep us posted on how the Virus cleaning is going.
I downloaded all critical updates from microsoft as you suggested...still waiting for subscription number to download the virus definitions from symantec. The virus fix i downloaded yesterday must have fixed SOMETHING because i'm not having slow browser problems any more...AMAZING, HUH?
I'm also frustrated by the 5-minute auto-disconnect during longer downloads.
I'm using Win95, Netscape 4x via host provider
(2 hours free each time, with a 5 minute cut offf
when "idle" - sadly, it doesn't recognise the fact
that I'm downloading). Any tips?
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I do not have an answer for you since I am not familiar with netscape. What I would advise is starting a new thread under internet&networking so your question gets the review it deserves.
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