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sorry, I don't know where else to ask...

I can't get to some websites.. the browser just hangs for a long time..
sites like nytimes.com, drudgereport.com/ cnn.com, many more, this is
very strange, I can get to some sites fine, but on some others the
browser (both browsers) just hangs for ever and I don't get there.. my
internet provider is Comcast, should I call them about this? it's very
puzzling.. there are a few sites I need to get to right away for some
work I have to do.. this is very frustrating, to say the least..

thank you...

Nov 19 '08 #1
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Gazing into my crystal ball I observed maya <ma********@yahoo.com>
writing in news:eb******************************@giganews.com :
>
sorry, I don't know where else to ask...

I can't get to some websites.. the browser just hangs for a long
time..
sites like nytimes.com, drudgereport.com/ cnn.com, many more, this is
very strange, I can get to some sites fine, but on some others the
browser (both browsers) just hangs for ever and I don't get there.. my
internet provider is Comcast, should I call them about this? it's
very
puzzling.. there are a few sites I need to get to right away for some
work I have to do.. this is very frustrating, to say the least..

thank you...

1. Run antivirus
2. Check for spyware
3. Check your hosts file. The problem is probably actually in the hosts
file, but check the others first because a virus or worm could redo the
hosts change you make, and spyware could do the same.

--
Adrienne Boswell at Home
Arbpen Web Site Design Services
http://www.cavalcade-of-coding.info
Please respond to the group so others can share

Nov 19 '08 #2

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Adrienne Boswell wrote:
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed maya <ma********@yahoo.com>
writing in news:eb******************************@giganews.com :
>sorry, I don't know where else to ask...

I can't get to some websites.. the browser just hangs for a long
time..
>sites like nytimes.com, drudgereport.com/ cnn.com, many more, this is
very strange, I can get to some sites fine, but on some others the
browser (both browsers) just hangs for ever and I don't get there.. my
internet provider is Comcast, should I call them about this? it's
very
>puzzling.. there are a few sites I need to get to right away for some
work I have to do.. this is very frustrating, to say the least..

thank you...


1. Run antivirus
2. Check for spyware
3. Check your hosts file. The problem is probably actually in the hosts
file, but check the others first because a virus or worm could redo the
hosts change you make, and spyware could do the same.
what is hosts file.. my anti-spyware and anti-virus are all ok.. (they
all show "active", and "protected"...) don't know what hosts file is..
(other problem I forgot to mention: on my POP email acct, I can only
send email from my webmail, can't send from my email client (can't
connect to SMTP from Thunderbird..)

thank you very much..

Nov 19 '08 #3

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maya schreef:
Adrienne Boswell wrote:
>Gazing into my crystal ball I observed maya <ma********@yahoo.com>
writing in news:eb******************************@giganews.com :
>>sorry, I don't know where else to ask...

I can't get to some websites.. the browser just hangs for a long
time..
>>sites like nytimes.com, drudgereport.com/ cnn.com, many more, this is
very strange, I can get to some sites fine, but on some others the
browser (both browsers) just hangs for ever and I don't get there..
my internet provider is Comcast, should I call them about this? it's
very
>>puzzling.. there are a few sites I need to get to right away for some
work I have to do.. this is very frustrating, to say the least..

thank you...


1. Run antivirus
2. Check for spyware
3. Check your hosts file. The problem is probably actually in the
hosts file, but check the others first because a virus or worm could
redo the hosts change you make, and spyware could do the same.

what is hosts file.. my anti-spyware and anti-virus are all ok.. (they
all show "active", and "protected"...) don't know what hosts file is..
(other problem I forgot to mention: on my POP email acct, I can only
send email from my webmail, can't send from my email client (can't
connect to SMTP from Thunderbird..)

thank you very much..
Your hosts file defines how your computer resolves the domain to an IP
address.
In normal english: If you type www.google.com your computer first looks
in the hosts file to see if it can find something like:
www.google.com 64.233.187.99

If you computer cannot find it in the hosts file it will use its DNS
server (probably some computer at your current ISP).

It can be found here:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Unless YOU changed it for some reason, it should only contains this:
127.0.0.1 localhost
(all the lines that start with # are comments)

About your email: I have no clue. Are you sure you told Thunderbird the
right servers for SMTP and popping? Maybe it demands authentication?

Regards,
Erwin Moller
--
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the
other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious
deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
-- C.A.R. Hoare
Nov 19 '08 #4

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On 11/19/2008 8:46 AM, maya wrote:
Adrienne Boswell wrote:
>Gazing into my crystal ball I observed maya <ma********@yahoo.com>
writing in news:eb******************************@giganews.com :
>>sorry, I don't know where else to ask...

I can't get to some websites.. the browser just hangs for a long
time..
>>sites like nytimes.com, drudgereport.com/ cnn.com, many more, this is
very strange, I can get to some sites fine, but on some others the
browser (both browsers) just hangs for ever and I don't get there.. my
internet provider is Comcast, should I call them about this? it's
very
>>puzzling.. there are a few sites I need to get to right away for some
work I have to do.. this is very frustrating, to say the least..

thank you...

1. Run antivirus
2. Check for spyware
3. Check your hosts file. The problem is probably actually in the hosts
file, but check the others first because a virus or worm could redo the
hosts change you make, and spyware could do the same.

what is hosts file.. my anti-spyware and anti-virus are all ok.. (they
all show "active", and "protected"...) don't know what hosts file is..
(other problem I forgot to mention: on my POP email acct, I can only
send email from my webmail, can't send from my email client (can't
connect to SMTP from Thunderbird..)

thank you very much..
For Thunderbird support, visit the
<news://news.mozilla.org:119/mozilla.support.thunderbirdnewsgroup.

If your browser is Firefox, visit the
<news://news.mozilla.org:119/mozilla.support.firefoxnewsgroup for
support. If it's SeaMonkey, visit the
<news://news.mozilla.org:119/mozilla.support.seamonkeynewsgroup.

Note that all of these are on the news.mozilla.org NNTP server, not on a
commercial, public server. You will have to configure an account for
news.mozilla.org and then add the desired newsgroups.

--

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

Q: What's a President Bush cocktail?
A: Business on the rocks.
Nov 19 '08 #5

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maya wrote:
Adrienne Boswell wrote:
>Gazing into my crystal ball I observed maya <ma********@yahoo.com>
writing in news:eb******************************@giganews.com :
>>sorry, I don't know where else to ask...

I can't get to some websites.. the browser just hangs for a long

1. Run antivirus

what is hosts file.. my anti-spyware and anti-virus are all ok.. (they all
show "active", and "protected"...) don't know what hosts
These messages say nothing about real health of your computer :-) Please run
"Scan This computer" or what your antivirus offer you. Sometime a virus is too
new and antivirus not know about this virus.
--
Petr Vileta, Czech republic
(My server rejects all messages from Yahoo and Hotmail.
Send me your mail from another non-spammer site please.)
Please reply to <petr AT practisoft DOT cz>

Nov 20 '08 #6

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