Re: post internet connection problem
From: Malke (malke_at_nospoonnotreally.com)
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 20:11:13 -0700
> "Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Stephen wrote:
>>> sometimes when i connect to the internet and try to run a
>>> program it doesn't run and it takes about 3 minutes for
>>> the program to. most of the time the programs will run
>>> after connecting to the internet. i dont think that the
>>> problem is hardware related because my computer is quite
>>> new and the problems only occur after i connect to the
>>> internet with the windows dail-up connection software.
>>> any ideas?
>> Most problems relating to running programs, connecting to the
>> Internet, etc. stem from viruses and spyware running on a pc, using
>> up resources. Also, the pc may have way too many legitimate programs
>> and processes running. Here are the first steps of Windows
>> troubleshooting for you to take:
>> 1) scan with current antivirus ("current" means a version not earlier
>> than 2002 but using updated virus definitions); 2) remove spyware
>> with Spybot Search & Destroy (www.security.kolla.de) and Ad-aware
>> (www.lavasoftusa.com). These programs are free, so use them both
>> since they complement each other. Be sure to update these programs
>> before running, and it is a good idea to do virus/spyware scans in
>> Safe Mode; 3) delete temporary and Temporary Internet Files; 4) stop
>> unnecessary services/programs from starting with Windows - see
>> www.blackviper.com for services info and
>> www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm for programs info - 5) look
>> in Event Viewer for clues.
>> MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> "Don't Panic!"
> Hey Malke the DL site for Spybot is now: www.safer-networking.org/
> But your link WILL automatically redirect to that site.
> Just wanted to make you aware if you weren't already.
Thanks, Wojo. I've marked my notes accordingly.
-- MS MVP - Windows Shell/User Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic!"