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Q: nonsense characters load instead of page in Firefox browser

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2036 Mb
Graphics Card: Chell 1.7b for Intel(R) G33/G31, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223377 MB, Free - 57513 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 7222 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 814232 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G679R
Antivirus: ThreatTrack Security VIPRE, Updated and Enabled
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My problem: When accessing Freestockcharts.com the page loads as triangels,question marks-example:???`I?%&/m?{J?J??t??`[email protected]??????iG#)?*??eVe][email protected]????{???{???;?N'????\fdl??J??!????~|?"??O?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Firefox browser is supposed to work. Chrome is not supposed to work and Internet Explorer doe not work as it produces the same characters.
Any help would be appreciated. I am currently accessing stock charts @ Netdania.com but I would prefer freestock charts because the price is synchronous with the markets.

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Preferred Solution: nonsense characters load instead of page in Firefox browser

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A: nonsense characters load instead of page in Firefox browser

What version of FF are you using. Just tried it in 47.0 and it works great.

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I find my temp directory has these pg files getting created - pg1, pg2, pg3, pg4, etc.
I delete them and they reappear over time. I've noticed my browsers (both IE and firefox) are slower and less responsive.
I ran a malwarebytes- logfile included.
Symantec AV ran with no flags. Any ideas?
Thanks
 

A:Temp directory has these pg files created with (mostly) nonsense chinese characters

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I have to re-start Firefox to get rid of the Asian characters.

A:Asian characters appearing on my Firefox browser...

Hi Konadan The issue you're currently describing is a bit broad, vague. Is it possible for you to take a screenshot of your Firefox browser when you see these Asian characters. To take a screenshot, simply follow dc3's instructions here and attach it to your next reply, it would help a lot.

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I have FF 17. The mouse is freezing in facebook & I find the only escape to release the browser is reboot. The same FB page works fine in internet explorer.

A:FireFox - mouse & browser& browser freezes in Facebook page

Try CTRL+Alt+DELETE or ALT+F4 to turn the Browser off ... I have no idea why this is happening. Might be a bug in FF 17. Was it there in FF 16?

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Today when my Mom tried to access the Internet using Mozilla Firefox on her laptop she got the following error message:

Failed to Connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at Google

Though the site seems valid, the browser was unable to establish a connection.

Could the site be temporarily unavailable? Try again later.

Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer's network connection.

Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with web browsing.

It connects using wireless, and according to the wireless network connection status:

Status: Connected

Speed: 54.0 Mbps

Signal Strength: Excellent

The address was assigned by DHCP and the IP address and default gateway are what they usually are. I tried to ping my desktop from the laptop and received this error message:

PING: transmit failed, error code 65 (x4)

Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.x.xxx:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

I then tried connecting wired and it also said I was connected, but it still will not load a web page. My brother was using the laptop earlier and said that he could not load a web page on Firefox either, but could load one in Internet Explorer.
 

A:Firefox won't load a web page

Rather than post a new thread, I found this one because the problem is very similar to the one I'm having.

I just got a Dell desktop with XP and service pack 2 from family. After creating a dialup connection, the only thing I can access the intenet with is Internet Explorer. Firefox wont connect (I'm getting the same message as DigatalMan above), my gmail notifier won't connect, and I can't update my Flash, AVG antivirus, media players, or any of my anti-spyware programs.

I've disabled Windows firewall and am using Sygate, but I'm still not getting anywhere. I've even briefly disabled both firewalls and still can't get anywhere. Any help on this would be very much appreciated, so thank you in advance.
 

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I am currently on my brother's laptop. Both my firefox and chrome browser stop working yesterday. I believe it started when I receive some javascript/browser error while I was closing tabs on firefox. Kept receiving these errors for each tab closed.

I don't believe it is my internet problem as my laptop seems to be connected to my router fine.

A:My browser won't load a page

What did the error message say?

Have you tried updating Java to the latest version and clearing the cache/history in Firefox and Chrome?

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Hi folks

I am unable to load this website

http://panel.gfkireland.com

It is a survey panel, all above board. Ive emailed them and they cannot figure out any problem at their end. Ive emailed another forum too and the replies said that they had no problem getting it to work. SO it must be my problem!

Ive tried it in Firefox and IE 7, all to no avail. Im using Vista; the laptop is pretty new. No problem with any other websites. But this just wont work.

I have broadband, and using a wireless router.

I did have a problem submitting a post longer than 8-10 lines to Wealthy Appiliate forum about 6 months ago. Again they checked it out and tried everything and to no avail. If the post was shorter there was no problem. Really weird.

My ISP webmaster cannot figure out why this should be. Im not sure if the 2 problems are connected. Someone suggested the router firewall....??? Do I have one, I dont know! Im using Vista firewall. Why would the firewall affect 1 site or 1 post?

I've also, just tonight, tried it on my sisters connection down the road, and still no joy. She's using the same service provider.

PLEASE HELP!!!!
thanks

h

A:This Page Wont Load in IE7 or Firefox

I just tried it and it loaded straight away. From what you've described it sounds like your ISP's filtering software could be blocking it. Can you ping the site?

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here and I'm not sure if this is the right section; english is not my native language, so I'm sorry if I do some mistakes.
I have a desktop pc with windows 7 and from a few days firefox doesn't load any page, but the internet icon says that internet is connected.
I have a notebook with windows 8 too and with the same cable that is connected with the desktop pc it works (With the Wifi it works too).
From the "Local Area Connection Status" it says:
Ipv4 connectivity: Internet
Ipv6 connectivity: No Internet access.
I read a similar post on this forum and someone said that disabling the antivirus (I have avast) can work.
I did this and everything works.
So my question is: what should I do?
Disinstalling Avast and installing another antivirus?

A:Firefox doesn't load any page?

Ok I removed Avast and it works.

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Hi everyone,

I am having a problem with Mozilla Firefox which I can't seem to work out. If I load a page it works fine, loads properly etc. But I I open multiple pages they just won't load. It says looking up www."whateverwebsiteiamon".com and does nothing from there.

Does anyone know if this is an issue with Mozilla or how it can be fixed etc.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
David.

A:Firefox Will Only Load One Page At A Time

Try a full uninstall and a clean install of the latest Firefox version here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

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Windows XP; AVG antivirus; Commodo firewall; Spybot S&D is used and has been run; CC Cleaner is used and has been run

Latest Version of Firefox

The kids may have monkeyed with something

Using Sprint PCS Aircard

Firefox would not open any page instead giving "Page Load Error". I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox and it did not change and now Firefox will not reinstall.

Internet Explorer is now having the same problem, yet individual programs can be updated when they connect directly like updates to AVG or Spybot.

One time when I ran IE diagnostic, it identified a Winsock file issue but did not fix it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Is there a problem with this post? No replies -- should I shift over to Malware forum? Or post a DDS.txt log, which I ran?

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i own a website, i made no changes to my browser, and yet suddenly, my browser (all versions of IE since i tried uninstalling 6.1) refuse to load any pages on my domain. everyone of them gets hung up at 'web site found - waiting for reply'.
i've been through the tools in my browser, and reset everything to absolute lowest settings. there are no restricted sites and no restricted settings (and never were). i uninstalled ver 6.1 and went to an older version, and nothing i try gets the pages loaded. not a single page on my home domain will load, although all other websites load as normal.
i installed netscape just to check, and it loads just fine on it, but won't load with IE.
i've ran norton corporate, browser hijacker, and lavasoft ad-aware 6 and they all say i'm clean.

what on earth is stopping my IE browser from loading the pages on my home domain? i'm at the end of my rope and any help greatly appreciated! i can't do any of the administration on my site because i can't load a single page.
 

A:browser won't load my home page

Download Hijack This, run it but do not fix anything yet, save it as a .txt file, copy the Hijack Log and post it.
 

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Hi
 
 Not sure how to explain sorry, But
when I open a web site - Example
http://www.rctech.net/forum/australia-sale-trade-103/
It will show approx 30 plus transfering connecting to sites other than rctech
at the very bottom left.
 
Ad.doubleclick etc
I have tried to fix this, but still hitting a brick wall. 
 
Has anyone had success in fixing this problem ?
Im running Windows 7 64bit.
I have tried Spybot-S&D
Malwarebyte Anti Malware
 
Thanks

A:Firefox web page takes awhile to load due too

Your issues with FireFox's performance are not uncommon and many users have had similar problems. Use the suggestions in the links below to troubleshoot and tweak FireFox settings.How to make Firefox load faster:Firefox is slow - How to make it fasterMaking Firefox as Fast as ChromeHow to Hack Firefox to Make it Faster!How To Make Firefox Load Pages FasterBoost Firefox with SpeedyFoxInstall these add-ons...Adblock Plus for FirefoxGhostery

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Hi, I am using my personal computer (at home) to handle lots of email and documents every night I come back from work. As such, I frequent Gmail almost everytime I turn on my computer.

OS: Windows XP SP3
Default Browser: Firefox 3.0.10
Antivirus Softwares: Avira Premium Security Suite 8, A-Squared Anti-Malware 4.5

Recently, Firefox took longer time to load a single webpage, even that simple Firefox (Google) startup page took about 20 seconds to load completely. And performing a search on Google.com took quite some time to fetch the results. What's even worse is that Gmail took forever to load... The time needed to open an unread email or delete an email can make me a cup of coffee.

I tried uninstallling Firefox and reinstalling it again. But it doesn't help in anyway.

I have performed several deep-scans using Avira and A-Squared but no viruses were found.

Disk defragmentation has been run for a couple of times already. Everything's still the same.

By the way, I have countless bookmarks in my Firefox. Could this be the problem?

Hope you can shed some light on this. It's quite frustrating when you need to wait for a quarter of hour to read a single email. Thanks in advance.

A:My Firefox is taking ages to load a page

Have you tried another browser to see if it is as slow as FF. Is your computer the only one connected to your internet, (ie, are there any other computers sharing your connection). If so have they been scanned for malware, and viruses. I would scan your computer, and any others on your network with malwarebytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Your bookmarks will have nothing to do with the slow down, I have about 700 bookmarks, and firefox works as advertised.

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Since... some Days yet, I have the Problem of my Firefox [v3.6.16] not loading the Start Page sometimes.

So, I start Firefox, get a blank Page instead of Google [happens quite often], and in the lower left Corner it says 'finished'!
[Or is it 'ready' in English...?]

It did do this just on Start of Firefox - when clicking on my Start Page Button, pressing F5, or just hitting Enter in the Adress Bar again, Google will load properly. But not upon Start, sometimes!
It's driving me Nuts!

Is there any other Way to solve this other than...
A), delete the whole User Profile Folder and lose all Extensions and their Settings
B), re-install Firefox and all of its Extensions + Settings
C), get Firefox v4.0 [don't think I couold use all of my Extensions/Themes there]
D), get another Browser?

Like, which File could I import from another Profile to fix this without losing my current one...?
I have Emsisoft Anti Malware installed, every Malware/Spyware/Trojan/Virus/Worm will be detected [Behavior Scanner reports even the slightest Change in Files like the Host File], it worked every Time yet, and Scan didn't achieve any Results but 5 Trace.Tracking Cookies.
Plus, upon re-loading the Page, it DOES work, after all.

URLs it has happened with, yet:
Startseite von Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox Start Page

A:[Firefox] First Page [Google] doesn't load!

Quote:
C), get Firefox v4.0 [don't think I couold use all of my Extensions there]


Extensions will work, even older ones will work if you disable compatibility check

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I just downloaded Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 and I can't get any pages to load PERIOD!

Everything worked fine before I made the upgrade - and I even tried IE, and everything seemed to be working there, so the problem has to be with Firefox.

I'm getting really pissed off. Everytime I install an update with Firefox, I encounter some weird problem.

I even tried uninstalling this and then installing it directly from the homepage, and still the same problem. I can't get any page to load.
 

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 - Page won't load!

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Howdy Ya'll Being on dialup, I've done all I can to make using the internet as efficient as possible. I use Firefox browser and have installed the AdBlock Plus add on. That works really well, BTW. Additionally, I've installed a 3rd party addon called Preloader from Sourceforge. Once a page is loaded, revisiting that page is real snappy.

What this post is all about is every time I reboot my machine, the first time I visit any site its like I've never been there before. Typical dialup.. Slow step by step loading of even the smallest graphic. Just wonder if there is some setting in FF I've missed that might help this.

Checked cookies in my Firefox profile and there are a ton of them in there.

Thanks... Raybro
 

A:Solved: Firefox page load time

Your "ISP" could be the culprit to slow browsing. I tried several and have settled on "TOAST.net" [http://www.toast.net/] with great satisfaction. I use SeaMonkey as my browser, and it allows use of a proxy, which TOAST accommodates. It makes all the difference in the world! Further, TOAST provides a multi-setting accelerator that really does work. I use "maximum" for sites where graphics display is not important and "very good" when I am downloading pictures, which I do every day.

{redoak}

p.s. No broadband available where I am.
 

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Hi well I just clean system out thanks to the wonderful help here at bleeping computer.com. And then I completed every suggestion he had for me to make my browser(firefox) and make my computer faster, and changed my foxfire settings. I also downloaded a program called host and change my service settings accordingly. Now wen I go to certain site it can't load certain parts of the web page, and or I can't listen to some music uploaded on the site. sometimes I cant even get hotmail website then other times it work fine. I don't know what is going please help. When I downloaded host that I updated and that's it I didnt modify any host's
the error message say's: server not found

or

The connection has timed out













The server at www.thisis50.com is taking too long to respond.




* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
or

The connection was reset













The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.




* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
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I am using xp prof. and IE 6. When I open my home page, Yahoo, sometimes I just get a blank page. IF it loads, there is about a 2 minute wait. When that happens, if I go to another page, it will or will not load. If not, it shows the "cannot find page" site. My dsl router connections shows on, but not many or no packets. If I reboot or renew the connection, it might help for once or twice but then this happens again.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Thanks!
 

A:Browser Has Long Pauses or Page Does Not Load

Have you checked for spyware/viri?
David
 

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Suddenly i got problems with my laptop. Connection is ok but no interest acess. But mobile are working fine on same wifi. I checked proxy and lan settings all are ok. Uninstalled antivirus also not helping.
Is it possible due to viruses or spyware please help me.

A:Can connect internet but browser can't load any page.

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I'm using only Opera. The best web browser, especially the functionality.
Excuse me if my english is not so much correct gramatical.
From more then one mount i can't load normal this page
https://bazar.bg/
And when i am on eBay i can't click on "see seller other items" button. With Microsoft Edge i have no problems. I delete all extensions and add-ons like AdBlock, Youtube center, clear history-nothing help.
I reinstall Opera and delete all instaled passwords and data and problem solved, but after time, lets say 2 week problem immediately come back again.
Is it virus-i dont think so.
OS Windows 10 Enterprice.
AV Avast Free.
Opera latest version.
Firewall-Windows itegrated.
SSD Kingston V300 series 100% health.
Run disc cleanup-nothing help.
Does not load page normal means screen flicker and icons on the web page non stop revolve.
Very sad because i cant reinstall each week Opera and make new bookmarks and settings again and again.
On my another PC into the another room i nad the same problem for a while and now everything is OK without my actions.
 

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HELP Please - Browser shuts down when I try to load my banks web page... :(

Hello

When I try to open (using Firefox) my banks web page (http://www.qantascu.com.au), it starts to load, but then shuts down all my open firefox pages...

Thanks for any help

Here below is the stats you may wish to view:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:11 AM, on 2/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hzrController.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hzrService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\windows\s... Read more

A:HELP Please - Browser shuts down when I try to load my banks web page... :(

hello & welcome to TSF ,


you need to post this in the (HiJack Log Help) forum of this site

if you truely do think it is because of an infection you need to follow this link & work thru the steps

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html


but if you do not think it is an infection do this


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
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Hello everybody!

Few days ago my firefox gone crazee instead of loading the actual page
it loads the source of the page i tried everything but no help..

maybe one of you got an idea what the heck it could be?

P.S. - The browser is on windows xp machine

A:Browser load source code instead page

Does this happen on every webpage or just one? How about other browsers?

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Suddenly i got problems with my laptop i can connect to wifi anf lan cable but browser can't load any page. I have tried all Internet options setting and deleted history. Proxy settings. Still not working.

A:Can Connect to internet but browser can't load any page.

Hi,

Are you internet cannot display this webpage when attempting to load a page? Have you tried using a different browser like chrome?

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Suddenly i got problems with my laptop. Connection is ok but no interest acess. But mobile are working fine on same wifi. I checked proxy and lan settings all are ok. Uninstalled antivirus also not helping.
Is it possible due to viruses or spyware please help me.

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Hello everybody.

I can't load any microsoft account login page in any browser on my laptop (running windows 8.1). Whether it is outlook, one drive, microsoft support forums, etc. Each time I try to load the login page I get the following errors:

In firefox: The connection was reset
In IE: This page cannot be displayed
In chrome: This webpage is not available

It was working up until yesterday, then all of sudden in the middle of the afternoon I couldn't access any microsoft login page.

As far as I can tell, these are the only pages that can't load. MSN works fine, any microsoft site works fine (outside of the login part of course). All other sites I have tried work just fine.

However, I can access my email in the Mail app that comes standard in windows 8.1 as well as on my android phone. Furthermore, I don't think that it is an ISP problem as I can easily access those pages on an old desktop computer I have and on my phone. It seems to be an issue with my laptop specifically.

I have tried restarting the computer (multiple times) and clearing the cache and cookies (multiple times).

If I can't fix this, I'm probably going to reinstall windows, but I really would like to save myself all the trouble that comes with that, especially since it's just one page that I can't get to load.

I really need help figuring this out. Any help and input would be greatly appreciated.

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I know the E version went, but what happened to the need to 'choose a browser' on install? Did common sense prevail in the end?

A:What happened to the 'choose a browser' nonsense?

That was never intended for a US version of Windows 7.

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Hi. I'm not tech-minded so please bear with me.

Over the past few weeks I've noticed that web pages take several seconds longer to load than they did previously, both in Firefox and IE. Although no problems showed up when I scanned with McAfee (BT NetProtect Plus), Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes in Safe Mode, I'm wondering if the reduction in page load speed is a sign of a problem.

If anyone could advise I'd be very grateful.

I've attached logs as per instructions.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16490 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by David at 15:00:13 on 2013-07-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.8102.6562 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Reduction in web page load times in IE and Firefox; can't work out why

Hi and Welcome!!

My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.

Having said that.... Let's get going!!
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AdwCleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Search.
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For the last few years, I've had GMail set as my home page in Firefox, and Firefox is set to show the home page when it starts (unless I choose to save the open tabs before closing the browser). But for about a week now, when I start Firefox for the first time after starting up my PC, it tries to connect for about a second before opening the new tab page instead of GMail. Strangely, if I close the browser without loading any pages then open it again, GMail loads.

I tried restoring the home page to the default start page, and the default page loaded every time on startup. This morning, I set my homepage to Google before switching off my PC and heading out for a few hours. I just got back and started everything up, and Google loaded right away.

Thanks in advance for any support you can provide.

A:Firefox won't load home page on startup when it's GMail

I use Firefox (FF) and have the same home page as you (gmail), and I've noticed that behaviour shortly after the stories came out about the POODLE attacks, and I updated to FFv34, 34 is the version where FF disabled SSLv3 by default.

I looked at the SSL settings in about:config and there's too many to try and re-figure their settings for now so I went to TLS and bumped up both my security.tls.version.fallback-limit and security.tls.version.min from 1 to 2 and left the security.tls.version.max at 3. The reason I increased the first two is; As POODLE grew the talk around TLS was that TLS1 was close to being cracked.

I'm going to let the settings run for awhile and see if it helps and I'll post back after a few days or so. In the meantime what I do if gmail doesn't open and I get a blank tab is, go up to the home button on my bookmark bar, click once and gmail opens up.

Related Links:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982368

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/688207

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1043677

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Hi. I'm not tech-minded so please bear with me. Over the past few weeks I've noticed that web pages take several seconds longer to load than they did previously, both in Firefox and IE. Although no problems showed up when I scanned with McAfee (BT NetProtect Plus), Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes in Safe Mode, I'm wondering if the reduction in page load speed is a sign of a problem. If anyone could advise I'd be very grateful.

A:Reduction in web page load times in IE and Firefox; can't work out why

It might be that you have a lot of extensions in firefox and ie. if you get rid of some of them it might help.

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Every few google searches I have the following problem. I enter my search, and get my results page fine. Then, when I click on the page I want I get the following message on the screen (with the correct address in the address bar)

Connection Interrupted

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

The computer and connection is not running slow. This happens right away. So then I click or highlight the address bar and hit Enter as if I typed the address and it goes right to it. It's happening every few times or so.

I wasn't sure if this was a firefox issue or a windows issue. So far I've gone to Windows Security (I have Vista) and deleted Firefox and I also tried adding it but checking it as an exception. Neither seemed to solved the issue.

Any thoughts? Thanks!

A:Page load error question - Firefox or Windows?

Welcome sfran7!

Try typing about:config in your addy bar. In the page that appears (you'll get a warning to be careful first!) type browser.urlbar in the search bar at top and look for browser.urlbar.search.timeout and the figure you have in the value should be 100. If it isn't, double click and enter 100. If it is, try adding more time by upping the number.

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Along with pages that stay open for periods of time become "sleepers" and will be hard to click off, move or jump to another page.
Windows XP Home Edition Dell Desktop Dimension Series 2300.
Recent Disc Cleanup
Disk Defrag is showing not needed

Installed Video Card to improve choppy video issue; no result
Upgraded from 512mb of ram to 1GB of ram, no result

Operating with a 24" Flat Screen

This computer just keeps getting slower and cannot figure out why. Lots of apps right now on this computer

Have external 1 Terrabyte hard drive

Pentium 4 - 2.0 Ghz processor
I have a XPS 9000 on order from Dell but I need to get this computer back up to snuff and I'm assuming there's something in the hijack log that might indicate the problem.

Outlook Express real slow to open,

Opening up Add/Remove panel very slow
What's odd is certain sites with pictures/picture dex's are unaffected by the speed to move around the internet, unless the pages are left open for a period of time, like http://caedes.net or other photography sites.

Here's the hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:37:57 PM, on 12/16/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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A:Page Icons slow to Load when Opening Browser

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Hi Team,

We are using Internet explorer 11 browser and our application can work only on document mode IE=5, I tried the web pages to forcefully load in IE=5 by using the meta tag like below however it always loading in IE11 mode. Please help me with this issue.
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=5">

Thanks,
Srinivas

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Recently I discovered that windows update on my computer doesn't work anymore. When I tried to access Windows Update page , all I got is: "This webpage is not available." in google chrome. In Internet Explorer when I try the windows update link, the browser keeps closing and restarting with no success. If trying to google about this problem concerning windows update issues I also get the browser closing and restarting. Also no succes in Mozzila Firefox nor in Apple Safari. I tried all browsers with no success: windows update page is not working ( Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage), neither is it possible to update form Windows, I just can't get updates to work no matter I do.

When I tried to run Combofix to see the results, the computer freezes and I need to shutdown and restart.
I scanned my computer with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I didn't get any objects infected.
What advice can you give me?
Thanks in advance.

PS: also on this page in this post when I tried to paste the windows update adress(link) I could not post, I get "This webpage is not available." in chrome.
In Safari: Safari can’t open the page “http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?”. The error is: “unknown error” (kCFErrorDomainWinSock:10052)
And it is only because I pasted the adress of windows update site I could not post it no matter what browser I use.

A:Windows Update page doesn't load in any browser

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:04:08 AM, on 12/4/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2.exe
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Friends computer...Win 2000, cable connection...when he attempts to launch IE browser...gets a cannot find server message (the page cannot be displayed). He can launch his email and get his email...but internet explorer will not work. He can even get to Windows Update site (without using the browser) He has tried uninstall/reinstall of IE 6.0...and tried IE repair tool...no help. He said the internet options settings for his ISP is set to auto.
 

A:(Solved) Browser won't load page...connection working...(?)

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I am having issues lately with Firefox. This isnt constant but happens intermittently waiting to load for 10 minutes then loading and working well for a few minutes before slowing to a crawl again. All pages load fine in IE when I test it at the same time.

Test pages were:
myspace
google
wikipedia
192.168.1.1 - router page

All 4 showed loadtime in firefox. I started firefox in safe mode and also had the same issues with wait times. I dont know why it is just firefox and why it happens intermittently.

A related issue is music or youtube videos would stop playing after I played my first song or video. With youtube videos, the whole video downloads but would freeze after 2 seconds of playing. Works fine in IE, issue only happens in Firefox but corrects when I close and reopen browser.

Maybe reinstalling browser would fix it, but I would like to know why it is happening.

I am not running any firewall.
I am running 2 codec packs, ffdshow and vista codec pack.
cant think of anything else.

A:Firefox page loading problem - pages load quick in IE

Hey chrisdab,

Sounds like it could be anything. I think you'd be better off with a new install than waste time trying to isolate the problems.

If you're running any nightlies you should expect some backward steps at times. What version of Firefox are you running? (Help > about)

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I am having issues lately with Firefox. This isnt constant but happens intermittently waiting to load for 10 minutes then loading and working well for a few minutes before slowing to a crawl again. All pages load fine in IE when I test it at the same time.

Test pages were:
myspace
google
wikipedia
192.168.1.1 - router page

All 4 showed loadtime in firefox. I started firefox in safe mode and also had the same issues with wait times. I dont know why it is just firefox and why it happens intermittently.

A related issue is music or youtube videos would stop playing after I played my first song or video. With youtube videos, the whole video downloads but would freeze after 2 seconds of playing. Works fine in IE, issue only happens in Firefox but corrects when I close and reopen browser.

Maybe reinstalling browser would fix it, but I would like to know why it is happening.

I am not running any firewall.
I am running 2 codec packs, ffdshow and vista codec pack.
cant think of anything else.
 

A:Firefox page loading problem - pages load quick in IE

Which version of Firefox are you using? Have you tried nuking your browser cookies and cache (from within Firefox)?

Peace...
 

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Hi- hope someone can give me a fix for this-I have to reload then refresh every page I go to-then everything runs perfectly. I've tried msconfig/flushdns and also NETSH  INT  IP  RESET
        NETSH  WINHTTP  RESET  PROXY(this might be or windows 8)
        IPCONFIG  /FLUSHDNS
pressing enter after each command, then restarting > this does not  work. Is there a fix? or am I being hijacked?
thank you for any help

A:have to refresh browser(s) multiple times to fully load a page

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
 
Source
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Hi, I am using a windows XP pro Operating System, I have wireless broadband connection, but couldn't able to open any webpage in my firefox browser. I didn't updated anything, my wireless is working fine. Please help me to solve this problem.
 

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Hello All,
I'm sure someone in here has probably ran into the same problem I'm having..and that is trying to print a adobe 'flash' page that I desired to. When you click on the 'print preview' button in the browser, it's blank. There's got to be some kind of a 'fix' for this problem...does anyone have any suggestions ?
Thanks,
David

A:Can't Print Flash Page With Firefox Browser

Don't pay attention to the print preview. Just print and you'll get your page. I also have blank preview in FF but pages are printed OK. Don't forget to use Landscape orientation for horizontal page to get good result.
In general, when I don't know how to print something, I use a "universal" fixing method - Print Screen > open MS Paint > paste > print

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HiI was infected by, I believe, antivirus pro. Fortunately, it infected the secondary user on my Windows XP so I was able to just delete the account with my administrator account and I thought it took care of the problem. Initially, I wasn't able to run the anti-virus program I had using the infected user. But, I could scan the computer with the administrator account. I tried with McAfee initially to no avail. Then, AVG helped find some viruses etc. After deleting the account, I found out that although the antivirus pro and all the pop-ups were now gone, my internet explorer and firefox searches were re-routed to nonsense websites. Google chrome is still functional, however. After reading around the forums, I installed malwarebytes and it found a lot of trojans and I deleted them all. Unfortunately, even after a reboot, the problems persisted. So, I'm posting the DDS, AVG and Malwarebytes logs. Thanks for the help. Keep up the good work DDS LogDDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Katie Administrator at 9:08:28.75 on Sun 07/05/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.113 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServi... Read more

A:Infected with Antivirus Pro; IE and Firefox searches re-routed to nonsense websites

Hello, heathen_bd.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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for the past couple of days, I have been unable to switch tabs, close out the current tab or another tab, or exit Firefox until the current page is completely loaded. this could be anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Firefox then becomes unresponsive to my clicks and I cannot even close out of Firefox with the "x" box until the current page is fully loaded. I usually switch tabs when a page is loading but now I cannot due to this issue.
 
I posted on Mozillazine on Friday bumping it a few times with no replies so I was wondering if I could get help here

A:unable to switch tabs, close out tab, or exit Firefox until page completely load

 What version of Firefox are you running?  29.0.1 is the current version.  If you're using an earlier version, I'd upgrade.  If you're already running 29.0.1, I'd try uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it.
 
Good luck.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

I am having problems with my browser selectively not downloading pictures and page content on some websites, it always happens on "my watch list" on Ebay, I have uninstalled firefox and then re-installed firefox, but this did not resolve the problem, I also have this problem when I use google chrome, but internet explorer does not seem to be effected...How can I fix this problem, thanks for your help

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Over the past week I've been in the process of reinstalling programs to my computer after having to reinstall WindowsXP. Up until this past Friday everything was running smoothly, and then in the blink of an eye trying to browse web pages has become a frustrating act taking much longer than it should. When running other applications not involving going online, my computer runs completely fine. I suspect spyware is the cause because when I first began reinstalling programs I inadvertantly came across a web page that I know hit me with a load of spyware...all this happening before I reloaded my firewall and antivirus software. Eventually I installed these programs and cleaned out my computer to the point where I could work without worrying about spyware cropping up. I still suspect remnants of spyware remain on my computer which has now caused my browsing online to become a near impossibility. I am only able to ask for your assistance on this web site while running my computer in safe mode.
Sorry for being so wordy..I just wanted to be as descriptive as possible to help you out in determining the correct actions to help alleviate my problem.

Here is my HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:18:25 PM, on 7/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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A:Opening up either my IE or Firefox browser results in painfully slow web page loads..

Hi Mark and welcome to TSF.

Download L2MFix from one of these two locations:

http://www.atribune.org/downloads/l2mfix.exe
http://www.downloads.subratam.org/l2mfix.exe

Save the file to your desktop and double click l2mfix.exe. Click the Install button to extract the files and follow the prompts. Then open the newly added l2mfix folder on your desktop. Double click l2mfix.bat and select option #1 for Run Find Log by typing 1 and then pressing Enter. This will scan your computer and it may appear nothing is happening. After a minute or 2, notepad will open with a log. Copy the contents of that log and paste it into this thread.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT run option #2 or any other files in the l2mfix folder until you are asked to do so!

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new to this and not to good on the technical jargon..

basically i used to be able to load websites up then they stopped loading now and again and now they dont load at all.\
for eg: ebay i can go to the website search it all but click on the sign in and it just wont load.
there are other web pages which just wont load at all and just get the load thing and a blank screen.. and then time out.

ive done the AVG thing, spybot search and destroy, spyblaster.. and reset my router but stil nothing!!!

using windows xp and IE8
 

A:Can't load websites, or can load main page but then links don't load

How are you connected to the internet?
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:38:44 PM, on 03/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tabbtnu.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TCServer.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Q Menu\QICON.EXE
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Q Menu\CpqMcSrV.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\NaturallySpeaking\Program\natspeak.exe
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Hello everyone,
 
After a recent restart of my PC. I've noticed a line with strange characters show up after BIOS has loaded. This stops the booting process and it just stays there.
 
I've tried several restarts and certain hardware changes, such as removing the Video-Card; but nothing seems to alleviate the problem. 
 
Which leads me to believe it could either be corrupted files, a security issue such a Virus, or something else preventing me from resuming Windows.
 
Has anyone else encountered this?
 
(I've found a similar thread on these forums that can be found here.) But it requires specific fixes for his case.
 
Thanks in advance. 

A:Strange characters on Load, won't boot in to OS

How many sticks of RAM does your system have installed, and have you tried each RAM module, individually, in different slots?

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