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Can't watch online videos anymore!

January 7, 2011 at 07:28:23
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.267 GHz / 2935 MB

I accidently downloaded an "anit virus" virus last night (AV8 virus) and had to run malwarebytes and ccleaner to get rid of it. however, when i removed things from ccleaner, i think i might've accidently removed something that allowed me to play online videos before...now i can't watch anything online, including my online yoga videos, youtube videos, facebook video posts, etc. i've tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash player and i have the latest version, but when i try to watch videos again, it still tells me to download the latest version of flash player.

PLEASE HELP! online videos are my livelihood!!!!

Thank you guys so much!


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#1
January 8, 2011 at 06:23:42

yes, virus is clean

and yes, i just reinstalled the latest version of flash, but it still won't play!
i also downloaded divX, i also have VLC, but i don't know how to use them to watch online videos. how do i switch over to these players?


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#2
January 8, 2011 at 14:11:55

leeingri, your proxy and automatically detect settings may have been compromised.

Check > automatically detect settings

Uncheck > proxy

vista how to check proxy and automatically detect settings

http://moourl.com/r8gk8

http://helpdeskgeek.com/networking/...

http://www.ehow.com/how_2377321_set...


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#3
January 8, 2011 at 15:50:23

so am i supposed to check or uncheck "automatically detect settings"?

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#4
January 8, 2011 at 16:05:48

well, i tried checking the option and then restarting my computer...still doesn't work...

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#5
January 8, 2011 at 17:58:39

Check > automatically detect settings

Did you?

Uncheck > proxy


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#6
January 9, 2011 at 06:09:29

yes, i did both. didn't work.

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#7
January 9, 2011 at 07:47:50

your proxy being checked has nothing to do with this problem because obviously you are getting online. Response 3 is for if you CANNOT get online.

Open IE and click on tools/internet options/advanced and reset internet explorer. Then close it out and open it again and see if you can view the vids, sounds like you have some corrupt addons installed.
Another solution
Try some different browsers:
firefox
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
google chrome
http://www.google.com/chrome/index....

Chances are they will work for you...good luck

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#8
January 9, 2011 at 14:07:01

i've reset my IE, reinstalled my IE8, nothing's worked so far.
i'm gonna try the browser thing.

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#9
January 9, 2011 at 14:20:13

google chrome wouldn't install, so i gave up
but i installed firefox, and now i can watch youtube! THANK YOU!
so there's no way to fix IE8?

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#10
January 9, 2011 at 14:31:33

response #8 tells you how to reset IE....glad to hear firefox worked for you

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#11
January 9, 2011 at 15:09:07

Response 8

Response 3 is for if you CANNOT get online.

Absolute rubbish, do some more googling.


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#12
January 9, 2011 at 15:13:41

leeingri, more info on fixing IE8.

http://moourl.com/fmodm


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#13
January 10, 2011 at 05:57:44

I've tried to reset and reinstall IE8 but both didn't work.
was there a reason as to why google chrome wouldn't install?
maybe that is the same reason my IE8 wouldn't play videos?

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#14
January 10, 2011 at 07:52:48

Something has gone corrupt in your operating system. If you have an install disc you can try sfc /scannow
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tools...

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#15
January 10, 2011 at 15:55:53

what if i don't have the install disc?

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