|Google is my default search, no problems many years. My browser is the latest Firefox, last week it started that now I can’t use google search or just about any site that is a Google site. I put in a search item and/or try to navigate to any google site and google times out, all the time, other google sites take a long time to load, or they time out also, this problem is now more then a week old. I have no problems searching with other search engines. Now, I am beginning to have problems with any other addresses. When I try to ping google's address, (Google.com) it times out as it does with 95% of google addresses. There is no google outage and my other pc uses google with no problem. I can use my gmail and google maps with no problems, it only occurs on this machine running Vista home premium 64bit. I just don’t know what kind of setting has been changed to only effect google search. I have done a system restore and it has had no effect. I have done a complete virus and malware scan, nothing has shown up (using Comodo and Avast and Superantispyware And, of course, there is no way to get help from google. With some online tech help I have tried the following: gone to the Hosts file and found no problems.|
Help please, I'm pulling my hair out and investing a lot of time......Stan
Adblock, Autopager, Fission, Ghostery, LinkExtend, Skype ext. Sxipper and WOT
I never use IE8/7, but when I looked for it in “Add/Remove” it wasn’t there, when I looked in Zsoft uninstaller, it was not there either.
I turned off windows firewall and am using only Comodo which has an Antivirus also, I did install Avast a day or so ago as Gizmo Richards recommended it and said with an antivirus two can be used and I use them “on demand only”.
I have dumped all cookies from Firefox and Firefox is set to dump them when closing and has been. I did the same with IE8 (which I don’t use, except when I have to) it too is set to dump on closing. I search for %userprofile%\Cookies and nothing showed up. You folks are tops it is a shame that google or their forums does not respond and hang in there like you all…..Still fighting…