Internet Randomly Doesn't Work?

Dell INSPIRON 1520
April 14, 2011 at 17:36:07
Specs: XP Pro, 3GB
Recently when you open I.E. it just stays on a blank white page and doesn't load anything. If you open Outlook Express it just freezes. Only solution is to restart the computer and it fixes itself. No other computers on the network is doing this?

Any ideas?


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April 15, 2011 at 01:24:35
caso1992, maybe? Possible you've got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.?). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely. What you describe sounds sorta like it.
If you need to clean one, Malware Bytes ( seems to be the preferred remover, but I've run into a few it couldn't handle. Superantispyware (seems able to handle all comers. Info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running. Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas

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