Some websites are loading in text format

February 10, 2011 at 22:42:07
Specs: Windows Vista
When i try to load some sites, such as yahoo, it looks as though it had been copied and pasted on to microsoft word. Like all the links are blue and underlined and all the contents are pushed to the left. I've already tried clearing my history and cache and cookies and my javascript is enabled, so I don't know what the problem is! Its been going on for a few days now.
I'd really appreciate some help thank you!

p.s. Also my facebook is unable to load some of my friends' pictures and some applications.

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February 10, 2011 at 23:37:56
Without knowing what web browser and add-ons you're using, I'll take a stab in the dark. It sounds like the CSS documents for these websites are having trouble loading. Do you have a browser add-on that may be blocking access to CSS documents or set them to disabled? Also, ensure that you haven't aggressively blocked images.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily.

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February 11, 2011 at 04:14:17
My current browser is Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13.
I am not sure what you mean by CSS documents, sorry I am a newby still.
My current addons are avg security toolbar, tor button, conduit engine, DAP extension, uTorrent community toolbar, and other stuff like java console, .NET framework, shopper's report.

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February 17, 2011 at 12:05:07
A Cascading Style Sheet document is usually where all the formatting of the web page is done. I'm not familiar with tor, conduit, DAP, uTorrent, or shopper's report, so you'll have to check each addon's options for items related to blocking CSS documents.

You haven't made changes to the Firefox about:config file, have you? I doubt it, but just checking.

Are there any sites listed as exceptions in the Load Images Automatically (Content tab) option? Once again, I doubt it.

Another cause as to why a CSS document and other web items fail to load is because of a poor Internet Connection. If you have too many items connected to the Internet, possibly downloading updates or even malware, they could be utilizing too much bandwidth causing your websites to load slowly or not at all. I'd do a full scan with Malwarebytes and/or SuperAntispyware. The latter will find tracking cookies which aren't necessarily malicious, but a good thing to clean up regularly.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily.

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