GIF error 1in 1 pixels

April 2, 2013 at 03:58:37
Specs: Windows XP
When I click on some websites it errors and says:
GIF image, 1in 1 pixels
what should I do to solve this problem?
my browsers are firefox and internet explorer and it appears for some websites like:
http://www.livejournal.com/

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#1
April 2, 2013 at 11:19:06
Two things come to mind. Firewall or the Hosts file.

Briefly disable your firewall and go to one of the websites with issues (a safe one).
If that helps then we will at least know where the trouble lies. Be sure to turn it back on again afterwards.

Have you been using the Hosts file? If you don't know what I mean then the answer is No, although something could have got at it. After you've checked out the firewall we can look at that if necessary.

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#2
April 2, 2013 at 12:27:21
Hi.
I disabled both my computer's and anti virus's firewall but I still can't access that site.
I really don't know anything about hosts file?!!!

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#3
April 2, 2013 at 12:39:10
Follow this path:

From the C drive > Windows > System32 > drivers >etc

In the etc folder you might find a few files. Find the one that says Hosts and rename it to HostsX. Doing that will temporarily disable it, not essential so it does no harm - long story.

Restart the computer (just to be sure) and see if that helps. If it does we can check out the hosts file, otherwise you might as well name it back to just Hosts

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#4
April 3, 2013 at 10:46:32
Ok I did as you said but the problem is still the same. So what is the next step please?

P.S: I changed the name back after trying.


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#5
April 3, 2013 at 11:35:51
OK well, if you only found one file with the name Hosts and renamed it then it would no longer function so we can forget that.

There are reasons why a particular browser can have the problems you describe but with both failing I'm trying to think of a common factor. My ideas bag is getting empty but if you are using a router there is the possibility that the firewall in that is messing things up somehow. It would be interesting to see if you can reach one of those websites with the router firewall temporarily turned off. I've not run into that gif image error.

As an aside it is probably not a good idea to have two software firewalls running together - they could bog down the system. I don't know what AV you are using but "mostly" third party firewall are superior to the Windows one because they check outgoing traffic as well. Unless the AV firewall is something obscure, when you turn off the one in Windows it recognises it and indicates that you already have a suitable firewall onboard.

While I'm waiting for you to come back I'll take a look at the website link that you posted, makes sure I can get there with IE and Firefox then see if I can spot anything unusual about it. I'll also see if that gif error is reported elsewhere - it's a new one on me.

EDIT:
Are you by any chance using Kaspersky? If so it seems the solution is to turn off their anti-banner feature.

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#6
April 4, 2013 at 01:51:46
first of all, yes, I tried three different browsers and the problem is still the same.
secondly, I use ADSL for my internet connection. But I've tried with dial up too and it's still the same. ummm , I don't know how to temporarily turn off the router firewall?What's AV? you mean that I should turn off my window's firewall cause firefox has a firewall that can do the work of the window's firewall,too? I tried before and turned the firewall of the windows off temporarily but he problem remained so I turned it on again.sighs
No I don't use Kaspersky as my anti virus.I'm using ESET smart security.
Untill like two years beforeI didn't have this problem with this site but mostly I used my cell phone to go to this site but now that I need to go there with my PC again, this problem occured.

So,could u find anything with that website?


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#7
April 4, 2013 at 11:52:43
Sorry, by AV I meant "Antivirus". The website looked quite normal to me.

Nope Firefox has no Firewall - it's just a browser. Rightly or wrongly I got the impression that you had another software firewall (part of your Antivirus maybe) and as an aside felt that it was a bad idea because software can clash and cause issues.

Right now I'm thin on ideas but if it is still the same with your Antivirus and firewall(s) turned off then about the only other thing that comes to mind is the router firewall. Obviously you wouldn't want to run with its firewall disabled but if temporarily doing so helps then we could try and find out why.

To get to your router controls you put a number in your browser address bar. It varies with routers but, for example, mine is 192.168.1.1 and yours is likely to be similar (192.168.2.1 maybe). It should be in your route documentation somewhere or you could Google its make and model number to find it. This allows you to change various parameters and one of these will be firewall on or off. There might be a password to get into the controls but if you haven't changed it from default you will probably have to type in Admin or maybe just hit the Enter key.

I have a feeling there is something we are both missing, so I'll keep thinking - maybe in the meantime someone else will pop by with some fresh ideas.

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#8
April 9, 2013 at 09:39:06
I tried it before I had a router and had the same problem.

Anything else that could possibly help me,please?


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#9
April 9, 2013 at 10:02:59
Clutching at straws rather but I wondered if you have any toolbars or their remnants around. Download, install and run this freebie:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

Copy/Paste the log on here rather than letting it Delete at this stage.

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#10
April 9, 2013 at 11:27:27
What does this software do?


Edit: I read that and understood. I'll do it and inform u.thanks


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