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Access to many websites is slow

by its stillme / January 4, 2007 6:53 AM PST

My access to many websites is very slow. To others it is as fast as ever. I notice that the slow websites are waiting for www.burstnet.com. What is 'burstnet'? is it a problem stemming from my machine?
Thanks for any help. i hope this note is oin the correct forum.

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by caktus / January 5, 2007 1:51 PM PST

Apparently harmless spyware. Probably caused by a tracking Cookie. Remove Cookies, Temporary Internet files, History. Run an anti-spyware scan such as ewido from http://www.ewido.net/en/ .

It can also be blocked by Host file.

Hope this helps.

Charlie

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Access to many websites is slow
by its stillme / January 6, 2007 8:23 AM PST
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Charlie, I went to http://www.ewido.net/en/ to get the software to do the scan but it looks like I won't be able to use it because I am still running Windows 98 SE. Any other ideas? Also I do not understand what you mean when you say "it can also be blocked by the Host file". Thank you for your suggestions.

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Access to many websites is slow
by Bob__B / January 6, 2007 11:49 PM PST

Anti tools for w98 are becoming more limited.

Two that still function are.
Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search and Destroy.
Use google.

As for the Hosts file look here.
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

It explains what a host file does and how to use it.
Burstnet seems to be a site it will block.

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Possible spyware
by tomron / January 6, 2007 11:07 AM PST
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