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ie connection settings---HELP MEEEeeee.

first, the background. my comp is a homemade piii- 933 on an aopen ax6bc board with 768 mb's of ram. i'm running win2000sp4, IE 6sp1, with all the updates, patches and fixes. i've never had this problem before, and have been trying for weeks to fix it, and don't know what to do next. my internet connection settings get changed from automatically detect to use proxy server(with no proxy set), after almost every webpage i visit. why? my computer has been thoroughly scanned with norton( i know you guys don't like this), avg, webroot spysweeper, and several other virus specific scanners. all infections have been removed, as well as manually editing any registry entries. no success. i use netscape accelerated internet service, and i'm not terribly impressed with it,(the accelerator keeps disconnecting, but i think it's directly related to this problem). this is a faily new clean install(2 weeks ago, i had 2000, tried xp, then removed it and went back to win2k). all hardware is the same as before, and this never happened then. i ran a scan with hijackthis and found nothing unusual. i'm no pro, but i'm not exactly a novice, either, and this is really starting to tick me off. do you know how long it takes to check email, or anything else , for that matter, when your browser settings are changed every time you open a page? am i missing a setting someplace???
thanx for any help you can give me with this. ric.

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I would suggest

In reply to: ie connection settings---HELP MEEEeeee.

that you uninstall the accelerator only...or if your version of netscape has it integrated, download the newest version of netscape WITHOUT the accelerator, then uninstall netscape completely and install the newest netscape instead.

Make sure you reboot between the steps.

Accelerators use cached information and spin through various dialup phone numbers for dial up customers in order to speed up the net instead of refreshing the webpage as you get to one, and like you, I suspect the accelerator is at the bottom of your problems.

As long as you can keep your internet connection, the accelerator isn't necessary (I'm on dial up and found that many ISP's that advertise accelerators like peoplepc all have problems with customers not being able to hold their settings. I also had problems with this with Wildblue satellite service and had to uninstall their accelerator when I used them.

TONI

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it seems to be working now

In reply to: I would suggest

thanx toni. i checked, and there was no updated versions of netscape or the accelerator, and simply removing it was not an option, since the accelerator service is what i am paying for, so here is what i did. first, i uninstalled netscape, and everything related to it. then i removed toolbars(yahoo and google),ALL bho's, then firefox, and finally internet explorer. then i spent more than a few hours going through the registry and removing any reference to any of these. then i just put everything back in and so far it seems to be working (knock on wood).cross your fingers for me, and maybe it'll keep working.
thanx again, ric.

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