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internet access needs multiple clicks to get thru

I click on a url and get the 'can't get the page' error. Yet these are standard sites. I have to double and triple click to get thru. Most often it is at the large companies, ie, chicago tribune, USA today, and the like, when this happens but not just them, and then the connection is slow when accepted. And then I get the site in blue (CSS pages????) not the actual www page, and must hit refresh. Is there a dns problem on my HP Pavilion 64bit AMD PhenomX4, Vista home premium. Is something switched on or off that needs changing? HELP

Also, (related ???) the back button is suddenly filled with urls of ads or other things loaded with a web page in front of the url for the previous page, and I must hit BACK over and over. Sometimes these urls won't let me get past them, and I have to go to the list of recent sites and skip the offending url. Real nuisence. I now use the inprivate filter settings to block some of these, but not all are on the list. These settings revert to OFF when I leave the browser,IE 8 with full updates and upgrades.

Anyone have ideas? I have checked McAfee for firewall etc permissions etc, but nothing seems to be different. This all started a few weeks ago. Can you help or suggest a direction.

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Re: Internet access

In reply to: internet access needs multiple clicks to get thru

This needs some diagnostics.
1. Try another browser (Firefox, Chrome). Better?
2. Disable all add-ons in IE8 and try again (it's in Tools>Manage add-ons)
3. Assuming it's a laptop, does it happen everywhere or just at one location?
4. Download and run MBAM and SAS (SuperAntiSpyware). Any changes?


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thanks, problems continue

In reply to: Re: Internet access

Chrome gives the same problem, Msg reads

Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found.

So it does appear to involve some dns

This is not a laptop. Chrome has no plugs as of now. It all feels like the signal doesn't have enough strength to do its job. Multiple clicks often but not always work.

I don't your suggested software yet.

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