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So i'm updating this from my phone because my computer is suddenly unable to load...just about anything useful. Chrome is dead, Gmail is unreachable in any browser, as is any site I have to log into, and even my chat client is a no-go. I suspect it may be AVG, and am uninstalling it and its pervasive linkscan stuff to see if that helps.

Anyone got a good, free antivirus to recommend?

ETA: Well, that wasn't it. I can still access everything normally on my phone... Is this some kind of virus? What the hell, even?

Date: 2011-02-04 06:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violentsoftie.livejournal.com
I use avast! (http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download). Relatedly, I picked it up after AVG met my campus's security network and rejected the internet like a nerd in gym class.

Date: 2011-02-04 07:09 am (UTC)
ext_135265: (Yarr)
From: [identity profile] snapples-apples.livejournal.com
+5 icon points.

AVAST! I'll try it! (And not just because it is a pirate's own antivirus program.)

Ah well. At least I can still be plugged in via my phone, even if it is le annoying. TECHNOLOGIES, HOW ABOUT THEM, WOT?!

Date: 2011-02-04 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisoninkbottle.livejournal.com
had this problem the other day

1) Right click Chrome and tell it to run as administrator.
2) Check the options in it to make sure it hasn't got any sneak proxy settings popped up as checked off in there.
3) If you've any other AV programs, make sure that you haven't got Chrome (or any websites, etc) blocked by them.
4) Download TDSSKiller using some other browser and use it to check for any boogidy boogidies.

If it still doesn't work after all that, give a holler.

Date: 2011-02-04 06:11 pm (UTC)
ext_135265: (Headsmashy)
From: [identity profile] snapples-apples.livejournal.com
I shall try that when I get home - the thing is, it's happening on my iPod touch as well. I think it might actually be something the cable company is doing. O__o

Date: 2011-02-04 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skylanth.livejournal.com
I have no useful advice to give, as computer problems like this confuse and enrage me.

But I gotta say, awesome icon. I recently got to play Portal and...gosh darn it, I don't think I'm ever going to get any cake.

Date: 2011-02-04 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyriangalley.livejournal.com
I have nothing to say except that is made of fail. :(

Date: 2011-02-04 10:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mephron
when you try to get into a site that requires login, do you get an error message or do you just clock until it says "can't reach site"?

Date: 2011-02-04 06:13 pm (UTC)
ext_135265: (WAIT I'LL FIX IT)
From: [identity profile] snapples-apples.livejournal.com
The second. At first I was getting an error message about "search.avg.com" being unreachable, hence blaiming AVG. ...Blaiming. Right. Anyway, I no longer think that's the problem, because I can't access my mail or log-in sites on my ipod touch.

I can load everything fine on my smartphone, though, which doesn't use the wireless.
Edited Date: 2011-02-04 06:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-02-04 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mephron
My first idea right now is to reboot the modem and/or the router and see what that clears up.

Date: 2011-02-04 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frannyan.livejournal.com
What errors are you getting? Standard "can't reach" types? Same ISP on the phone and computer? Have a firewall or anything that's running and/or has recently updated?

Date: 2011-02-04 06:14 pm (UTC)
ext_135265: (WAIT I'LL FIX IT)
From: [identity profile] snapples-apples.livejournal.com
I fiddled with the firewall/security settings and even uninstalled AVG, but nothing works. My roommate's computer and my iPod touch both have the same problem, but the phone is a different ISP and works fine.

Date: 2011-02-04 06:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shiromadoushi
Tried resetting the modem? You using wireless or cables? What kinda internet is it?

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