"Kai Schaetzl" <email@example.com> wrote in
> Dogbert schrieb am Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:03:51 GMT:
>> www.google.com doesn't load
> what exactly does happen?
White page, no content, no images, nothing whatsoever.
>> all worked fine the other day when i installed ie8.
> So, think about what you did after that. It doesn't look liek an IE8
> problem, does it?
Actaully it does, I should've said IE8 worked fine the other day, it did,
pages loading properly and fully usable. now barely anything is
> Have you already used RIES (internet options, advanced, reset ...) ?
>> 2 other things: oddly the login screen's password prompt has the dots
>> looking like bars.
> Ok, a few of the possible reasons are that you are using a
> non-standard theme, no theme at all or are missing the WingDings or
> whatever font that is responsible for the display of the dots. Or
> maybe you set a fixed encoding for all web pages instead of using
I personally abhor themes, I have always kept windows default, as a
developer it's cleaner. At most in the past i might've changed the title
bar color, but not here, never touch font size or crazy themes.
Also I use the Win XP start menu, not classic. Move with the times...
as to fixed encoding... hmmm i didn't explicitly change anything.
> trying to open Norton Internet security window has a
>> similar effect, missing info.
> Oh, you have Norton. Uninstall it completely and see if it is better
> now. Yes, I'm serious. Keep the Windows Firewall on.
I seriously doubt that's it, it worked fine before and I did not do a
reccent update to it that would be occuring in this former good now bad.
Only thing was install IE8 and let it do updates.
I will do that as last resort, but generally don't see it as the problem.
As I see it, Norton's only effect since they're using IE as a display
page instead of a real GUI.
>> I've run the MS malicious software remover tools in case of
>> conflicker and such, but that didn't find anything.
> Well, you should try other software, for instance the one from
> MalwareBytes. The MSRT comes only with a limited set of signatures.
I will review it and if it comes up trustworthy i'll try it thanks.