> I don't care about your silly little quips back at me, what I am looking for
> is an answer to my problem, this is a Discussion Group for people looking for
> solutions to problems, so if you're are not going to post a probable solution
> don't bother writing anything whatsoever.
Oh, gee, don't like the tone that YOU set? Go reread your own post.
"Did Ya try ... and all the other bunch of Hoooey"
But you don't say WHAT of that "hoooey" you actually tried, if any. And
anything we add is just going to be more "hoooey". Yeah, always a good way
to entice help by insulting those from whom you ask help.
"I have tried EVERYTHING"
If that were true, no one can offer you any help since you tried it all.
"it is a WIDE SPREAD PROBLEM"
Makes a claim that isn't self-evident. Points a finger with no proof, just
a desparate blind guess.
"right after a Windows Update was done"
There's just one and only one update? No, there are lots of them. More
unguided finger pointing.
"hope that someone worth their salt at Microsoft sees this note"
This is Usenet (newsgroups), not a venue for free support at Microsoft.
What is Usenet:
When using a webnews-for-dummies interface, like Microsoft's Communities
or Google Groups or a forum-to-Usenet proxy, those are gateways to Usenet.
Despite the appearance of a forum, you are still participating in a
"jump over to an Apple"
Just another vacuous threat thrown in as if it really mattered.
You got what you gave. Not being sure and stipulating that you are guessing
is okay but you didn't claim to be guessing at your finger pointing.
> I'm have Computer Associates Security Center, which I have tried everything
> with , disableing it, re-installing it and the problem still exists. Also my
> neighbor is running McAfee, My Mom is running Norton and my brother that
> lives half way across the country has the same exact problem running on two
> computers also.
> I have tried anti-spyware, I have ran Ca Antispyware, Ad Aware, Malware
> Bytes, Spybot Search & Destroy and all found NOTHING malicious. I have tried
> System Restore, rolling back to IE7 and nothing has worked.
So did the "I have tried EVERYTHING" in your first post include my first
suggestion? A bit difficult to know what is "everything" to you.
As yet, I don't see your "everything" including booting into Windows' safe
mode suggested earlier. Don't know if "everything" includes both resetting
and power cycling your router, if you have one (you never described your
network setup). Don't know if "everything" included power cycling your
> So my reasoning behind pointing the finger at Microsoft, is, because
> everyone of the computers with this problem arose right after an Update via
> Windows Updates.
And yet you cannot identify the supposed suspect update. It must be all
updates then, or any or them, or none. So how many updates did you receive
from Microsoft, Adobe, Sun, and other software vendors where you left
enabled their auto-update function between when the problem didn't exist to
when you first noticed it? If there is just one update for Windows, well,
you can unroll the update to see if the problem goes away.
What is seen in your post(s) is that you want to blame someone but haven't a
clue who is to blame, so pick an easy and undefended target.
> I now personally know of 11 Windows based computers with this problem,
And now your scenario changes to cover your previous claim. Focus on YOUR
problem. The claim of others is irrelevant because they have different
hosts with a different software configuration, different hardware, different
network devices and providers, and even different set of Windows updates.
> mine does and so do countless others, just look at the blogs and forums.
Oh yes, the ever vague They or Them without showing any proof thereof.
> I know it's your right to, but as I stated before,
Stated before WHERE? If you think you can dictate who replies and how they
reply then equally we get to decide whether you can even ask about your
problem. So in like vein, you can't post about your problem. Yeah, right.
> please don't respond in anyway whatsoever if you don't have a solution to
> this problem.
You really expect anyone to duck away from your virtual gun while making
demands as to what anyone can do in the anarchy known as Usenet?
Since "everything" was not defined as to what really was included in your
previous troubleshooting attempts, anything that anyone mentions may
duplicate what you already tried, so anyone's "hoooey" could include:
- Reboot into Windows' Safe Mode (with networking) and run IE8 in its no
add-ons mode (already suggested in my prior post). Do BOTH, not just using
the no add-ons mode.
- Power cycle your networked devices. Press the reset button on the router
for 10 seconds. Power down the computer(s), router, and dsl/cable modem.
First power up the modem and wait for it to settle. Then power up the
router and wait until it is ready (usually pretty quick). Lastly power up
your computer. The point is you want the upstream DHCP server to be ready
when a downstream device wants to get an IP address.
- Did "everything" include UNINSTALLING your added security software (e.g.,
anti-virus, 3rd party firewall, anti-malware, anti-spam, HIPS [host
intrusion protection system] programs) and then rebooting (twice: once to
complete the unisntall and again to ensure all components of those programs
were gone and could no longer interfere with the operation of your host)?
- System Restore is not guaranteed to undo an update. Instead unroll the
installation of the update. Go into Add/Remove Programs, select to show
updates, and uninstall the update that you claim is the culprit (assuming
you even ever had one in mind), and then reboot and retest.