??Wierd Technical Issue??

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  1. wavingrl
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    I don't think this is something that can be addressed by anyone is this forum...

    Some browser/server issue most likely.

    I bookmarked my link to this forum.

    Several times ---Yahoo has interfered and taken me 'elsewhere'.

    Closed down IE and tried again--successful in being linked directly to this forum.

    Anxiety and panic ensued. Who knows why? It is not that I particularly care, either.

    If you do have control over such things---I thought it best to let you know.

    felicitations.
     
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    no clue. i hope "elsewhere" was a pleasant surprise. i have been there several times myself. it keeps changing.
     
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    very irritating and annoying. 'Yahoo'. Seems that they live up to their name?
     
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    might try other browsers, can come in handy -

    Firefox bookmarks are more intelligent than IE's ... IE is a distant memory.
     
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you've picked up a hijack bug...

    ... d/l this: Hijackthis.com

    ... do what it says do to find the bug.
    :cool:
     
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    agreed. i'll try that.

    when I logged off last night --something even stranger happened. I logged on again and how to describe this--i was taken to msn/bing. I am on comcast--my home page etc I shut down and tried again. Comcast/home page, etc came back.

    such things happen from time to time. must be dealt with--I know the importance of vigilance/maintenance of the Dell.
     
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    I know. there were several weeks/months during the summer when all I could do to get to my email was go through Firefox. eh--'online tech support'/Comcast has it--nobody could really 'fix' the problem.

    I called Comcast and they were able to do something. Still have the Firefox links if I need them.

    Microsoft. sigh

    just can't get myself together enough to advance to Mac/Apple. Working on that.
     
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    If you were taken to a different toolbar it sounds like you downloaded or upgraded some software and the Bing bar was included.
     
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    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

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    Wavingirl, I belong to another forum and it has over 50 tracking cookies, so before coming here, I wipe the slate clean with my antivirus and play a game of cards while waiting for it to secure my computer. This one is usually clean, but sometimes, between hopping back and forth to links other posters provide, there are a number of tracking cookies, too, which I deal with just as soon as I head for the racks. My antivirus cleanser gives you the option of it closing itself down when it has cleaned up.

    It's a hassle cleaning up anywhere between twice and ten times a day, but in the long run, you'll be extending the life of your computer and be having fewer slow days if you just clean the machine regularly. About every other month, the computer notifies me it has picked up a serious threat and dealt with it. It's saved me a lot of grief by being faithful to the program of machine maintenance. It beats the other that I went through for years before I learned how important it is to get rid of bad things promptly.

    Best wishes in your surfing. If your machine acts odd in any way, hit the antivirus button immediately and go after the demon before it goes after your enjoyment of the internet.
     
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    And that Bing bar is the most annoying thing ever.
     

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