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Windows 7: Why would Firefox show "waiting for" some websites?

12 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Why would Firefox show "waiting for" some websites?

What would cause a browser (Firefox) to show "waiting for"? on the lower left side of the browser when you enter the URL of site? And by "waiting for" I'm talking about several minutes.

Apparently, I can access youtube and watch some videos on there, but I've been unable to access Google (believe it or not) and several other sites. I tried using other browsers (Internet Explorer for example), and same thing. Some sites can be accessed easily but others don't load.

I have only one computer (a desktop) connected to a wired modem. I already cleared my browser's cache. What could be causing this problem?


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17 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Were you hit by this?

DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group
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17 Jul 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

bd74,

HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
· is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
· performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
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The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
· reinsert the usb stick
· run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
· the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


RESULTS OF THE SCAN
The results will be in 4 log files on your computer's disk in:
\Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support
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17 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Were you hit by this?

DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group
Did this program do some kind of quick scan that I wasn't expecting.
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17 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Were you hit by this?

DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group
Did this program do some kind of quick scan that I wasn't expecting.
It should just open the website that explains it all. I just clicked on it and got the website. I never ran any program from the site. Months ago I just used it to identify the affected DNS addresses to make sure none of mine were set to those addresses.

Did you click the link on that page that takes you to another page that has the following:


Attached Thumbnails
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18 Jul 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

bd,
follow the procdure give in post #3.
We have no magic wand.
There is not easy way out, but there are ways that work.

For miscellaneous knowledge, Google is your friend.
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18 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry for the late response. My browser is working fine now. A few days ago, I downloaded an application from my ISP's website to optimize my internet connection and the firewall. Apparently, that fixed the problem I was having. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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18 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

May well have been due to the DNS Changer...
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19 Jul 2012   #9

windows XP2 32 bit
 
 

To avoid this problem you need to follow given steps
• Go to run & type ""temp"" delete every file possible.
• Go to run & type ""%temp%"" which is different & delete all files possible. While explorer is closed.
• Go to internet explorer & go to internet options & delete the cookies & history & everything possible.
• Go to Firefox in ""c:/program files/Firefox/temp"" delete the temp while Firefox is closed
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