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Windows 7: Online videos/games wont load

11 Aug 2010   #1
Ham1sh

Windows 7 professional
 
 
Online videos/games wont load

Hi, click here to see what happens when i try to watch a video. Same thing happens with some flash games. Im probably being stupid, but please help - its really annoying.

NOTE: Some videos do load, like youtube vids, but loads of others dont.


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11 Aug 2010   #2
Neverhavemoney

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

You may be infected, and let me tell you it is almost impossible to get off without a reinstall. Dont mean to scare you but that is my gut instinct about this one. Before i say final though, download and install Mozilla Firefox, and let me know if you have the same issues there.

Let us know,
Ben
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12 Aug 2010   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you're using IE, you may not have the right plug in, although it should let you know if it doesn't.

If you are using Firefox, same thing, although you may have NoScript installed and it's preventing you from running it. Or the security settings could be disallowing it.

It could be any number of things, including safety settings. Go with what Neverhavemoney said, if you are primarily using IE.
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12 Aug 2010   #4
Ham1sh

Windows 7 professional
 
 

I use IE, and yes, the same thing happens with Firefox.
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13 Aug 2010   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you're sure you have all the plug ins and everything is configured correctly, do a scan on your system to see if there's anything viruses in there.

The tools you can use (& they're free too):

Malwarebytes

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (found on the Microsoft site)

Do a full scan with them and if they find nothing, then it could be configuration settings
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15 Aug 2010   #6
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

You can post the pictures/screenshots directly here using img BBCode here. or upload to this server directly from your computer.

Anyway, here is the screenshot:



And the url link of his problem creating page: http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=43782

I tried to see, whats the problem; anyway, it loaded nicely, so I checked the source code.

It runs a swf file with java script (external reference).

Its often happens to some users using FF and IE and trying to upload these kind of pages.

1. Easiest solution: Uninstall FF, (by the way keep newest version of FF ready in hand), restart, Install. Close FF and install Flash add in. If you dont want try from point 2.

2. And yes, think of malware too as Borg said before.

3. Third thing is clean your cache, history etc. Restart try.

4. If even after doing everything, it does not works, please let us know.


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18 Aug 2010   #7
Ham1sh

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Thanks for the help Borg and nokian, I cleared the cache, history, did some scans with Malwarebytes anti malware, then i uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, and ITS FIXED! All the vids work perfectly, thanks again! Now ive just got to get used to using FF...
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18 Aug 2010   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it fixed.

You'll get used to FF no prob.

Might I suggest you go here and add some security to FF

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...vacy-security/

There's a list at the bottom of the top rated & most d/l ed items

The most popular are No Script, Ad Block Plus, Foxy Proxy, and Cookie Safe

Also Better Privacy clears flash cookies

You can also configure FF to clear your browsing history and set other safety's when you finish under tool/options/privacy
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