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Delay opening links

By gilloz
Oct 17, 2007
  1. Lately I have noticed that when I click on an underlined website link, nothing happens for a few minutes. The mouse pointer changes to a pointer with the hour glass, but it take at least 4 minutes before the website opens up. What are the common problems that can cause this? This can happen early in the morninig, afternoon or evening. For the record, all my files are cleaned (CCleaner) and defraged(Diskeeper), no Spyware(Spyware Doctor) and no viruses(AVG Free Anti-Virus). I use Firefox as my browser. Any helpful comments will be appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Have you been silly enough to enable the phishing protection feature of your browser? Every link you click will be sent to the browser company to be verified.

    Also, it could be some spyware trying to report every URL you visit (and failing). Better take a look at security forums here at TS.
     
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