problems viewing some webpages

By sehana
Jul 29, 2007
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  1. problems viewing some webpages

    Built PC [BPC1] & PC1 & PC2 & laptop [LP1]
    OS: XPHome SP2
    etrust internet security suite 2006
    browser: CrazyBrowser [ crazybrowser.com ]
    BPC1 uses Ethernet Cable to the router
    PC1 & PC2 is wirelessly connected to same router.
    laptop is not on same network.

    no settings have been changed, happening for about 3-4 days now and it's really starting to bug me.

    Some webpages are fine while others load really slow and when loaded, page view is really messed up. text properties are wrong, images don't show up & everything is in the wrong places. menu navigation is all over the place. it happenned before i started building BPC1.

    some of the web pages that have problems. includes sub-pages also.
    newegg.com
    cnet.com
    us.gamespot.com


    These pages also have problems on PC1 & PC2.
    all same security program
    all same browser
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada Newcomer, in training Posts: 356

    Try Firefox or Opera or even IE7
  3. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    sorry i forgot to mention that
    crazybrowser is just the main one that i use. but i have tried it on IE, firefox & slimbrowser. same results.
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada Newcomer, in training Posts: 356

    So the only common element is the router and the Internet connection ?

    1.Download Dan Elwell`s broadband speed test.HERE
    That will tell you whether there is any obvious problem
    with the connection.(Ping times,download speeds)

    2.Try another router or modem.

    3.Something else.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    grrrrrr; it's not in the hardware! this is usually found to be plug-in and/or theme
    related software added to the brower(s).

    cnet.com is using a FLASH presentation; uninstall your flash plugin; reboot;
    try cnet.com again -- you'll get the presentation w/o the flash, but the page
    should display correctly w/o it.
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Have you got more than one firewall running? - this could have started since an automatic update to your security. Try back pedalling using system restore to before it started and if that fixes it, work forward from there.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    DISAGREE! Don't use a brute force technique until you've exhausted the simpler approaches.
  8. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Sorry - not with you on that one as the System restore is not destructive - at least there is a fighting chance of fixing the problem instead of the symptoms!
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    grrr; restore will not change the browser plugins. It takes a back dated copy
    of the registry and overlays the existing one --
    it is not the same thing as a backup which restores files. forcing the registry to
    some previous date is a brutal way to uninstall software but leave all the files in place.

    again; use simple direct configuration changes first and then use more desperate means.
  10. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    thanks for the responses
    so here's whats up so far
    while trying to figure things out yesterday, i ran into somewhat another problem, more so annoyance.
    my middle mouse button stopped working as in to open pages in another window/tab. all browsers kept closing or would freeze.

    i changed my firewall to the windows firewall. and i thought it worked, but then it went to exploded web pages again after about a minute or so.
    so i reverted back to using etrust.
    well i talked to my husband [cuz he is out of country at the moment] and he has the laptop with him and says that his is working fine.
    so i asked my husband what his etrust setting are and all the browsers which took a long time to do. but they are exactly the same.
    so what does it come down to?
    newegg & cnet would work once in a while, but then go back to problematic viewing, but gamespot is continually having problems showing up.
    any thoughts?
  11. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada Newcomer, in training Posts: 356

    You kindly thanked us for the responses,but did you try any suggestions.:)

    Jobeard angrily suggested uninstalling the Flash plugin,for instance .See how HERE

    You can easily reinstall it,from same site.
     
  12. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    oh i'm sorry i forgot to include that
    i have did the broadband test. and the results seem to be in the general area of where the blue bars percentages are. and the download speeds are full.
    for the flash part. i tried to view the web page of how to un-install it, but i can't view that site either.
    so i did a system restore, that fixed my middle mouse button, but not the web pages.
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    no I'm not angry; just don't like over reaction, eg
    >so i did a system restore, that fixed my middle mouse button, but not the web pages.

    so it's not in the registry and not in the firewall -- it's web page content and or
    browser settings (like I said)

    if any webpage displays correctly, then the tcp connection and the firewall are just fine.
    If a specific site or a page on a specific site is fouled, then it's totaly within the
    browser.

    get a good host file
    it belongs in \windows\system32\drivers\etc as HOSTS

    get Spywareblaster from this site

    install and update it immediately and thence monthly to
    control bad ActiveX components.

    Specifically which browser(s) are you using? you need to (for each)
    empty the cache,
    delete all plugins
    and then close the browser

    when all have been cleaned, reboot the system and try your default browser
    on this link
    and then this one

    now you can add plugins one at a time to get the content as intended.
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    hum; why are you using crazybrowser.com? There's nothing here that isn't found
    elsewhere with reputable browsers that
    have been available for many years and have good support and thousands of users.
    Highly recommend you stick with the major browsers, eg: Firefox, Opera, or even IE.
  15. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    ok i did the host thing
    and the spyware blaster.
    i emptied the cache and disabled all the plugins and restarted...
    the results... unchanged
    any suggestions?

    i mainly use crazybrowser because of it's simplicity i guess. i don't use all the plug-ins and fancy skins. i don't use firefox because it doesn't show my web pages correctly like i want them to. i use IE sometimes but the tabs to me are way too big. i tried opera before but i didn't like it. so i just stuck with crazy browser. slimbrowser is much like crazyb, but loads a little slower.
  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    please cite a complete URL to a page that fails and report the portion of the
    display that is fouled up.
    I'll look into the webpage source to determine what is being attempted by the page designer
  17. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

     
  19. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

  20. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    for the site www.newegg.com,
    the images are coming from images10.newegg.com

    this might be considered as a form of cross-site scripting.

    check your browser options for loading images from ALL sites, not just the originating site.
  21. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    ok all browsers were set to accept and download images.
  22. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    mercy! the web source is clean and your screenshots (a great help) clearly
    showes the graphics were; a) not delivered to your browser or b) were denied
    by some local filter on your pc. *if* all of your browsers behave the same way
    for the same site, then look for some url filter -- perhaps in your router?

    Sorry, but I've reach the end of my resources without getting my hands on the
    machine itself.

    Best wishes,
    Jeff
  23. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    thanks for your help.

    i'm so frustrated cuz i ordered my PC parts from newegg on the 13th and was fine up until about the 25/26. and then before i built the PC those web pages decided to stop loading. and i'm s'posed to be lookin at other pc stuff, but i can't do that with newegg not working. i'm having sooo many problems right now that i can't seem to fix?!

    i've even considered re-doing the whole built pc and starting from scratch, but then thought that it couldn't be the problem cuz all the other PC are doing the same thing.

    *sigh*
  24. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    You have an interesting and unusual problem !

    That must make you feel really special :unch:

    My only comment is that you swap the router.

    I can`t imagine why that would help,but these

    are desperate times.Will keep thinking.
  25. sehana

    sehana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    yea i think changing the router is my only option. but i don't really know any1 who has adsl modems, only usb modems.

    ha ha at this point, it sucks to be special. :eek:
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