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IE8 intermittently not connecting

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Duane Hebert, May 18, 2010.

  1. Duane Hebert

    Duane Hebert Flightless Bird

    Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
    I'm using Windows XP Pro SP3. 3 GB ram.
    The latest that I tried was to download the IE8 install from MS, uninstall IE8, reboot,
    turn off my virus scanner and run the install, and reboot again. This worked for 2 days then it started
    back with the intermittent hang when connecting.

    I used to be able to just exit and restart IE8 and it would work but now it takes several
    restarts or waiting an hours or so before it works again.

    Problem doesn't exist with IE7 or Firefox.
    Running with no add-ons doesn't help.
    Resetting the settings doesn't help.
    Turning off AVG9's link scanner didn't help.
     
  2. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Duane Hebert" <spoo@flarn.com> wrote in message
    news:un7jJ6o9KHA.2248@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...

    > Turning off AVG9's link scanner didn't help.



    Did you note the point that turning off that AVG feature does not work
    (still leaves its proxy configured and active) and that therefore some have
    had to uninstall, reinstall and reconfigure the whole product to avoid its
    undesirable effects (not just its scanning of HTTP transactions)?
     
  3. Duane Hebert

    Duane Hebert Flightless Bird

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message news:#W9FLBp9KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Duane Hebert" <spoo@flarn.com> wrote in message
    > news:un7jJ6o9KHA.2248@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >> Turning off AVG9's link scanner didn't help.

    >
    >
    > Did you note the point that turning off that AVG feature does not work
    > (still leaves its proxy configured and active) and that therefore some have
    > had to uninstall, reinstall and reconfigure the whole product to avoid its
    > undesirable effects (not just its scanning of HTTP transactions)?
    >


    I did note this and I have already uninstall/reinstalled AVG based on a suggestion
    from their support. Once this didn't work, I reinstalled all of AVG as it didn't look like
    it was the problem.
    I didn't try this since uninstalling/reinstalling IE8 though. I just turned off the link scanner.
    I will try that. Thanks for reminding me.
     
  4. Duane Hebert

    Duane Hebert Flightless Bird

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message news:#W9FLBp9KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Did you note the point that turning off that AVG feature does not work
    > (still leaves its proxy configured and active) and that therefore some have
    > had to uninstall, reinstall and reconfigure the whole product to avoid its
    > undesirable effects (not just its scanning of HTTP transactions)?


    According to AVG, in order to disable this feature you reinstall and choose "repair" and deselect
    the tick box for "Add AVG Security Toolbar" and this completely removes it. I ran the repair again
    and it was already removed but I reinstalled again anyway. I don't think this helped but it may take a couple of
    days to verify.

    I have the impression lately that it has something to do with the run time scanner blocking tracking cookies.
    Hopefully that isn't the problem...
     
  5. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Duane Hebert" <spoo@flarn.com> wrote in message
    news:eAkxFoB#KHA.4564@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    > news:#W9FLBp9KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> Did you note the point that turning off that AVG feature does not work
    >> (still leaves its proxy configured and active) and that therefore some
    >> have had to uninstall, reinstall and reconfigure the whole product to
    >> avoid its undesirable effects (not just its scanning of HTTP
    >> transactions)?

    >
    > According to AVG, in order to disable this feature you reinstall and
    > choose "repair" and deselect
    > the tick box for "Add AVG Security Toolbar" and this completely removes
    > it. I ran the repair again
    > and it was already removed but I reinstalled again anyway. I don't think
    > this helped but it may take a couple of
    > days to verify.



    If the proxy is still there you could tell by using netstat -abnop TCP
    (in a cmd window).

    Also, I just realized that the uninstall might be broken and leaves bits of
    it behind the same way that other third-party security packages have been
    known to do. <eg>

    In that case various resets using netsh might be in order too? ; )


    >
    > I have the impression lately that it has something to do with the run time
    > scanner blocking tracking cookies.
    > Hopefully that isn't the problem...



    Good luck

    Robert
    ---
     
  6. Duane Hebert

    Duane Hebert Flightless Bird

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OZjw$4F%23KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...

    > If the proxy is still there you could tell by using netstat -abnop TCP
    > (in a cmd window).


    It shows that avgemc.exe is listening on loopback:10110. But this is the
    email
    scanner and nothing to do with the link scanner AFAIK.
     

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