|Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 7:30 am: |
The computer is completely updated with Windows Update and I have the security settings as low as they will go. I uninstalled Freedom Firewall and McAfee VirusShield, but it still didn't help.
Any help would be appreciated.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 9:54 am: |
Click on Start>Run>type in ipconfig flushDNS press enter or ok this will empty out the DNS cache and should help pages load a bit faster. Since you are on dialup a firewall isn't really needed as most of the bad guys target broadband users anyway. You should still run antivirus software however and as bad as McAfee is for configureing it is still better than nothing at all.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 9:58 am: |
|Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 12:55 pm: |
The Freedom Firewall came installed on the machine as a trial version. It has since expired, so I uninstalled it. Same with McAfee, it's a trial version that expired. I am currently looking into other AV programs. How can I update my java version? I have downloaded and installed every available update from Windows...what else should I try?
|Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 11:33 pm: |
Some java scripts aren't supported by Microsoft natively anymore as a result of a Sun Micro and Microsoft lawsuit. You will have to search the net for java plugins. I have an icon in control panel for java plugins that let me set it up to suit my needs. Go to http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/technologies.html for links.