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my son suggests backing up all important files,, and completely formatting hardrive and reinstalling windows.to format, you need a windows boot disc for install to boot it, access text command, type format c: erases whole hard drive. reinstall windows with imp files. This is an extreme solution to your problem, but it seems you have layers of internet problems and dns problems and registry problems, so this is a fix all.
It sounds a bit too technical,but thank you for the input.
Your Firefox issue will be resolved after you remove Babylon from your machine and change your search engine back to something normal such as Bing or Google.
Have you tried uninstalling Google Chrome yet and reinstalling it? I would recommend choosing one secondary browser such as Firefox and use it along side IE and then remove Google Chrome entirely. We have had a lot of issues with Google Chrome installations at work. I would either choose Firefox or Opera as a secondary browser and stick with it. If you really want Chrome then I would just uninstall it and reinstall it.
The speed of your computer is almost entirely dependent on what you have running in the background. This would include autostarts and third party services. You can click the start button and type in msconfig in the search box and then hit enter. Go to the "Startup" tab and uncheck anything that you are sure you do not need running on startup. Click the "Services" tab and then check "Hide all Microsoft Services". You will then see how many third party services you have running and you can uncheck the ones that are not needed. You could also use a program called Autoruns by Microsoft which is more advanced. You can do all of this at your own risk of course. The easiest way to go about doing this for the average user is probably just going into your control panel and uninstalling all applications that you don't need.
Gerald.. good advice from Ryan. I've been using Firefox for 2 years now with Google as a search engine and not a single problem. Use Mozilla Firefox dont even waste your time signing in with Windows unless you have to!! Also if you havent tried it, download AVG Virus protection from Cnet.com Avg is excellent virus protection and it's free.. it works well with Firefox.. and never had a problem with it either in 2-3 years. Good luck.
is good with computers. Unfortunately it was my son that was my resident PC expert....just one of the little reasons I miss my son.
Hope you're doing well.
My son is an IT guy too.