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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:28 PM
herschman321 herschman321 is offline
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Links not working in Firefox 2 or IE8, help!

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Problem has been fixed

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Hello everyone,

Yesterday when browsing the web in Firefox, whenever I tried to click a link on a webpage the page would act like it was loading then quit, showing a blank screen. I tried opening up IE to see if it was just a problem with Firefox, but IE did the same thing - it doesn't work either. If I type the address of a website in the address bar then it loads the page correctly though.

Off and on sometimes hyperlinks will start working again but then abruptly it will stop working.

When the links aren't working I've also noticed this: when I right click a link no menu appears, instead it tries to take me to the webpage but fails. If I try to left click and hold it tries to take me to the webpage too even while I am still holding.

Thanks for helping!

Configuration: Windows Vista 32bit
Firefox 2

Last edited by herschman321; January 5th, 2010 at 12:16 AM.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 11:36 AM
capt k capt k is offline
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Glad ya got it fixed..
For future reference..HOW did you manage to fix it?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 02:38 AM
herschman321 herschman321 is offline
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Here is a link to the thread: http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/...ml#post7125146

I had Symantec and McAfee on my computer when I had meant to get rid of Symantec. I used a Norton Remover tool to get rid of that.
I had an outdated version of Java which I fixed.
Then I did a clean boot and it worked.

It may have been one of those problems or a combination of the three, but after doing that it works now.
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