Log your new programmes!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Q Section, Jan 5, 2004.

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  1. Q Section

    Q Section Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone

    It is so important to make a log of all the changes & additions one makes to one's computer. For instance we now have a problem in that we cannot access a web-mail website and we are positive it is due to some setting or block-list entry. Another problem is that we cannot display all the icons on some pages. We can display about 94% of them, though.

    As of last count we have approximately 300 programmes (not all running at one time - of course)(BTW - using only about 5.5GB including 98SE & Office 2000 PRO) and we now have found we have lost track of which change/modification/programme is dis-allowing access to the web-mail page.

    So for everyone desiring many security tools/programmes/custom settings please consider making a personal log detailing what you have done so you can hopefully go back and investigate any future problems.

    Best wishes - and anyone have any ideas regarding our problem?
     
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    "Block-list" entries should be fairly easy to eliminate as the culprits by simply turning them off/temporarily un-installing them.

    FI - using IE-SPYAD? Un-install it temporarily and see if whatever it is goes back to working. Ditto AGNIS f/OP or perhaps any and all "hosts" files in use (or any program involved that uses a hosts file, such as SpyBlocker).

    It'll get a little tricky determining which entry/entries is/are causing the problem - if you actually solve the problem this way - but we can deal with that when we get to it.

    Remember - just turn-off/un-install one such program (or hosts file) at a time and see if the problem clears, if it doesn't then turn that one back on and move to the next one. Don't do anything else except go to the places that aren't working correctly when you're doing this.

    If you like, I can try to go to some of the places and see if they work right for me (you can PM me if you like) - if they don't, I can probably pretty quickly track down what's blocking them.

    But, remember, simply blocking third-party cookies could be part of the problem, at least as far as experiencing web-sites that don't totally load everything you think they should (although any kind of hosts file could be causing the same thing).

    HTH Pete
     
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    Well! We now have the web site access fixed. Somehow the settings in IE were changed. We just recently downloaded Microsoft .NET Framework and about the same time downloaded Cookie Cruncher to test. We have found the proxy settings turned on so now it is off and we now have access to the web sites as we should.

    Log those changes!
     
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