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Internet Browsers Not Working As They Should – Here Are Some Suggestions

Occasionally you will have issues with browsers where errors will appear when you are browsing or you just cannot connect to the internet through a network issue.

Lets look at some solutions. 

Are The Browsers Updated ?

Are you running the latest version of the browsers ?

Internet Explorer will update through Windows Update but Google Chrome and Firefox will require you to check through the menu 

How to update Firefox

Google Chrome – go to About Google Chrome in the menu bar and it will check for you

Reset The Browsers

Reset the browsers to their default states

Are You Infected With Malware ?

Scan and check – try the ESET Online Scanner 

Problems With Add-Ons / Extensions

Delete the extensions you have installed and if you really want to put them back add them in one at a time.

Windows Updates

Does windows update work ?

Reset Network Settings

Malware may have changed your network settings so you may need to reset your TCP/IP settings , or instructions – Click Here

Connecting To The Internet

What are your network settings for connecting , has malware altered them , check for a proxy server that may have “snuck in “

If you use ADSL you really need to see the tick in Automatically Detect Settings

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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