I started having something strange happen a few days ago.
On a few sites, especially eBay, the page would load and then another page
would pop up saying "Page Not Found" "Error 404". I'd hit "back" and get the
same results about 4 times -- then the page was fully loaded. (It also happens
once when going to Photobucket.)
I decided to see if Firefox gave me the same results. It didn't. Rather, a
message poped up at the top saying there were "plug ins" trying to load
and to click "Install Plug Ins" button. Of course, I didn't install these plug ins.
So -- the problem seems to be with MIE 8 / Vista or a combination of the two.
It seems to me that Ebay may have loaded something new which is not
compatible with MIE 8 (?). Can't be sure.
I then decided to copy the links I saw at the top of the error pages.
Here are two examples :
(All the pages that display at the top of the error pages end with "afe".)
Perhaps some of you, who are much more knowledgeable than me, may be able to figure out
what's going on ? Or perhaps you've seen this type of situation in the past ?