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Microsoft IE 8 -- New Problem For Me

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thecavern

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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 :

 

http://www.google.co...m/cm?in&rdr=afe

 

http://www.google.co...g?vcode&rdr=afe

 

(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 ?

 

THANKS !!!!




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I'd say malware

 

those links have nothing todo with ebay


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I'd say malware

 

those links have nothing todo with ebay

 

Not with ebay, but those URLs are generated by software on the client when a page cannot be found when using certain applications:

http://www.winpatrol...om/bae.html?bae

 

These URLs mean nothing in of themselves, you can just put anything in there to generate the error.

 

http://www.google.com/hws/gateway/afe?hl=en&s=http://msfn.org/

 

The first link posted goes to a tracking image. The second link seems to load a blank page.


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I did run a full virus scan via McAfee.

 

Nothing showed up at all.

 

Wouldn't Malware have been detected if it were present ?



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If you have done this already, my apologies.

Dump the cache and cookies, often the error is carried on in there.

 

Malwarebytes "Antimalware" is a useful tool. scan now and again.

I also use "Spybot Search and Destroy"



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Another interesting thing......

 

As I mentioned above, Firefox works but MIE8 gives me the 404 error.

 

When I log on to eBay and bring up "My eBay(Summary page)" the page

displayed is slightly different in the left column between MIE8 and Firefox.

 

On MIE : The left column reads "Saved Searches" and "Saved Sellers"

 

On Firefox : The left column reads "Searches You Follow" and "Sellers You Follow".

 

The other curious thing : The URL that appears on top is indentical for both !!!

 

How could that happen ? Does eBay determine what you see by what browser you're using ??

 

I'm sure the fact that Firefox works but MIE8 gives the 404 Error is the key to a solution

but I'll be darn if I can figure this out.



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Did you read the link I posted? Do you have (for example) the Google Toolbar installed?


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I don't have the Google toolbar installed.

 

I am using a Gateway Desk Top.

 

And why would this just start happening last Saturday ?


Edited by thecavern, 27 November 2013 - 11:00 AM.





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