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Old 06-02-06, 05:17 PM   #1
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WTF runs in the background of E-Bay pages !?!

.......and slows the computer down more and more until
I close out of IE and re-open ??
I have 3 virus protectors that I run regularly. E-Bay is the only site
this happens on.
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it's just a slow server with alot of members, and alot of it has to do with advertisements
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Old 06-02-06, 05:19 PM   #3
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.......and slows the computer down more and more until
I close out of IE and re-open ??
I have 3 virus protectors that I run regularly. E-Bay is the only site
this happens on.
To start with, you only want one active antivirus program at a time or (surprise) they can clash. But you do want one running all the time. What three are you using, exactly (what brands and versions)? Also, can you point out a particular part of eBay that does this to you?
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^^^ I run a Zone Alarm constantly
and every 2 days a full Ad Aware deep scan and a
virus program called True Sword. They do not run until I engage them.
I only go to search I have set up for 'Fixed gear, track bike'
I am running the YUGO of MS....2000 ME That might have something to do with it, too..
I thought e-bay servers would be MONSTER and not this slow but I suppose
I was wrong as happens occasionally
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^^^ I run a Zone Alarm constantly
and every 2 days a full Ad Aware deep scan and a
virus program called True Sword. They do not run until I engage them.
I only go to search I have set up for 'Fixed gear, track bike'
I am running the YUGO of MS....2000 ME That might have something to do with it, too..
I thought e-bay servers would be MONSTER and not this slow but I suppose
I was wrong as happens occasionally
zone alarm is a firewall, not a virus protection, your virus protector should have an option where it's always on but not scanning, and when a virus enters or trys to enter your computer it blocks it and gives you a notice. well atleast Kaspersky does this to me. i've read windows ME runs very slow, i recommend upgrading to Xp proffessional or 2000 professional(i have it, works great, just my pc sucks stuff )
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^^^ I have to do the full version of XP.
Mechbgon helped with some stuff before and I determined I would
do XP. I got an 'upgrade' version and it said it could not detect a
previous version of windows so it would not load onto my rig !!!!
Even Microsoft has stopped calling ME thiers ??

If I do the full upgrade I wont be able to afford the stuff Im trolling E-Bay for

Thanks for help !!!!
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^^^ I have to do the full version of XP.
Mechbgon helped with some stuff before and I determined I would
do XP. I got an 'upgrade' version and it said it could not detect a
previous version of windows so it would not load onto my rig !!!!
Even Microsoft has stopped calling ME thiers ??

If I do the full upgrade I wont be able to afford the stuff Im trolling E-Bay for

Thanks for help !!!!
the ful lupgrade isnt much, i think the cd for windows xp proffessional cost like 50 bucks. everything else you can download, you can download the full installation version of xp you just need the activation key
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Windows ME? I ran that for about a week before going back to 2000 Pro. Total crap.
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^^^ I have to do the full version of XP.
Mechbgon helped with some stuff before and I determined I would
do XP. I got an 'upgrade' version and it said it could not detect a
previous version of windows so it would not load onto my rig !!!!
Even Microsoft has stopped calling ME thiers ??

If I do the full upgrade I wont be able to afford the stuff Im trolling E-Bay for

Thanks for help !!!!
To start with, after-the-fact virus scanning is a risk these days. If a rootkit gets in the door... yikes. I'd recommend something with real-time protection and leave it running all the time. Kaspersky is fantastic, that's what I use at home and what I buy for my parents & sisters.

I'm sorry to hear that the Windows upgrade didn't work out; can you clarify which version of Windows you have, because you said 2000 ME and those are two different versions. Windows2000 is actually quite good, WindowsME is a dog. To find out which you have, Start > Run > winver and click OK.
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Gosh - jeez i would have expected Linux Author to come barging in denouncing the evil empires of Microsoft, Ebay and PayPal. Sheesh.
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Why doesn't anybody know they can just stick their old cd in and that counts as an upgrade. Has worked for literally every version of windows that I've upgraded.
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On that topic, here is the Microsoft WinXP upgrade matrix showing which upgrades work. Windows 3.1 users are outta luck

To be strictly compliant with the licensing terms, one doesn't just need the CD from a prior version, one needs a valid license for the prior version. Which the OP appears to have. I would 299% recommend doing a fresh installation of WinXP rather than attempting to do an in-place upgrade; the update-version CD can do a fresh installation, but will simply ask to see the Win2000 CD or WinME CD along the way.*

Setting up WindowsXP without getting worms: mech's suggested approach

*note that it needs to be a real Windows CD and not, like, an HP/EMachines/Dell/Gateway "Restoration CD"
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