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javascript disabled on browser???

spyderman1

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2008
Messages
5
#1
i have had trouble lately where i get a message that says javascript is disabled on your browser please enable or use a browser that is enabled. However i have not disabled this and i don't know how to enable it other than restarting the computer.?? it seems to happen when i'm looking at pages on facebook.:confused:
 

AdvancedSetup

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2008
Messages
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Location
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#2
Welcome to Free PC Help

This could very well be the start of a malware infection on your system.

You may want to run these scans to confirm that you're not infected and make sure you uninstall all old versions of Java, Flash, and QuickTime and then visit their sites and download the latest versions. Each of these plugins has had recent bugs that have allowed Malware authors to easily infect or even take over computers.





Malware is the term used to describe computer infections such as Adware, Spyware, Viruses, and Trojan Horses.
You will need to run at least two malware scanners as well as an Antivirus scanner that are listed in the following instructions.
Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus scanners perform different tasks.
The reason to run multiple scanners is to ensure that no single scanner is missing something.

The time it takes will vary depending on your system and your internet connection.
Typically the SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes scanners will take between 30 and 90 minutes.
The Eset online scan should take between 1 and 3 hours.
In most cases, these scans will suffice to clean and disinfect your computer.

For best results print the following instructions and bookmark this Web page
To keep this guide printer-friendly, use your cursor to highlight the contents below.
From your browser select File - Print and in the printer dialog box under "Print range"
click the Selection choice to print out these instructions for removal of malware.




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  • Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Download ATF-Cleaner from Snapfiles.com to remove "junk" files from your computer that may contain malware.
  • You can also download it from Majorgeeks.com
  • When you run ATF-Cleaner, check the items as shown below for Main.
  • For FireFox, be sure to click on the FireFox tab on top and check the items as shown below for FireFox
  • NOTE: If you don't have FireFox or Opera installed then they will be grayed out and can be ignored
  • Then click on "Empty Selected".
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  • Install and run the free version (not the Professional version) of SUPERAntiSpyware from SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!
    • Accept any prompts to allow SUPERAntiSpyware to install the latest rules and infection definition files.
    • You do not have to send them your e-mail address, just click next.
    • You can leave the automated check for updates on.
    • You can uncheck "Send a diagnostic report to research center" if you don't want to send the information.
    • DO NOT allow SUPERAntiSpyware to protect your Home Page settings.
    • On the Top Left select the Scan your computer button.
    • Make sure there is a CHECK MARK on all Fixed Drives.
    • Click "Perform a Complete Scan". Click "Next" and reboot the computer when prompted to do so.
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  • Disable your internet security by right clicking on its icon (usually located in the system tray next to the time display) and choosing "Exit", "Disable", or "Shut Down".
  • Run an online scan with Eset from Free Virus Scan: Use ESET's Online Antivirus Scanner
  • You must use Internet Explorer for this online scan. FireFox, Opera, etc will not work for this scan.
  • Accept the terms and click "Start".
  • Once the scanner is ready, check "Remove found threats" AND "Scan unwanted applications".
  • Click "Start" to begin the scan.
  • When completed restart your computer
Make sure your internet security is enabled, and then please return to Free PC Help and tell us how the computer seems to be operating.
At that time, you will receive instructions to ***ist you in removing malicious programs from your Add/Remove program list if warranted.
 
W

Wolfeymole

#4
so how much money do you get for telling all to do these scans no matter what the problem??
Free PC Help does not get any financial gain whatsoever from offering advice Spyderman.

If you are unsatisfied with the service and offers of help on this site then feel free to complain in open forum.
 

AdvancedSetup

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2008
Messages
819
Location
34° 12' 35" N, 118° 29' 21" W
#5
All 4 scanners mentioned are FREE to use, scan, and fix your system if it's needed.

I'm not saying your system is infected, only that what you've posted is a potential indicator that your system could be infected and that could be the cause.

If you have a bone to pick about these programs then feel free to not use them.
As for the browser saying it needs Java or JavaScript enabled back and forth well I don't have a good answer for you since I've never seen a CLEAN system act that way and I've been working on and using computers for over 15 years and on a network of 70,000+ desktops.

Maybe try cleaning your cache, cookies, and settings if using IE7 or resetting it back to default settings. Beyond that I still would recommend scanning your system for Malware.