Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:53 AM
Hm. Sorry to reply to myself here, I wanted to edit my original post but couldn't find the edit button! And "Fast reply" also is not working... (I wonder if these require some Java application?)
I wanted to add some further information:
www.hotmail.com will not load at all in my browser
Windows Live OneCare has not been working since around the same time I noticed sites asking me to enable Javascrpit etc and I have been unable to re-install it
The microsoft phishing filter cannot check websites because "the microsoft online service is temporarily unnavailable"
And just in case it's relevant, I am running the trial version of Quick Heal total security as well as a full version of Spynomore and was running a trial version of Windows Live OneCare until these problems started.
The only program I have installed that was not installed before my recent Windows Re-instal is vlc Media Player 0.8 6c (wxWidgets interface) from VideoLan
I'm not sure if all this information is relevant as I am quite unfamiliar with Java and its purpose, but this I believe is all the unusual activity that has been happening recently.