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Is it a good idea to tweak the hosts file to speed up internet browsing?

Yesterday I came across a Firefox extension called Speed DNS which claims to speed up browsing by performing DNS lookups in advance. According to the author, it "does DNS pre-resolution of all the ...
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How to open/view a picture fullscreen FAST in Firefox?

With FireFox (on Windows OS), I do a lot of browsing on pages with pictures. These images are standard img HTML tags (no fancy scripting like flickr and friends). I often want to open them in "full ...
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Removing skype.dat malware permanently

Every time i boot the PC, i am not able to surf the net as most of the sites do not open even when there is no problem with the internet connection. I searched for a solution online and found out that ...
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Laptop can ping, but not browse. Clean windows install. Telnet doesn't work. Not the network

The laptop is able to ping and tracert, but not browse the internet. I'll start by saying what I've already ruled out: It is a completely fresh windows install The network works fine for the other 5 ...
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Allowing self signed certs without warning screens

I have an application Remote Desktop Manager. It can not access/sign in auto on https connections with a self-signed cert. I have determined that the warning page is the problem. Is there a way to ...
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When browsing to save a file to my desktop the files and folders on the desktop don't appear

I have a new Dell ATG with best memory, graphics card, etc., and am running Windows 7 fully updated. When using Word 10, Acrobat Pro or Corel 6, and when browsing to my desktop to either save a file ...
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Firefox maintains history as a set, not as a list?

This may sound strange, but when I revisit sites from my browsing history they get deleted from their original position and added again at the end. This seems kind of bizarre and I would like to ...
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Map a Windows network folder using IPv6

I need to map or browse a network folder. I can only use IPv6 in the browser / URL. Is this possible? I am using two Windows 7 machines, one Vista PC, and one Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The ...
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How do you click web page elements without a mouse?

I installed Arch Linux a few days ago on my Chromebook C720, but due to some kernel support issues with the touchpad, I'm left with no mouse. I'm not too bothered about fixing it right now though, ...
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How do I prevent a web page from directly embedding data from other external sites?

I browse with Firefox and 50% of the time, I am behind a proxy. The proxy firewall blocks certain sites including Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. I am unable to obtain a complete list of blocked ...
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Can deleted history from Chrome be accessed?

I received a question from a co-worker recently about whether a manual delete of all browsing history, cookies, etc. from Google Chrome History can nevertheless be accessed by any software after the ...
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Get 403 only on a single machine

I was in the middle of doing some site maintenance when my website started giving me 403 errors. But... it was only on this one machine, no matter the browser. I emailed my host and they said ...
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Monitor Web-Surfing (Browsing History) Remotely and Silently [closed]

I want to know what websites are visited on one of my family's computers. The user of that laptop can browse the Internet incognito (now cache, no history like in Google Chrome' incognito mode). I ...
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Are there ways to browse a website blocked by my ISP?

Is it possible to browse a website blocked by my ISP?
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Offline website downloaded - no css functionality

I scraped this wiki help page for offline viewing: http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit/enu/2013/Help/00001-Revit_He0 Notice the Side Toolbar -> Revit -> + 2013 -> + Help -> + Revit Help Click the ...
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How do I block myself from time-eating websites?

I want to block my Mac (running Snow Leopard) at work from accessing sites like Facebook and reddit. there are browser extensions, but I'm worried about security – I get nervous allowing them to ...
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What are the benefits of using a proxy?

I know students and employees use them to get by web filters. But what else? I hear about "privacy and security" but I can never find anything really explaining it. I did see one link that said it ...
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Will using Tor prevent the administrator of a home network from tracking what sites I visit?

I'm not home very often, but when I am, I would like to be able to browse privately. I believe my home network is monitored for my younger siblings, but I'm not sure specifically how. If I use Tor, is ...
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Maintaining a webpage after pressing the Stop button

Suppose I'm on a webpage and I decide to load a new webpage in the same tab, either by clicking refresh, clicking a link, or entering a URL. And then if immediately I decide to change my mind and ...
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Internet Explorer - various issues with common websites

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit | Dell Core i5 laptop, 4GB RAM Internet Explorer 10 (upgraded to 11 - problem persists) TROUBLESHOOTING: IE 10 - Advanced/Reset/Delete Personal Settings - problem ...
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etc/hosts doesn't block facebook on windows 8

I have seen that I can't block facebook by adding 127.0.0.1 on Windows 8! Searching on Internet let me know that I should use IP V6 loopback for blocking facebook. Now I have added the following lines ...
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Cannot Browse the Internet after Connect to VPN

My employer has a client that require me to access the web through VPN connection using AT&T Global Network client for Windows. My OS is Win 7. I have all the access such as VPN, URL and so on. ...
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Why does my browser try to open ads from fwdsnp.com?

When I browse to some retail websites, my browser briefly directs to fwdsnp.com. From there it tries to open a popup and then forwards to the site that I actually want. I first noticed this with ...
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Generating Pretend Website Browsing Traffic

I need to automate simple HTTP(s) web browsing traffic, visiting a variety of random sites. Current off-the-shelf solutions I have found are designed for increasing view counters or website testing. ...
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Can Firefox be used with multiple Private Browsing sessions?

I have a need to use Firefox with multiple independent sessions, due to some websites with problematic path-dependent navigation. Firefox's "Private Browsing" option seems to allow multiple windows ...
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In situ Photo organiser/viewer: looking for app that organises photos without adjusting original location or requiring import

I'm looking for a photo organiser/viewer that allows me to view photographs, organise them without adjusting their location or requiring to import them. For example, if I want to simply view ...
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Simple way for browsing offline in Firefox

My favorite browser is Firefox, and during browsing I visited some webpages that I would like to see again offline. But when I'm disconnected I can't reach those webpages from history, because ...
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Save browsing history in IE8 in text format

I want to save browsing history for a certain day (Wednesday) from Internet Explorer 8 in text format. I tried doing copy/paste from the history box in IE8, but it doesn't copy anything. I was able ...
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Web filtering using OpenDNS for multiple home network computers

I want to filter websites by category using OpenDNS Basic. Do I have to create an OpenDNS account per PC and then configure each manually? How do I link up multiple PCs to one OpenDNS Dashboard so I ...
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Laptop can ping and tracert, but browser, telnet doesn't work

Every other system on the network works fine, no changes have been made to router, and problem existed on a different network, so I don't think its an external problem. Pretty sure it's an issue with ...
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Filezilla alternate for non-FTP browsing [closed]

I'm looking for a program where I can sync the browsing of two file locations and easily drag and drop between them. Basically the exact same thing as Filezilla, but with two local sites (not limited ...
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Cannot browse to most websites, on my PC only

I cannot load most websites on my PC. Using Chrome, FireFox, or IE I get the "this webpage is not available" error. I've tried and failed to ping the websites that won't load. I'm in a domain ...
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How ISP sees the HTTPS traffic? [duplicate]

If I am visiting a https url say https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ. What exactly my ISP will see ?
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Interrupted Internet browsing on Windows 7 [closed]

My question: Can Windows 7 (not original version) create trouble in Internet browsing in few cases? My Fact: Since few weeks, I have not been getting good Internet connection while I browse Internet ...
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IE 9 Automatically Switches to https [closed]

The Setup IE9 Windows 7 Google Search Home page Google/ig The problem: when I search google switches to the HTTPS version. You can see the words search?source in the browser. Why this is a ...
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Browsing very slow in Windows

I have formatted and reinstalled my i5 PC a few months ago. A while ago, browsing became very slow. I can't remember installing any special browser addons, but it could be since I download a lot of ...
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Slow browsing but fast torrent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download I know this has been already asked, but still I can't fix this. Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast ...
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How to keep the bandwidth usage of internet browsing low?

I am using firefox 4. I want keep the bandwidth usage as low as possible when I am browsing the internet? What options do I get? If I disable the option of "load image automatically", will still ...
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One of windows 7 PCs on the network has internet browsing problems (mtu?)

I have a weird problem that started recently (last few weeks) - on my home network 1 pc has problems browsing web sites (although ping is usually not an issue ~1% lost, is probably fine for wireless, ...
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How to temporary remove all cookies in chrome?

What i want to do is simulate what a new internet user sees. If i make a youtube search, for example, the results are different for me (they are base on the history of my activity on youtube, i ...
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How does Kaspersky Parental Control calculate internet time usage? [closed]

I'm trying to limit the usage time of Internet with Parental Control of Kaspersky (or Web Policy on Business Editions), but wondering about problems may occur. How does Kaspersky calculate the ...
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Is it possible to specify different default browser for different website?

I use Firefox for normal browsing (so it is my default browser), but I am also working with some websites that only works in IE. If I click a hyperlink (like link in the e-mail, document, chat client, ...
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Another 'can't browse but can ping'

Suddenly my ability to browse disappeared yesterday. I can still ping by ip/name, I can connect to RDP computers remotely. I also have a virtual machine on my laptop that is able to browse the web. ...
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Using mozilla firefox with utf-8 addresses (in greek) on mac

Very often when I use firefox (any version from 10+) and I type my utf-8 seo url it behaves strangely. For example it randomly cuts the url and adds the url again at whole like this: ...
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Download speed spikes

My download speeds drop to about 1 kbps then spike to between 200 kbps and 500 kbps then drop to about 1 kbps for about 5 seconds before it spikes again. But if I surf the internet i get speeds ...
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Link from FB and Google goes to wrong site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? If I type http://bharatvinzuda.com in browser I go to the correct site but from elsewhere, for example if ...
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More browsing speed on Shared Internet via Hub

We have a BSNL broadband internet connection. Two users are sharing the connection via a hub directly (no connection between 2 computers). One user doesn't need more browsing speed. But the other user ...
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How to delete active logins in ie9

How to delete active Logins in ie9?? I want all logins to be cleared on closing the browser(ie9). Can anyone help me out??
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Encrypt internet traffic with ssh

Purpose: I want to encrypt my browsing. According to this lifehacker article it can be done by setting up OpenSSH on Windows with Cygwin. What I don't understand is: If I install the server on my ...