Proxy settings are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 on Windows 7 Machine

Problem:  The proxy settings in Internet Explorer are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 and when I uncheck it, the settings eventually come back.  The symptoms that made me check the proxy settings were the following: –  Within Chrome I was getting certificate errors on normally trusted website like google and Facebook. –  I was unable to get […]
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Internet Explorer 10: Suspicious activity might have been detected popup with a number to call

Problem:  Had a client that had their IE session hijacked by some program.   The session was stuck on a page saying “IE Warning” and a pop up with the following error: “ IE – Alert   Suspicious Activity Might Have been Detected.   Browser: IE 10.0   OS: Windows   To fix this please […]
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Java won’t load in web application in any browser

Problem:  Operating system:  Windows 7 Professional 64bit.  Client’s accounting program is java based and when accessing the web application, java wouldn’t load.  Tried Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer without success.   I went to the “verify java” page and it wouldn’t load on any of the browsers so I knew that this wasn’t specific to […]
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Pandora will not advance to the next song

Problem: I start a session within Pandora, the first song plays just fine but will not move onto the next.  This happened with all browsers and wasn’t a problem on other workstations so I knew that this wasn’t a network/firewall issue as suggested.  I also tried resetting the browser settings without any luck. Solution: As a […]
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Always show bookmark bar in Chrome for Mac

Problem:  Using Chrome, the bookmark bar would disappear.  My preference is to keep it available at all times for my convenience… Solution:  When the bookmark bar is showing, do a ctrl click with your mouse and select “Always show bookmarks bar”  and then you’re set… Links: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95745
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