Windows 10: Strange things going on when using my browser. Help!

Discus and support Strange things going on when using my browser. Help! in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I have a very strange situation. Here is event sequence. From the time I was forced to do a factory reinstallation my bookmarks had to be... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by chipwood, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. chipwood Win User

    Strange things going on when using my browser. Help!


    I have a very strange situation. Here is event sequence.
    From the time I was forced to do a factory reinstallation my bookmarks had to be reconstructed
    This morning I browsed to the Citizens Advice pages to check on a matter of consumer law, and having got the info, continued other activities. Later to find that the Citizens Advice page had become the opening page of Chrome rather than Google. It seemed impossible to correct.
    Thinking I could be infected, I first downloaded Panda, and when the download gave trouble, tried to get it via FileHippo, which is acting like the Citizens Advice above.
    As far as my bookmarks are concerned, something else odd has happened: the new list has been replaced by the one that existed before the reinstallation. However Yahoo Search (x2) is now showing along with Google on opening the Chrome browser.
    I have scanned with AVG, the only thing that gave no problem, cleared history and Chrome cache.
    Although this computer is being replaced soon, I can’t accept it as is until then. I hope you can help me find a solution; please!

    :)
     
    chipwood, Mar 19, 2017
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  2. patc---01 Win User

    PC Sync and locked phone, any suggestions?

    I have the same problem with my N80 - strange thing is that other PC-Suite things like the phone browser still work when the phone is locked.
     
    patc---01, Mar 19, 2017
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  3. mobildk Win User
    Cannot go on the internet on my 5800 xm

    I cant go on the internet on my 5800 xm. One day my browser would not allow my to go on the internet. This it how i do : i go in to the menu, then press internet and then internet again in the internet menu, when i do the last press on the internet button
    its loading in 1 second and then goes back to the internet menu. but the strange thing is that i hat setup an email account on my hotmail and that works. that means i cannot go on the internet but on my email. I think maybe there is something wrong when i
    go on a internet browser because my connection is fine.



    Maybe i have accidently deleted some data files, that i need to get on the internet trough a browser.



    Is a firmware reset possible??
     
    mobildk, Mar 19, 2017
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  4. Strange things going on when using my browser. Help!

    Hi chipwood.

    I won't say I understand situation entirely but have a few questions.

    When you start Chrome how many start pages (home pages) do you get?

    In settings under the "On Startup" section how do you have this configured?

    Where does Yahoo Search (x2) with Google show? Are these tabs or bookmarks?
     
    Caledon Ken, Mar 19, 2017
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  5. chipwood Win User
    They were tabs. I did find that i had Google in settings twice as home page. All is now well, but the mystery of the return of the old bookmarks remains. I shall leave that aside now, as some strange things are going on with the tracking of my Dell order.
     
    chipwood, Mar 20, 2017
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  6. If you sign into chrome your bookmarks are kept in the "Cloud" and will become available.

    Do you sign into Chrome?

    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Mar 20, 2017
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  7. chipwood Win User
    I am signed in a.t.m., at least my name is in top r.h. corner. I think you have solved my confusion. I think that after I did the factory reinstallation I omitted to log in, and it was only when I had reinserted all my email settings incl. Gmail that I did log in.
    Thanks for jogging my forgetttery!*SmileI
     
    chipwood, Apr 5, 2018
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