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Sudden Internet trouble? News alert

Folks–
A large, Internet-wide, multi-vendor patch was released and implemented yesterday to resolve a critical vulnerabilty in the Internet system.
This patching process caused “weird” connectivity issues, hyperlinks seemingly don’t work, and slow connections. If you are suddenly having these issues and/or are unable to connect to the Internet, please don’t uninstall the Microsoft Update.. try these steps first.
1) reboot your PC–twice.
2) reboot your router/WAP
3) If you are running ZoneAlarm free firewall, you must set it to “medium”, or lower.
4) be a little patient.. this process is mostly accomplished, and the quirks should soon pass.

To read more about this disturbing vulnerability in the Web (or see which MS patch is the one affecting you), read: Patched Flaw Could Have Broken Internet Backbone.
(The geekier amongst you might prefer C/Net’s Zero Day Blog version.)

July 9, 2008 Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, PC, security, tech, troubleshooting | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment