Windows® Vista Internet Problems
Common Internet Problems in Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It can be used in personal computers, desktops, laptops and in media centers. Microsoft Windows Vista is the successor to the Windows XP operating system. It includes new and advanced features other than that of Windows XP. It features communication, entertainment, security and safety features, and provides an updated graphical user interface. The most common Internet problem that can occur in Microsoft Windows Vista is regarding security. Other problems are related to network connectivity, that is, the network frequently gets disconnected or the browser is unable to open websites. Sometimes you might receive error messages like “Bad file request,” “Website not found,” “Host unavailable,” “Host unknown,” “Permission denied,” “Too many connections,” and “Unable to locate host,” while you are browsing the Internet. Sometimes your security software does not allow you to get connected to the network. The connection might be denied if any social networking overload occurs. Outdated Internet Explorer might also cause Internet problems.
There are some methods to solve these Internet problems in Microsoft Windows Vista. Some of them are given below.
- Disable firewall
- Check for viruses
- Update Internet Explorer
The most common reason for the Internet problem is the strict firewall settings. The firewall might ask you whether to connect to the Internet. Even after disabling it, the firewall might deny access. The web browser cannot work correctly if your firewall does not allow it to connect to the Internet. So it is better to disable firewall before accessing the Internet.
Check for viruses
If your computer is virus infected, it might slow down the Internet connection. Viruses and other malicious applications can cause infections of your system. It then slows down your system, thus lowering the performance rate. So always check your system by using the Malicious Software Removal Tool for viruses and spyware.
Update Internet Explorer
Sometimes Internet Explorer becomes slowly or it might stop responding. Running Windows Update helps you to correct this problem. Windows Update removes all the out of date files. If Internet Explorer does not open, it might be due to low memory. So by updating Internet Explorer to the latest version and by removing unnecessary files you can use the Internet without any problems.