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November 20, 2009 4:38:23 PM

First off, I did try and search for some answers to my question but couldnt find one...secondly, I dont even know if Im in the right forum for this question. I searched and searched for Internet Explorer questions to no avail. So Im sorry.
Well here goes:
I am currently using Windows XP SP3, IE7, and have had my puter since 2002 and have rarely touched anything under the advanced tab in Internet Options..but a couple times while looking in there I might have checked or unchecked somethings accidentally...this can happen really easily I found.
So im wondering if maybe i screwed things up. Lately I find that its taking my web pages a long time to load, where before it didnt.

Also, a few times my internet connection got disconnected and when diagnosed through the IE it said something like "You can connect through HTTP and HTTPS but something regarding FTP I cant connect. And something about a firewall settings. My windows firewall is turned off as well as my Norton Smart Firewall is off. So I dont think Im having a firewall issue. So that brings me to internet opts.

Also, I canceled my Internet service with AT&T, which was DSL modem and since Nov18th 2009 have now got internet service with Cox, which is through my cable company. Now on to my question(s).
Which items should be "checked" and "unchecked" under the Advance Tab?
I will tell you what I have checked and unchecked currently.

Yes=checked....No=unchecked...very easy...lol...

ACCESIBILITY:
No= Always expand ALT text for images
No= Move system caret with focus/selection changes
No= Rest text size to medium for new windows & tabs
Yes= Reset text to medium while zooming*
Yes= Reset Zoom level to 100% fpr mew womdpws & tabs

BROWSING:
No= Automatically check for Internet Explorer updats
No= Close unused folders in History & Favorites*
Yes= Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)
Yes= Disable script debugging (other)
No= Display a notification about every script error
No= Enable FTP fold view (outside internet explorer)
Yes= Enable page transitions
No= Enable personalized favorite menu
No= Enable 3rd party extensions*
Yes= Enable visual styles on buttons & controls inwebpages
No= Enable websites to use the search pane
No= Force offscreen compositing even under Terminal Server*
Yes= Reuse windows for launching shortcuts (when tabbed browsing off)
Yes= Show friendly HTTP error messages

UNDERLINE LINKS:
Yes= Always
No= Use inline AutoComplete
No= Use most recent order when switching tabs with Ctrl & Tab
Yes= Use Passive FTP (for firewall & DSL modem compatibility)
Yes= Use smooth scrolling

HTTP 1.1 Settings:
Yes= Use HTTP 1.1
Yes= Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections

INTERNATIONAL:
No= Always show encoded addresses
Yes= Send IDN server names
No= Send IDN server names for Intranet addresses
Yes= Send UTF-8 URLs
Yes= Show information Bar for encoded addresses
No= Use UTF-8 for mailto links

JAVA (SUN):
Yes= Use JRE 1.6.0_15 for <applet> (requires restart)

MULTIMEDIA:
Yes= Always use ClearType for HTML*
Yes= Enable automatic image resizing
Yes= Play animations in webpages*
Yes= Play sounds in webpages
No= Show image download placeholders
Yes= Show pictures
Yes= Smart Image dithering

PRINTING:
No= Print background colors & images

Search for address bar:
Yes= Just display the results in main window

SECURITY:
No= Allow active content from CDs to run on my Computer*
No= Allow active content to run in files on my Computer*
No= Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid
Yes= Check for publisher's certificate revocation
Yes= Check for the server certificate revocation
Yes= Check for signatures on downloaded programs
No= Do not save encrypted pages to disc
No= Empty Temp Internet Files folder when browser is closed
yes= Enable Integrated Windows Authentication*
Yes= Enable native XMLHTTP support
No= Phising Filter:
Yes= Turn off automatic website checking
Yes= Use SSL 2.0
Yes= Use SSL 3.0
Yes= Use TLS 1.0
Yes= Warn about certificate address mismatch*
No= Warn if changing between secure & not secure mode
Yes= Warn if POST submittal is redirected to a zone that does not
permit posts.

I HOPE THAT SOMEBODY CAN TELL ME THE CORRECT WAY MY INTERNET OPTIONS SHOULD BE. AND PLEASE I ONLY WOULD LIKE ADVANCED USERS TO ANSWER THIS FOR ME. AFTER ALL, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING TO BE TAKEN LITELY. AS CHECKING AND UNCHECKING THE WRONG THINGS WILL REALLY MESS UP MY SYSTEM. SO THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR HELP. :o )
~~kitten20486~~

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November 20, 2009 8:14:09 PM

If you think you've messed with the settings, just use the reset button to go back to your default settings.

Your change in internet providers could be your issue. What speed is your connection running?

If your firewalls are disabled, you may have an infection. Boot into safe mode with networking (f8 on startup). Download, install, and update malwarebytes. Do a full system scan.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

They download ccleaner to clean up temp files and clean your registry.
http://www.ccleaner.com/

But here's what I have:
ACCESIBILITY:
No= Always expand ALT text for images
No= Move system caret with focus/selection changes
No= Rest text size to medium for new windows & tabs
Yes= Reset text to medium while zooming*
Yes= Reset Zoom level to 100% fpr mew womdpws & tabs

BROWSING:
No= Automatically check for Internet Explorer updats
Yes= Close unused folders in History & Favorites*
Yes= Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)
Yes= Disable script debugging (other)
No= Display a notification about every script error
No= Enable FTP fold view (outside internet explorer)
Yes= Enable page transitions
No= Enable personalized favorite menu
Yes= Enable 3rd party extensions*
Yes= Enable visual styles on buttons & controls inwebpages
No= Enable websites to use the search pane
No= Force offscreen compositing even under Terminal Server*
Yes= Reuse windows for launching shortcuts (when tabbed browsing off)
Yes= Show friendly HTTP error messages

UNDERLINE LINKS:
Yes= Always
No= Use inline AutoComplete
No= Use most recent order when switching tabs with Ctrl & Tab
Yes= Use Passive FTP (for firewall & DSL modem compatibility)
Yes= Use smooth scrolling

HTTP 1.1 Settings:
Yes= Use HTTP 1.1
No= Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections

INTERNATIONAL:
No= Always show encoded addresses
Yes= Send IDN server names
No= Send IDN server names for Intranet addresses
Yes= Send UTF-8 URLs
Yes= Show information Bar for encoded addresses
No= Use UTF-8 for mailto links

JAVA (SUN):
Yes= Use JRE 1.6.0_15 for <applet> (requires restart)

MULTIMEDIA:
Yes= Always use ClearType for HTML*
Yes= Enable automatic image resizing
Yes= Play animations in webpages*
Yes= Play sounds in webpages
No= Show image download placeholders
Yes= Show pictures
Yes= Smart Image dithering

PRINTING:
No= Print background colors & images

Search for address bar:
No= Just display the results in main window

SECURITY:
Yes= Allow active content from CDs to run on my Computer*
Yes= Allow active content to run in files on my Computer*
No= Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid
Yes= Check for publisher's certificate revocation
No= Check for the server certificate revocation
Yes= Check for signatures on downloaded programs
No= Do not save encrypted pages to disc
No= Empty Temp Internet Files folder when browser is closed
yes= Enable Integrated Windows Authentication*
Yes= Enable native XMLHTTP support
No= Phising Filter:
Yes= Turn ON automatic website checking
No= Use SSL 2.0
Yes= Use SSL 3.0
Yes= Use TLS 1.0
Yes= Warn about certificate address mismatch*
No= Warn if changing between secure & not secure mode
Yes= Warn if POST submittal is redirected to a zone that does not
permit posts.
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