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i was using 6.02, i downloaded a java script reader the previous day. after the problem surfaced i ran a virus scan and found the nimba worm in the opera cache file and 'vaulted' it up. i've run other scans as well as the kaspersky labs curenimba. no other evidence of the worm.
before and after this i've tried running various versions of opera w/and w/out java. to no avail. i have trouble loading the java version cause now it freezes near the end while loading java. only site i can get to w/opera is the opera site. (?)
I've also tried uninstalling opera and cleaning the reg before downloading opera.
i'm running win95 with plenty of available memory.
i'm very close to cleaning out the whole reg. and reloading windows.
help, trapped with internet explorer,
I would start with the following quick checks:
- running a firewall like zone alarm? ck to see that opera is on the list of acceptable programs.
- Open opera prefs, and look at the "network" settings. Click on "proxy servers", and make sure those are unchecked. If you are actually running a proxy, double check the settings again.
My guess would be the proxy server thing. You can reinstall Opera right on top of the old copy without incident.
java or any other plugin, shouldn't affect opera connecting to the net or dl'ing standar pages.
The problem with running a virus scan within Windows is that once the machine is infected the virus can mask it's presence to Windows. The only way to detect the viruses (that are detectable) is to boot up using a clean medium. I keep a clean floppy with all of my system files on it in my desk drawer for just such an occassion.
Anyway, if you're virus scan comes back clean, chances are good you are actually clean - providing you're not missing any important system or program files. Then you can look to the more obvious issues like the last software you loaded, tmp files and the like.