ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Fix It: Some Internet Websites Suddenly Will Not Load, Problem With Certain Pages

Updated on May 11, 2013
AVG Antivirus Software
AVG Antivirus Software

It has happened to me once, and to many friends of mine too. Suddenly, some sites which used to be online and always available, do not load; it isn't a matter of slow connection or packets dropout; other sites will load perfectly, but some just won't. Changing internet browser, for example trying Google Chrome instead of Mozilla Firefox might work, but chances are slim.
As it is obvious, this kind of computer behavior can get frustrating, because you just know that the site is online (don't tell me that Google is offline!) but you cannot surf to it.

After trying out many different actions to troubleshoot this weird problem, such as changing browser, restarting internet router, restarting computer, etc. I came to realize that what is causing this behavior is none other than my Antivirus program!
In particular, for years I have been trusting AVG Free, because it is the most popular security application available, it is free but effective and quite fast at virus scanning too. My computer has not been formatted for what seems like ages, and I haven't had virus issues for many years, so none can convince me to change into another antivirus program. However, sometimes you just don't know what could be the problem, and it proved to me clearly.
Last two years or so, AVG Antivirus bundled multiple features in its package. One of them was Link Shield, a tool which helps locate malicious websites and provides a better and safer browsing experience (or so it says). Additionally, with its occasional program updates AVG added browser toolbars which help avoid getting tracked by websites ( such as "Do Not Track").

Based on my and my friends' experience, disabling Link Shield and ALL AVG related browser toolbars is the way to go; in more than ten times on ten different computers, the problem was solved at once when Link Shield and Do Not Track were disabled through the options and in particular through the path AVG Main Window>Tools>Advanced Settings.
Additionally, I suggest that you open up your internet browser, check the Extensions or Add-Ons menu and remove all toolbars and add-ons which have something to do with AVG. Trust me, your computer will do just fine with only the main Resident Shield running; you don't need any resources-consuming toolbars to hassle your internet surfing experience.
I cannot really say why AVG will confuse perfectly safe websites and block access to them, but it just happens and I could not tolerate with it. However, to me AVG Antivirus is still the best free solution, so it is not enough reason to make me quit it and install another program.
If you are not an AVG user but you experience this same problem, I suggest you still check for internet browser add-ons and try remove those related to your antivirus software.

I hope this guide will help, please feel free to contact me through the comments section to tell me if it did.
How about checking these hubs too:

Cool and Useful Apps for Android Smartphones and Tablets [Part One]

Best Choices Of Free Antivirus

Too Low Speed When Copying Files - Why It Happens, And How To Fix This

Cool Online Multiplayer PC Games for Free

Which Internet Browser To Choose

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Annoyed 

      4 years ago

      Saddly this did not help. I don't have a antivirus program installed. I only have the Microsoft pc protect, which doesn't seem to be having a problem. I got it quite a long time ago and I only experienced problems today.

      This is very important that I fix this issue because the pages that aren't loading are ones related with my work and without them I can't do my job. I can't afford to be losing money at a time like this.

      I suppose I'll have to keep on searching

    • profile image

      rival 

      4 years ago

      thank you, it worked to me :)

    • profile image

      Liam 

      4 years ago

      This actually really helped. I read the first few sentences and saw that it was your antivirus and I thought "goddamn." because I've been having trouble ever since I installed a new antivirus a week ago - closed it and the pages started loading!

    • profile image

      Vinoth 

      5 years ago

      nice but let me c weather it works

    • CyberFreak profile imageAUTHOR

      CyberFreak 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for your visit!

    • snlee profile image

      snlee 

      5 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

      very useful information...thanks

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)