Weird freeze-up on shutdown!

  Jakey boy 08:13 18 May 2006

Hi everyone! A colleague at work gets the following message and has to shut down by switching off at the mains: "Locall back proxy has not shut down"

Any Ideas? I reckon on spyware of some sort, but he says he has run Ewido and c-cleaner to no avail. He's with NTL, and their helpline operatives simply said they'd never heard of it! Anything would be appreciated, have tried google etc, nothing too informative yet though.

  remind 08:24 18 May 2006

shut down running tasks manually using task manager before shutting down to track down which program is throwing up the error. sure it's not `loopback`?

  Jakey boy 08:27 18 May 2006

Hmmm....could be loopback I suppose. This guy's not very computer literate, but I only spoke to him for a minute, and I got him to repeat the alert a couple of times to be sure I got it right. What's loopback anyway?

  remind 08:33 18 May 2006

im sure someone more knowledgeable could give you a better description but my understanding is that it
refers to the users own machine, or localhost - if you redirect ad servers or blocked addresses to that address using a host file, its a loopback. a loopback proxy could be some sort of advert or web filter.

  Jakey boy 08:47 18 May 2006

Okay, I'll leave it for now, to see if some of the other experts can help. Thanks anyway remind!

  Jakey boy 17:21 18 May 2006

bump ^

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