Well after exchanging numerous emails with Trend Micros support for over two weeks I finally have a solution. Not sure if this with work for you Lifesaver but you can give it a try if you have not already corrected your problem.
Windows Vista had an update around March that caused problems with localhost not working on xampp. The solution was to comment out #::1 localhost. The following link goes into greater detail http://www.welcomebrand.co.uk/web-desig ... omment-607
. Well this allowed me to fix localhost and xampp but when trying to develop a Wordpress install it was extreamly slow.
After Trying different things for weeks Trend Micro finally had me adjust my host file to use 127.0.0.1 localhost. After doing so everything seems to be working properly. The following are directions to config the host file:Changing your hosts file in Vista
By default, if you try to modify your hosts file in Vista, it will not let you save it. It tells you that you don't have permission. To successfully modify the hosts file, run notepad.exe as an administrator and open the file.
1) Browse to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
2) Right click "Notepad" and select "Run as administrator"
3) Click "Continue" on the UAC prompt
4) Click File -> Open
5) Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc"
6) Change the file filter drop down box from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*.*)"
7) Select "hosts" and click "Open"
8 ) Make the needed changes as shown below and close Notepad. Save when prompted.Your host file should look like this
Note: I had to remove ::1 localhost and only use 127.0.0.1 localhost.
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# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 184.108.40.206 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 220.127.116.11 x.acme.com # x client host
I hope this helps you Lifesaver or anyone else with this problem. This has been a really long process to find a fix.