I have been trying to load links from a website, for eg., www.fatwallet.com, to get to a company's website which I understand go through host servers (such as: click.linksynergy.com or www.qksrv.com), but I get an error display either on Firefox or IE, that the connection cannot be established. After some discussion with my friends, I was asked to check my host files and to put a comment in front of the host server address if it appears in the host file. I have tried that already, and it worked fine for a while but doesn't work anymore. I don't have a firewall at this point. I tried turning off the TeaTimer, Spysweeper etc. but apparently nothing works and I continue to get the message "problem in establishing a connection"
thank you so much.