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hydra2222

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I'm having a problem with IE. I get the whole cannot display page error with IE, and a connect problem error with firefox. I've noticed thought that it doesn't happen to all sites all the time, but when it does on IE it see at the bottom of the window "Connecting to site 1.0.0.0. or something like that.

A few weeks ago i took my desktop to a lan party, and some friends were trying to get it connected to the network, never worked out, but i do think someone messed with something to cause this.

help appreciated,
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Artellos

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This will most likely be the hosts file causing this.
Lets figure this out shall we?

Lets open your hosts file and see whats going on.
  • Open My Computer
  • Copy and paste the code in the codebox
    %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\
  • Click on the address bar in your My Computer and Paste
  • Then hit enter. You should see a few files.
  • Right click the file named "hosts" and open it with notepad.
  • Press "CTRL + A" to copy everything then reply here and hit "CTRL + V"

Regards,
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hydra2222

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# Copyright © 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
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
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Artellos

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Ok, I can safely say that nothing changed in your hosts file.
This could be malware related.
I Suggest you take your log to the malware doctors found in this forum.
Please make sure that you read this before posting anything in the malware forum.

If you're still having problems after the malware doctors declare your log clean feel free to post back here and we'll help you to the best of our knowledge! :)

Regards,
Olrik
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hydra2222

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okay, thank you very much for your help
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The Skeptic

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Just before moving to the malware forum please use this link to reset tcp/ip and repair winsock.
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Robert W.

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IE: That's a problem all by itself. www.getfirefox.com

Just in my opinion.
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Artellos

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This however is not a sollution just an alternative.
Remember there's still sites out there that require IE.

Regards,
Olrik
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IE: That's a problem all by itself. www.getfirefox.com

Just in my opinion.


Robert W.

If you read the first post carefully, they've already tried Firefox and had issues with it as well. As Artellos pointed out, some sites require IE, so while Firefox may be, in the opinion of many, a better browser, that's not a solution to the problem.
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