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I'm having some trouble with Wikipedia and Google image search.


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Both Wikipedia and Google image search (sometimes just things that are powered by google) are not working correctly. Whenever I try to go on those pages, it comes up with "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page".

What also doesn't make sense with Wikipedia is that the only one that won't work is the English section.

This happened a while after I downloaded Google Chrome, but I'm not sure if that is the problem, because Wikipedia and google don't seem to work on Internet Explorer or Fire Fox.

Also, I've tried deleting and reinstalling both Internet Explorer and Firefox, and I've completely deleted Google chrome.
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try system restore...go back at least a week before you started having problems...
no joy..
try turning off your firewall temporarily to see if that's causing the problem
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try system restore...go back at least a week before you started having problems...
no joy..
try turning off your firewall temporarily to see if that's causing the problem



Oh, I found out what the problem was. Someone told me to do this:

"Check if you have a hosts file on your computer. If you do, delete it and try again.

Default location:
C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts "

and after I deleted it, the websites worked fine...
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If the hosts file has changed without your knowledge, this is the very first sign of an infection. I would...

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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