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DNS error - cannot find server - SPECIFIC TO ONE WEBSITE [Solved]


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richgcook

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Hi there,

Lately (for the past 3-4 months) I have been unable to access http://www.collectivegallery.net and when I try to visit the page it hangs for a few moments, and states 'DNS error - cannot find server' (I am using Google chrome), I have attempted to visit this site through IE or Firefox and the same problem occurs. My girlfriend in my flat has the exact same problem yet I asked a few friends who stay down the road to try and access it and they can do it no problem. I'm unsure whether I have a trojan, or something as I find it very odd that it happens with JUST the website.

Any help and advice would be most appreciated as I really need to access this site on a regular basis and now I figure something is definitely wrong.

If you wish a Hijack log I will post one.


Thanks,

Richard
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Essexboy

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Hi there if you could post the Hijackthis log plus one other and I will see where to go from there

Disable resident protections (Antivirus...); you'll re-enable them after the scan

Download Lop S&D < here

Double-click Lop S&D.exe
Choose the language, then choose Option 1 (Search)
Wait till the end of the scan
Post the log which is created: (%SystemDrive%\lopR.txt)
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Hey can I just say to everyone that I found a solution to this.


Turns out I was thinking that there must be an issue with either my router or ISP. So since it was a DNS error I thought perhaps my ISP or router has got some DNS things wrong so using OpenDNS.

Start...Control Panel...View Network Status/settings.
View Status then select TCP/IPv4. Press the Properties button.
Click the radio button for DNS servers and enter the following
Main: 208.67.222.222
Alt: 208.67.220.220
Hit OK.

Basically I went to the OpenDNS website, followed the very useful and well done instructions to using an OpenDNS server and now all my DNS errors are solved.

I think this should help everyone.


Thanks for your help anyway Essexboy :)

Rich
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If you are happy then I will close this
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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