jayfid, on Oct 21 2009, 05:00 AM, said:
Both my browsers (Firefox and IE) have suddenly stopped working and I can't open any web pages with either of them. The messages I get are:
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
However, my wireless connection is shown as working, and I can access non-browser things which would require a working connection, such as the iTunes online store, Yahoo messenger.
I have temporarily disabled all my firewalls to see if that was blocking all websites for some reason, but it has made no difference.
What anti virus are you using? There has been a recent problem with Norton internet security 2010 where the latest update of a few days back (which has now been pulled)disables FireFox addons and also causes crashes.
It has affected me also and i have had the same problem as you. There is supposed to be a fix available early this coming week. (ya sure Norton).
The temporary fix is to unistall Norton (checking the box "i intend to install a Norton product later") to hopefully save your settings, then reinstall Norton as the "patch" has been removed.
Hope this helps but i do not know if this is your issue.