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Rozza C

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Hello,

It's been a while since I came here.

I need a bit of help. Hopefully, I've come to the right place.

Basically, I've been trying to access aa particular website for a while now (http://www.blogcatalog.com) and it hasn't let me get on. It just gives me a "Cannot connect" error, no matter what browser I use.

The strange thing, however, is that on my laptop, I'm able to access the website perfectly fine.

I've run a tracert on the website on both my computer and my laptop, and I get 2 very different results.

Here's the tracert for my laptop (where the website works)

Tracing route to blogcatalog.com [67.192.97.104]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    33 ms   106 ms    92 ms  O2WirelessBox.lan [192.168.1.254] 
  2   362 ms    27 ms    21 ms  78-86-32-1.zone2.bethere.co.uk [78.86.32.1] 
  3    20 ms    20 ms    21 ms  10.1.4.178 
  4    35 ms   132 ms    19 ms  79.141.38.121.available.above.net [79.141.38.121] 
  5    93 ms    92 ms   115 ms  so-0-1-0.mpr1.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.57] 
  6    95 ms    99 ms   104 ms  xe-0-3-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.29.17] 
  7   162 ms   137 ms   119 ms  xe-0-2-0.cr1.iah1.us.above.net [64.125.25.114] 
  8   124 ms   129 ms   145 ms  xe-2-1-0.cr1.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.30.58] 
  9   342 ms   248 ms   218 ms  xe-0-1-0.er1.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.27.74] 
 10   127 ms   144 ms   156 ms  main1.above.net [209.133.126.42] 
 11   128 ms   125 ms   124 ms  vlan901.core1.dfw1.rackspace.com [72.3.128.21] 
 12   126 ms   134 ms   128 ms  aggr125a.dfw1.rackspace.net [72.3.129.149] 
 13   177 ms   128 ms   127 ms  blogcatalog.com [67.192.97.104] 

Trace complete.

And now, here's the tracert results of the same website from my computer (where I can't access the website)

Tracing route to www.blogcatalog.com [127.0.0.1]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Charles-Fam-PC [127.0.0.1] 

Trace complete.

It seems to me that on my computer, the website domain is pointing to my localhost IP. How it happened, I have NO idea. I also have no idea of how to fix the problem.

So I'm hoping someone here will be able to assist in fixing this issue.

Thanks a lot.

Roz
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Almost always malware infection unless you've set a 127.0.0.1 address up manually and/or for a specific reason.
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I've scanned my computer numerous times with MalwareBytes and AVG and the scans come up clean.

I've had a malware issue in the past, but I got it fixed.

Perhaps this is one of the lingering effects?
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Rozza C

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---EDIT----

Oh, double post....didn't even notice it.

Anyway, I managed to find the solution.

There was an entry in my hosts file that was redirecting the URL.

I took out the line...and everything's all good again. :D

Thanks for your help!

Edited by Rozza C, 11 January 2011 - 04:43 AM.

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