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Unable to access Google and Twitter

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It's a strange problem. Started a few weeks ago all of a sudden.

Whenever I try accessing http://google.com/, http://google.co.uk/, or http(s)://twitter.com/, the page loads as a bunch of random symbols. (screenshot attached)
I also can't use the Google search bar, or any embedded Google search forms on websites

The strange thing is that I can access Google by going to http://google.com, without a forward-slash on the end. Weird.

I'm curretly using Firefox Nightly, which I know isn't the stable build, but the problem occurs in the stable Firefox, the Beta, and Aurora. Problem doesn't occur in IE.

I assumed it was an encoding problem at first, but I've tried every setting through View->Character Encoding and no change.

Any ideas?

edit: same thing happens to this page too: http://en.wikipedia....e_Minogue_song), but other Wiki pages seem fine. I can view the mobile version though

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Edited by samwiches, 13 July 2012 - 01:37 PM.

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