Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

All browsers cannot open some major websites


  • Please log in to reply

#1
gundlion

gundlion

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
Running XP SP1, both IE & Firefox return a "cannot open webpage" error on sites such as paypal, amazon, ebay, grisoft and others. No problem opening many other sites including yahoo, google, cnn, microsoft, mozilla.

Followed the malware instructions and ran AdAware, Spybot, CleanUp, NAV and other programs with the result of no malware detected.

Someone else posted a similar problem on June 2 but it was due to their ISP. In this case, two other computers at home have no problem accessing these sites so it's not the ISP at fault.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

David
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
cassykins

cassykins

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 195 posts
Try posting a HijackThis log over at the forums. Or could it be a firewall or other security programs interfering?
  • 0

#3
gundlion

gundlion

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
The websites are blocked even when all firewalls and security programs are turned off.

I will look into creating the HiJackThis log and posting it.

Thanks,

David
  • 0

#4
gundlion

gundlion

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
SUCCESS!

While playing with HiJack This and clicking on the HOSTS file editor, all the websites that are inaccessible were listed there, along with some other anti-virus sites. Deleting them from the HOSTS list in WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC fixed the problem.

I may never know how those websites got on the HOSTS list but that's not a concern.

Cheers & thanks for the help,

David
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP