problems connecting to a specific website

May 15, 2010 at 15:15:41
Specs: Windows XP
hey, recently i have been having problems with
my internet.. i mean i can connect to every
single site except for Facebook or i used Internet Explorer, Firefox,
Google Chrome but cant seem to connect to
the site.. but this problem only persists on my
desktop.. i have a wifi connection at home...
but my laptop has no problem connecting to
the above sites.. i have no idea y such a
problem occurs.. just every time the page
starts to load then.. it shows..

Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the
server at

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or
too busy. Try again in a few moments.

* If you are unable to load any pages, check
your computer's network connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by
a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is
permitted to access the Web.

i checked out my firewall settings, n my proxy settings to but they have no restrictions as such,also there is no network connection problem either. I really dont know what to do... could someone please help me out as to what my problem could be...

ps i also read another persons post where
another person had a problem connecting to a
specific site but the solution which was given
was to clear all the cache n cookies which i
have done but that dint solve the problem. help me out please..

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May 15, 2010 at 22:50:08
maximus_shubh, SWAG, since it only seems to be that specific machine, my guess is that you've been infected by a worm/trojan which redirects you. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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May 16, 2010 at 14:43:12
hey ed thank you for the advice.. it was a virus.. but i dint use your method.. my computer was giving me alot of trouble n constantly kept showing errors.. so i backed up all my stuff n then formatted it.. works fine now.... facebook n hotmail also open.. should have formatted it long back.. thanx..

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