Certain websites stopped being able to load

September 5, 2011 at 09:26:42
Specs: Windows 7
I am using a hp w windows 7, it has worked fine for months but then a few days ago certain sites stopped being able to load completely. I was using Firefox but got the same result when I tried to bring them up on IE. The pages include facebook which I can only access using https- if it is just http I get the main bar at the top and just white below. Hulu where i can click links to the video but the media player never appears just a black bar. Multiple other sites will load but not show all the data or activate the links when clicked. Youtube and email seem to work just fine. I have a lynksis router that I have reset a few times, messed with my windows firewall settings/ my internet browser, and avg anti virus (all now back at default), multiple scans for viruses, made sure all plugins ect were up to date, and tried to restore my cpu back to its oldest restore point. only 11 days ago but everything worked fine then. I share this router with 4-5 other people and none have had any problems with their internet at all. I am out of ideas and willing to hear other options.

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#1
September 5, 2011 at 09:47:16
Have you checked the security levels for your browser?

Are you running more than one AV program or firewall?


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#2
September 5, 2011 at 10:08:40
I have tried changing the security settings in firefox to no avail, they are back to normal now. I don't think it can be a browser issue because I have the same result in multiple browsers.

Just avg and windows firewall both at their basic, default settings that I have used since getting my computer.

Also, a while ago my rommmate changed my dns w the idea it would speed up my connection. I didn't notice any difference and have reset it through ipconfig and it is set on auto currently.


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#3
September 5, 2011 at 10:27:06
Just found that I am able to watch hulu through hulu desktop. I am not sure but it appears that it has something to do with how some links and video are embedded and my computer somewhere along the line line can't/ won't load them? Ive been pretty much over my head as far as my computer knowledge goes.

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#4
September 5, 2011 at 10:43:23
Changing your DNS may be the cause of this......in Networking and file sharing, under "change adapter settings" You should see your local area connection, right click on it and select Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and click properties. You should see: Obtain IP address automatically and one below it is; obtain DNS sever automatically. On most (not all) home networks these are both set to obtain the information automatically. Now you should go back and do this again if you have an "Internet Protocol version 6", under the adapter properties. Otherwise you can try downloading malwarebytes, update it, and run a thorough scan to see if this is caused by malware.

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...


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#5
September 5, 2011 at 10:45:19
Note: you may be asked to restart the computer or restart the browser before changes take place. Usually after changing those properties I restart the computer.

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#6
September 5, 2011 at 12:54:17
Tried all that still no luck.

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#7
September 7, 2011 at 22:28:45
Any other possible solutions out there?? This situation grows old quickly and makes it hard to navigate almost anywhere on the internet .

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