unable to open certain websites

August 31, 2011 at 23:20:41
Specs: Windows 7
unable to open certain websites in any of the browsers. tried with firewall off, no add-ons, everything.

i even used cmd to ping the websites. it says no reply found.

I am using Windows 7 (64-bit OS) and IE9


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#1
August 31, 2011 at 23:33:24
You probably have a setting in your firewall or an installed program blocking them.

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#2
September 1, 2011 at 12:34:56
How do i find about the installed program? about the firewall, i have tried with firewall off, the problem still persists.

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#3
September 1, 2011 at 16:55:01
"How do i find about the installed program?"
You have to know all the features & options of what you have installed.

Or, you can list Installed Programs using CCleaner.
Install CCleaner, click on > Tools, click on > Save to text file, save to desktop, then Copy & Paste the details here in your post & I will check them out.

Here is my install tip.
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http://www.ccleaner.com/
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/do...


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#4
September 5, 2011 at 10:05:59
What I meant was i never installed program blocking any of my websites. are there any default files with Win 7 which causes the problem

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#5
September 5, 2011 at 10:13:13
In any case,

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#6
September 5, 2011 at 19:39:53
Everything looks Ok with your programs.

"i have tried with firewall off, the problem still persists"
Have you tried disabling Avast?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...

Other options.

1: Try a different browser.

2: Try getting those links to work on a different computer.

I use Pale Moon
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.palemoon.org/
http://www.palemoon.org/technical.html
http://www.palemoon.org/troubleshoo...


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#7
September 7, 2011 at 09:20:47
tried disabling avast; used palemoon; tried on other systems;
still i am facing the same issue...

i am so frustrated with this problem. used command prompt to ping the websites i try to open. i get a reply but i am still unable to browse those websites on browsers


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#8
September 7, 2011 at 13:27:31
Give me the links, so I can try.

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#9
September 8, 2011 at 09:36:49
www.mail.yahoo.com; www.tatasky.com; www.moneycontrol.com

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#10
September 8, 2011 at 11:30:10
www.microsoft.com

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#11
September 8, 2011 at 13:06:53
Ok, they are just straight forward links, nothing to prevent them loading.

"are there any default files with Win 7 which causes the problem"
No.

"tried on other systems"
What does that mean?
Does it use the same router/modem?


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#12
September 9, 2011 at 08:12:52
Not sure about default files. No, it uses a different router/modem. So does it mean that maybe router/modem is an issue?

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#13
September 9, 2011 at 08:14:12
i meant i tried to open these sites on a different modem/router.

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#14
September 9, 2011 at 14:23:30
"i meant i tried to open these sites on a different modem/router"
That probably eliminates the modem/router as the problem.

Nothing is making any sense now, so try renaming the hosts file.

Hosts File
http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/...
Myth - "Special AntiSpyware Hosts Files are necessary to prevent Spyware infections."
Reality - "Using Special AntiSpyware Hosts Files are a waste of time and leads to a false sense of security. Any Malware/Spyware can easily modify the Hosts File at will, even if it is set to Read-only. It is impossible to "lock-down" a Hosts File unless you are running as a limited user which makes using it in this case irrelevant anyway.

I rename Hosts file & use SpywareBlaster.
Do a search for the hosts file ( In Windows\system32\drivers\etc ) & rename to > hosts.txt or hostsold.

SpywareBlaster
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spy...
FAQ
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spy...
Forum
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/foru...
If you want to use it again, change it back to what it was.


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#15
September 15, 2011 at 10:26:54
installed spyware.. .renamed hosts file... no difference what so ever...
i guess it has to do with the modem/router because the same websites have no issues in office... or maybe its got something to do with windows 7

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#16
September 20, 2011 at 11:54:13
anybody out there?????? any idea????????

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#17
September 20, 2011 at 15:41:53
Lets do some basics. More to come, if this dos'nt help.

Run TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please download TFC - Temporary File Cleaner by Old Timer, saving it to your desktop.
* Open the file and close any other windows.
* It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
* Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish its job
* Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean.


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#18
September 20, 2011 at 15:58:22
"i guess it has to do with the modem/router because the same websites have no issues in office..."

This is still not clear.

Have you tried running your computer on someone else's modem/router.

Yes or No.

If No, try it.


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#19
September 21, 2011 at 10:40:03
No and i'll try it. Thanks

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#20
September 21, 2011 at 10:46:41
before i do that, i just need one clarification; when i ping a website using command prompt, i get reply but that website does not open on any of the browser. Then is it a modem/router issue or is it something else

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#21
September 21, 2011 at 15:28:47
"Then is it a modem/router issue or is it something else"

Don't know, that is why you have to try the process of elimination.


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