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#1 omaroo

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:32 AM

hi i need some help on this issue, whenever i go on internet explorer and try to go on a website it says DNS error and the page cannot be displayed. However when i try to go on the website again it works. But please can anyone help me i think it could be spyware.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:43 AM

Hello,

Have you tried flushing the DNS cache?
Start->run->type cmd and press enter->type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.

What makes you think this is spyware related?
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:52 PM

i tried doing your method but i cant do it. Also i read on a website that if you get this meesage you got spyware but im not sure. BTW what does the DNS cache do

Edited by omaroo, 24 May 2008 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:01 PM

If the above reply provides no results, try doing some trouble shooting by following the instructions in Error message:"Page Cannot be Displayed" when you browse the Internet.

If you continue to have connectivity problems,WinSock XP Fix can can cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or modifications of the Winsock settings.
Sometimes your Internet connectivity will get corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries.

Or you can try WinSock2 Fix, if that fix didn't work.
When you run it, click on Reg-Backup button first, to backup the registry, and then click on the Fix button.
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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
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#5 omaroo

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

i dont know how to use winsock to fix the problem.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:15 AM

The instructions for either version is the same.

Once Winsock is downloaded, and you run it, click on the ReG-Backup button first to backup the registry, and then click on the Fix button.
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#7 omaroo

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:27 AM

is there a difference betwwen winsock and winsock 2 and also what does it do i dont get what you mean by registry backup. BTW i tried niggleslush85 method again and the dns message did not come up again. However i have to click on IE twice for it to come on, last time it came on straight away what has happened.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:12 AM

Instructions on how to back up your Registry can be found here:
Backing Up the Registry.
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#9 omaroo

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:46 AM

btw what is a registry and what if i mess it up it will damage my windows.




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