Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:54 PM
Talk about bleeping computer!!!!
All of a sudden, on my XP machine, I cannot get to either www.mozilla.com or news.google.com, on either of my browsers. I did not change anything (I'm the only one who uses this machine). These sites worked on Firefox yesterday.
In MSIE 7.0, a box pops up saying "Internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close...", and it closes.
In Firefox (3.08), the target page actually loads, and then I get a message saying an error has occurred and Firefox needs to close. This happens no matter how many tabs I have open.
I don't think this is a virus. I'm not a newbie. I'm very careful about emails, I only go to "mainstream" sites, and I'm running a firewall (and I have not touched the firewall in months). . I've never had a virus I'm very careful about what I do in email. I never use MSIE, so the fact that these sites are blocked on both machines suggests to me that there is some kind of file somewhere that's set up to block access to these sites (and maybe others?) in both browsers. (? Neither of these sites is mentioned in my HOSTS file.).