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2 acceptable sites suddenly blocked, both browsers

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#1 Number_6


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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.).

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:10 PM

You seem to have overlooked another possibility...those sites may be having problems.

IMO, it seems highly unlikely that anything/anyone would bother targeting those two sites.

The only shared aspect they would have in common...cookies.


#3 Number_6

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:33 PM

Problem solved!

I thought it might be helpful to run some of my registry & file cleaners. So I did. That cleared the problem. Tho I'd sure like to know what the problem was!

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