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DNS error

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#1 TBDQuilling


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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:05 AM

I'm using Window XP home and have Panda Internet Security 2009.

I can't get into several web pages using IE7, although I could get into them easily a few days ago. Others have no problems getting into the pages except in IE8, While other web page can be accessed these web pages don't come up and I get "DNS Error - Server cannot be found".

I don't know what's going on because other people can load the pages with no problems although one lady said she couldn't load it in IE8.

The pages I'm having problems with are:
http://www.frappr.com/quillingandpaperfiligreeartists (this one I can't see in either IE or Mozilla)

I checked to see if Panda was blocking any sites and none are listed as far as I can tell.

I tried this solution

I cleared all my caches and then went to Start/ Run/ and typed: cmd
Press Okay or Hit Enter.
At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: ipconfig /flushdns
Hit Enter.
Close the command box.

Then go to Start/ Control Panel, and choose Network Connections.
Right click on your default connection choose Properties.
Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item.
Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically".
Click OK twice to get out of the properties screen and restart your computer.

and was able to bring up http://too-bad-dogs-inc.com/store/setup.asp but when I tried http://too-bad-dogs-inc.com/store/ got the DNS error and then couldn't bring up the setup page either (got the DNS error).

This is driving me nuts. If you need other information please let me know. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 18 June 2009 - 01:59 PM.

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#2 TBDQuilling

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:56 PM

It turned out that it was yahoo search causing the problem. It decided it was the default search engine. Once I made live search the default everything went back to normal. Now to find out HOW yahoo became the default.

Thanks everyone for your efforts. I am going to write yahoo about this experience.

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