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#1 Barthelemy

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

Hi,

As you probably know (remember?) I have recently reinstalled my OS (Win 7) because of some malicious software, but that's not the case. The thing is that I'm unable to access some site which whom I had no connection problems before format. Sites like gigapedia.com or ifile.it (there are more of them, but these two are of particular inetrest to me) are no longer connectable. I tried to see so pattern in this 'blockade', but couldn't find it.
I have adblock, but It's turned off on both sites, java is enabled, I cleared all browser cache to see if that helps but It didn't. Interestingly, when I used site anonymisers like http://www.proxybrowsing.com, problems disappeared I couls actually see conetnts of the site, but as It's required to login to these sites it didn't help me.
Is It possible that thay kind of block my IP?(I have dynamic one).

If any of you guys have some tips that might possibly help, please answer me.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

Have you verified that your HOSTS File is not corrupted or contains invalid entries?

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#3 Barthelemy

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:06 AM

Hi Animal and thank you for your reply,

I have investigated hosts file and It doesn't contain anything suspicious, here are the contents:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#	  102.54.94.97	 rhino.acme.com		  # source server
#	   38.25.63.10	 x.acme.com			  # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#	127.0.0.1	   localhost
#	::1			 localhost


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

This one is solved, Anti-Malware is blocking some non-hostile sites for no reason, closing application doesn't help, but adding websites to ignore list does.




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