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#1 bgorrah

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 03:20 AM

:thumbsup: I just downloaded/Installed Firefox 1.0.7 but no matter what site I try to open all I get is "The connection was refused when attempting to contact www.cnn.com"

I am a Beginner and you great people have helped me so much in the past I again ask your help.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 12:53 PM

What antivirus program are you using and what anti-spyware/malware software do you use?

Do you have a firewall protecting your machine?

the .com page is a porn page and if you didn't type it in to access it you have been hijacked.

The first thing you need to do is run the latest version of AdAware with the latest definition files.
If you do not have that as yet, you can get it here:
*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
(stick with the freeware version despite the fact they will try to get you to upgrade to the paid version)
After downloading and installing AdAware SE, open it, and click on "check for updates now" on the bottom right side.
Install the updated definitions and run a full scan.

Then do the same with Spybot Search and Destroy
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:02 PM

a stupid question:
Are connected to Internet when using firefox? :thumbsup:

You could try unistalling and installing it again :flowers:

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:27 PM

Hi there Enthusiast.....First of all I just used .com as an example which I now realize was poor judgement.....LOL.....I should have used my real home page.....www.cnn.com

I already have Zone Alarm, Ad-Aware and Spybot.

I have Windows XP Service Pack 1 & I don't know if it comes with a Firewall or not.

Any other idea how I can get on.


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Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:34 PM

If you are positive that you do not have a spyware/malware infestation install SP 2.

If you have ZoneAlarm active, shut the Windows XP firewall off.

Open ZoneAlarm and make sure Firefox is enabled (make sure the first two boxes from the left are checked).

It should work after you have allowed it in ZoneAlarm and disabled the XP firewall.
(You can only use one software firewall at a time as they will conflict with each other if more than one is active)

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 05:54 AM

Enthusiast.....I will try to do as you suggest. Thank you very much for all your help.
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