My brother's laptop which is connected through a router is able to access these sites fine. None of the browsers i try work. (firefox, chrome, ie)
I read on yahoo answers someone who had a similar problem, and said that China blocks the websites that i just mentioned. China also blocks twitter, and i tried going on it and guess what? It didnt work either. They also mentioned something about DNS poisoning.
I sort of suspect that the cause of this are a few Chinese video programs I downloaded. I uninstalled them all but it still does not work.
I've tried scanning the computer for anything that may have caused it, but nothing was found. I also tried flushing the dns but to no avail.
Any help or solutions would be greatly appreciated. I'm not very tech-savvy, so mind putting it in terms that an amateur could understand. haha.
EDIT: Oh sorry, forgot to mention it is Windows XP 5.1
Edited by WhoSe, 18 July 2010 - 10:11 AM.