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Browsers won't load web pages


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#1 mcgowana1974

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 01:48 AM

None of the browsers (IE, Chrome or FF) on my PC will load webpages following the installation of SP3 on Windows XP.

I can ping sites and also my email still works (not webmail).

I have a wireless router and all others PC's using the same router can view webpages so it looks like it is a problem on the PC that is preventing the loading of webpages.

I tried uninstalling the wireless adaptor and reinstalling but that made no difference.

I had a malware problem about a week ago but that was cleaned with the help of the experts on this website. I then proceeded to install SP3 the other day and since then I can't get webpages to load.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:57 AM

Have you tried XP Winsock Fix ?

http://majorgeeks.com/WinSock_XP_Fix_d4372.html

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:43 PM

Yes I tried this but it didn't make any difference.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:46 PM

Check the proxy settings in the browser, and also run a scan with malwarebytes: www.malwarebytes.org just to make sure you're clean.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:06 PM

Check the proxy settings in the browser, and also run a scan with malwarebytes: www.malwarebytes.org just to make sure you're clean.


There is no proxy settings as far as I'm aware. Malwarebytes finds no infected items

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:43 PM

I have done a system restore back to SP3 and I can now view the webpages. Seems the problems are SP3 related although I previously had SP3 installed before I had Malware problems and could view webpages. I am confused.




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