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Can't Open A Domain That Is Working


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#1 mjuul1

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 05:55 AM

Hi people!

Iíve got this strange problem, which has begun some days ago. Both my browsers EI and FF suddenly will not access the domain of the university where I study, but all other domains seems to work without any problems. Naturally Iíve tried to switch off my firewall (F-Secure) but that didnít help. I know form others including the university Webmaster that the domain is working perfectly fine therefore the problem must be something on my pc. And finally I have no problem checking my e-mail from that domain using Outlook Express!
Any suggestions? Iím a bit confused here...

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:29 PM

Have you checked in IE Tools>Internet Options>Priavcy>Sites to see if you Domain has been added to you Blocked list.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:51 AM

Have you checked in IE Tools>Internet Options>Priavcy>Sites to see if you Domain has been added to you Blocked list.


This is now checked and the domain was not on the list. And still no access to the specific domain. But thanks for the help.
Any other suggestions? I'm ready to try almost everything!

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:30 AM

What happens/error message, when you try to access the domain of the university?
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 05:28 PM

What happens/error message, when you try to access the domain of the university?



Well it is just the usual when a page is unavailable. I canít remember the English name of that message, but in EI it is the one where the page has a number of suggestions to solve the problem Ė the first is using the ďrefreshĒ-button, the second is checking that the name in the address line written correctly and so forthÖ

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:29 AM

Problem solved! :thumbsup:

I found out that there was an error in my LAN settings. Instead of ďObtain DNS server address automaticallyĒ the ďUse the following DNS server addressĒ was chosen. I canít recall that I have made that change, so is it possible, that a hack, virus, Trojan or what ever could have done that? And if that is possible what are the consequences?

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:59 AM

Glad to hear you got your problem solved, Martin. :thumbsup:
Sometimes there's no rhyme, or reason, behind settings that change for no apparent reason.
If that is the only problem you had, I wouldn't worry to much about it.

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

a≤ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a≤ fills this gap.
ewido security suite - offers protection against urgently growing threats like Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:

Spywareblaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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