Windows 7 HP X64 fully updated. (one update failed on October 15th KB2952664 it was supposed to prepare the system for possible upgrade of the software.) DSL hardwired into the computer from the modem. No router. Turn everything off every night and unplug whenever thunder is near.
This is a real head scratcher. Am copying parts of relevant posts from a computer help group where I was advised to reload Windows 7. Hoping for a far less drastic solution. I've been trying to access a website for the last 2 months and cannot get it to load in Firefox 33.0.3 just get a white page, nothing loads at all. In IE 11, or Google Chrome, both fully updated I sometimes get a partial load of the site which can take over 5 minutes to load, but no photos etc. Looks more like a DOS or HTML web page than a windows one.
I contacted the owners of the site by email for assistance. They answered and told me I am not blocked by the site and am still registered there and asked for screenshots of any error messages, there were no error messages. So sent them screenshots of what I see in each of the browsers, but have had no reply since.
If I got this right, first time user of flicker, here are the screenshots in the flicker album I created
I have no web sites blocked in any browser. Only Firefox has add-ons and even with Firefox in safe mode the site will not load.
The only system difference I remember in the last year is changing from Avast Free to AVG Free for anti-virus protection. It seems that it is not possible to block sites in AVG free from what I read in their Forum. Is it possible the site was blocked by the Windows firewall without my knowledge? I have no idea how to check on that. Here is the URL of the site I'm having problems with.
Explore Ideas | Aviva Community Fund
My system shows the correct date and time.
There is another site I have had problems with for over a year.
Desktop Nexus Wallpapers - Background Images, Wallpaper, Desktop Wallpapers, Computer Backgrounds
I see the home page just fine except for the top pictures in the middle of the screen, but when I click on any of the icons for the wallpapers to see a larger version of the picture it does not display in any of the 3 browsers. In Firefox, bottom left hand corner of the window get the message - waiting for cahche.desktopnexus.com - whenever I am on that site. When I go to a group at Care2.com where another member posts pictures from desktopnexus those pictures do not display for me (they do for all the other members of the group) and the same message about waiting is displayed in the Firefox window. But when those group posts are emailed to me the pictures do display in the emails.
This morning yet another site will not show me any photos, here is that address.
I scan every Sunday with both Malwarebytes and Sophos Virus removal tool and also run the Junkware removal tool. Every scan comes up clean. I scan daily with AVG Free every scan comes up clean.
Asked my ISP and they are not blocking any sites, the customer service rep was able to access both the Aviva and Desktopnexus sites with Firefox. So it is only my computer that is at fault.
Restored defaults in Windows Firewall.
Also ran the Trend Micro Housecall scan, it was clean. Then ran Malwarebytes in safe mode with networking, also clean.
Reset IE 11 no change.
As a test I temporarily disabled the AVG and started Firefox in safe mode to go to only the Aviva site, after a few minutes waiting it still would not display.
After that I tried to diagnose the problem with the Aviva site in the Windows Firewall - Internet connections section, it found no problems!
Looked through a link found from the help in Win 7 and the DNS settings in both Internet Protocol Version 6 and 4 are set to automatic.
Control Panel again, then Internet Options. On the first page (“General”) go down to Browsing History and click the Delete button. Did this, no change.
Ran CCleaner, adware cleaner, flushed the DNS, and ran some Microsoft fix-its. Also looked for an updated driver for the LAC, already have the latest.
In the morning on October 10th I was able to get to both the Aviva site, (although still not able to log on the site was otherwise working perfectly), and the desktopnexus site. All the pictures on desktopnexus were showing the larger versions for me. It must have been something I did the day before and forgot to restart the computer afterwards. I was so happy! Sadly by the evening, 8 hours later, neither site would load again. Maybe one of the MS fix-its I ran did the trick temporarily, but I do not remember what they were or how I found them.
On October 13th ran