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#1 Ju Ju

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 01:29 PM

Dear all,

About a couple of months ago, certain URL's suddenly began to refuse to load on my desktop using either Firefox or Explorer and either broadband or dial up. In Firefox I get

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.hp.com.

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.


...and the equivalent on MS Explorer. I use Zone Alarm firewall but I have made no changes to suddenly cause these URL's to stop loading. The same URL's will load no problem on my laptop using the same internet connection. So there is some problem with my desktop. The strange thing is that only a few (maybe ten) URL's are affected including these...

http://www.hp.com
http://www.argos.co.uk
http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/
http://www.argos.co.uk
http://www.nirvanasutra.org.uk
http://www.myjanee.com
http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/forums


any suggestions??

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 03:37 AM

Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you done any online virus scans?
Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?
What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:48 AM

I have done an (up to date) Avast Antivirus scan and an (up to date) Spybot S & D scan. Haven't done online virus scan yet but will try Ewido and A squared later. The reason I haven't done already is that I thought my symptoms didn't sound like a virus. Is anyone familiar with my symptoms?

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:56 PM

Try the following Start> Run> cmd> ipconfig /flushdns
Also check the Sites list in the Privacy tab in Internet Tool.
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