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Can't connect to any Google sites on any browser or see CAPTCHA's

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#1 Bredwh


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:45 AM

A few days ago I suddenly found I couldn't connect to google. My main browser is Firefox. I have google.com as my home page and when I open Firefox it will just try to connect for a while and then say Server Not Found. The same of I manually type in google.com or search from the search bar. I get the same results when trying Internet Explorer. I have also not been able to see many CAPTCHA's (including when registering on this site so I had to register on another computer). It prevents me from logging into Twitch as well. Instead of loading the CAPTCHA when logging into Twitch it will take a while then have in that spot "Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site." I believe this is related to the google problem because as the CAPTCHA is trying to load Firefox shows it is trying to connect to google.com in bottom left.
I have run Malwarebytes and Spybot multiple times and found some things but removing them doesn't solve the problem. I have run Avast full virus scan as well as a boot-time scan. No dice. I found my hosts file and set it back to the way it was originally and still nothing.

If I open a command prompt and ping google I get:

Pinging google.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 14ms, Maximum = 16ms, Average = 14ms

I'm not sure what that means exactly but saw that in a few places to see whether it is a browser thing or not.

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