+ 1 Votes questions patb071 4 years ago do you have internet connection? what os? what has changed since the last time it worked? + 0 Votes Malware. 3v@N771M 2 years ago Check your host file as suggested. Chances are that "New Anti-virus" could have been a scam and has hijacked your system. My best suggestion at this point is to reinstall your operating system. + 1 Votes Can you get any Web Pages at all? OH Smeg 4 years ago Your description is a bit vague if you are unable to open either Google or Bing Search Engines but able to open other Web Sites you'll need to look at your Security Settings and also maybe the List of Disallowed Sites in your Browsers. If however you can not get any web Pages at all try unplugging your Modem from the mains for about 30 seconds then plug it back in allow it to boot and see if it works now. Quite often these Modems get hit with Power Spikes from the mains and scramble their internal workings. When this happens you need to reboot them after a period of time to allow the internal capacitors to discharge. Col + 1 Votes Can not access search engines in Internet Explorer 8. musicmandjch 2 years ago I too am seeing this issue on a computer running windows xp with sp3. Had a virus, installed new anti-virus software, ran scan. It said it removed problems. Still no luck. Uninstalled IE8 and reinstalled from downloaded version from Yahoo website, still same problem. Ran Microsoft malware scanner, found errors. Still does not work. All pages load normally, website browsing is normal, and can access websites from favorites. However, can not get to www.google.com, bing, or any other search engine. I am stumped. Any other ideas? + 1 Votes about windows XP SP3 bigclassesglobal 2 years ago Why had you chosen the windows XP SP3,didn't u know sp3 has many problems compare to Sp2.Even at networking u may want to face the situation. Better you install Sp2. Good luck..... + 0 Votes Virus/malware aftermath? IcebergTitanic 2 years ago If you have had an infestation of viruses or malware that hijacked your searches, it's possible the cleanup didn't get everything repaired. The simplest answer is to look at your hosts file. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and open the file named "hosts" in notepad. Look for any entry that says google or bing (or anything else that is on a line without a # at the beginning...) + 0 Votes Malware. 3v@N771M 2 years ago Check your host file as suggested. Chances are that "New Anti-virus" could have been a scam and has hijacked your system. My best suggestion at this point is to reinstall your operating system.