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Cannot Browse the internet

By LostinWindows ·
I have a Dell laptop and I cannot access the internet. I have added a new admin account, tried IE7 and Firefox. Uninstalled IE6. Reset the Winsock. Repaired the Network connection. I can ping by address and by name. I can connect to update things such as ad-aware. I have disabled the Windows firewall and the McAfee security center. The browser will only connect to my bank login page a https: site. any http site won't connect. I have also disabled all startup items in msconfig. I can't get to any regular website. HOWEVER, I can browse in safe mode!! WHAT AM I MISSING??

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Privacy Filters??? Host file???

by Dedlbug In reply to Cannot Browse the interne ...

Sorry for your issue. Strange one. have you installed any programs recently just prior to the issue? IE: Can you remember what happened right before you noticed there was a problem. Maybe System Restore can help you out here.

Also, check your Host file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc\HOSTS Edit it in notepad. See if there are entries in there that look suspicious.

Also, I see you have McAfee. Do you have the Privacy service installed. IF SO...Uninstall it. That will surely give you this exact issue. =]

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