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By glyn_marshall71 ·
I'm having trouble using websites that I've had no problems using before. On the websites concerned any information that was in the left hand pane doesn't respond. I've contacted the website and they've told me to clear my temporary internet files and delete my cookies, which I've done but the problem still remains. I've checked my security settings against another computer that can use these sites and they are identical. Can anyone help me?????

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Trouble accessing website ...

There have been some viruses recently that have been targeting the HOSTS file, redirecting some popular sites (like Google) to either nothing or to the wrong sites.
So, maybe that is what is ailing your computer.
The location of the HOSTS file does vary, depending on which Windows OS you have. If it is WinXP, then open My Computer and go to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC and the HOSTS file is in there. Open it in Notepad, and see if it has anything in there that is causing your problem.
Remove anything that should not be there, save the changes, and make sure the saved HOSTS file does NOT have a file extension. The file is not called "HOSTS.txt", just "HOSTS".
And run a full anti-virus scan.

hope this helps

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Trouble accessing website ...

seems a problem of java script or something similar.

go to www.microsoft.com/ie to install the newest IE.
and also update your operating system with www.windowsupdate.com to be fully patched.

Leopold

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by RCOM In reply to Trouble accessing website ...

get "spybot search and destroy" or something simular to remove whatever little buggie is redirceting IE.

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