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By gknicks71 ·
I can not log in to Msn.com, my.msn.com,Iowastudentloan.org,signingagent.org and a few others. When ever I go to these sites with IE or netscape I get the page can not be reached or operation timed out. I am using Win xp and this coputer is hooked up to a router that is using mediacom cable internet access. If I go to the other computers in my office that are hooked up to the same router I can get to these sites.I need some help, I have already changed all the IE settings around and that has not worked.

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by Oz_Media In reply to unable to acces sites us ...

That's an odd one, I thought it may be security or script issues (Java enabling etc) but judging by the scripts used on the pages,I don't see why a default install of either browser wouldn't show them.

I know it is odd, but have you tried swapping router connections with a working PC?

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by briantruitt In reply to unable to acces sites us ...

Looks like you got some spyware or malware on your pc. Get rid of any pretty toolbars that you might have added to IE and check your Add/Remove Programs for stuff that doesn't look right and uninstall them. I just had a client that had the same issue on a Win98 box and after trying everything I had to reload the damn thing. I could ping out and everything, but IE and Mozilla would not pull a page while all the other pc's could.

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by rawright In reply to unable to acces sites us ...

In this setup your router should be acting as a DHCP Server, so your TCP/IP settings should be set to automatically get settings. I ran into this a week ago on a client's computer - same symptoms. I installed AdAware and ran it; it found 501 spyware entries, a new record in my experience. I let it delete all of them, and the computer started responding normally again immediately. If you can't access the Lavasoft website from the problem machine you can download the program to another machine and burn a CD that will run it on the misbehaving PC.

Of course, I'm assuming that your antivirus software is running, and up-to-date. Many viruses can cause such problems, but only idiots have computers on cable access without AV software and firewalls installed and running. You wouldn't be among this crowd if you belonged in that category. It is just slightly possible, too, that the built-in firewall in XP is interfering with your connection - it's been known to do that on occasion, if it's enabled. You could try disabling it briefly to test whether it may be the source of the problem. If it is you should seriously consider getting a decent firewall like ZoneAlarm or Sygate to replace Microsoft's rather sketchy implementation.

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by cmccord In reply to unable to acces sites us ...

Try downloading and running spysweeper. It's free and functional to try. It has worked well for me. Also, do a search on google or comparable search engine for hijacked home page. Sort through the returns for interesting information.

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