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Web Browsing problems

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  • shado_temple

    shado_temple

    #13451609 - 9 years ago

    (for specs sake, I'm running a Dell Inspiron 530 on windows 7 64-bit, with Intel Core 2 Quad 2.50 GHz, and 6 gigs of ram)

    I've been having trouble just trying to web browse on this computer. Whenever I attempt to access any webpage, the browser becomes unresponsive; normally, I would just try switching to another browser, but I've tried Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, all working to the same effect. The connection's fine, with my reasoning being that I can run non-browser programs that require internet just fine. I've done multiple full-system scans using Norton Internet Security, with nothing turning up for any of the scans. I've cleaned all cookies, temp files, anything that would involve my browsing history, to no effect.

    So, any ideas?

  • KWierso

    KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    #13451636 - 9 years ago

    In reply to shado_temple, #1:

    If you open up a command prompt (Start, Run, "cmd" + enter), can you ping web addresses successfully? (type "ping google.com", for instance)

  • shado_temple

    shado_temple

    #13451650 - 9 years ago

    In reply to KWierso, #2:

    I can, in fact, ping web addresses from the command prompt.

  • KWierso

    KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    #13451667 - 9 years ago

    In reply to shado_temple, #3:

    Make sure the browsers don't have any weird proxy settings going on?

  • shado_temple

    shado_temple

    #13451676 - 9 years ago

    Proxy is all set to defaults, of which I'm assuming should be fine, considering this problem wasn't happening whatsoever a month ago.

  • KWierso

    KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    #13451680 - 9 years ago

    In reply to shado_temple, #6:

    Can you do a system restore back to a point prior to it not working right?

  • shado_temple

    shado_temple

    #13451691 - 9 years ago

    In reply to KWierso, #7:

    I'll most likely go towards that option as sort of a last resort, seeing as I have quite a few programs that would be wiped in the process that would be difficult to reacquire.

  • KWierso

    KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    #13451696 - 9 years ago

    In reply to shado_temple, #8:

    When you tested the pinging against google.com, what IP address was shown?

  • shado_temple

    shado_temple

    #13451700 - 9 years ago

    It was 64.233.169.105.

  • KWierso

    KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    #13451705 - 9 years ago

    In reply to shado_temple, #10:

    Did you take a look at that hosts file?

  • shado_temple

    shado_temple

    #13451747 - 9 years ago

    Guess it was the host file; go figure.


    Thanks for the help.

  • Fhajad

    Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

    #13451753 - 9 years ago

    Yeah, 64.233.169.105 is totally the wrong IP.

  • Kull

    Kull

    #13451865 - 9 years ago

    In reply to Fhajad, #13:

    Just for giggles, I looked up that address. Turns out it does have something to do with google.