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Ask a question kingwolf - Last answered on Jun 24, 2013 at 03:23 PM by samapplepie
Hello,
Alright, I am attempting to view certain sites such as http://thoranime.org and http://www.bakabt.com and well for some reason my desktop cannot connect to these websites, yet my laptop can. ive tried firefox, chrome, and IE. ive also checked my hosts file in system32/drivers/etc and there is nothing udnerneath all the #'s, so idk what to do. any help would be appreciative.


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Hello,
I had the same problem for a couple of weeks - looked through loads and loads of articles and read lots of technical info - most of it useless. My fix, in the end was simple, my Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program had 'Website Blocking' checked. Unchecked and voila, everything back to normal. So simple that I never even thought to look at it. If you have a program like this then check it.
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Ambucias 46855Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus November 18, 2017 Last seen - Oct 8, 2010 at 06:14 AM
Thank you Anon but you see the situation here is different because it is not the retail edition of Malwarebyte that is involved.
Regards
kingwolf- Oct 8, 2010 at 06:57 PM
actually it is the retail version that I have. where is the website blocking tab at?
kingwolf- Oct 8, 2010 at 08:07 PM
OMG it fixed it! thank you anon! I love you and thanks Ambuciaz and jack for trying :D I appreciate it greatly :)
samapplepie- Jun 24, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Many thanks for that - its sorted now
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Hello kingwolf,

Try this 1.

1) As suggested by my friend "Ambucias" try accessing those sites putting them in

trusted zone.

2) Click on Start --> In search box, type firewall.cpl and press "Enter".

"Windows Firewall Settings" window will be opened. Click on "Exceptions" tab -->

Check the check-box (Select the option) "World Wide Web Services(HTTP)".

3) If the problem still exists try disabling your firewall and antivirus temporary

then try to access the those sites.

Good Luck.
kingwolf- Oct 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM
alright I cant seem to find the exceptions tab in my firewall settings, but I did disable both my firewall and my AV and then tried to access the sites and still did not work.
jack4rall 6525Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Oct 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
1)Go to "Control Panel" --> System and Security --> Click "Allow Programs and Features" under "Windows Firewall" and then Click "Change Settings" --> Check the check-box (Select the option) "World Wide Web Services(HTTP)".
If the problem still exists then
2) Click on Start --> In search box, type cmd and press Enter. Command prompt will be opened.
Type this command.
ipconfig /flushdns ---> press Enter.
Also try to ping those sites from the command prompt. Example, the command to ping google is
ping www.google.com
Make sure that you should get reply messages.
If the problem still exists, then check your router. Try restarting your router.
Good Luck.
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well tis just no firefox, or ie, or chrome, ive even tried downloading opera and still doesn;t work, I am also the administrator of my computer. and proxies seem to work o.o I was able to access both sites using one.
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i dont have parental controls active though...
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and its not possible to activate parental controls on an administrator account, I jsut tried and it wouldn't let me.
kingwolf- Oct 6, 2010 at 08:48 AM
cleared my chache and everything, checked my av, nothing, and searched my registry nothin either :\ hmm im thinking it might b a virus that my av doesnt detect or something along them lines, so I might have to do a full reformat >.< ive also ran my AV and anti malware/.spyware scans just in case and nothin.
Ambucias 46855Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus November 18, 2017 Last seen - Oct 6, 2010 at 08:57 AM
Your majesty the Wolf

Please do not reformat if you think it's virus, use Malwarebyte

Download, install and run Malwarebyte which you can find on this site:

http://ccm.net/download/download-105-malwarebyt es-anti-malware

Ensure you make an update.

Please request a FULL system scan, which may take from 20 minutes to hours. Do not interfere no matter how long in takes. The creators of Malwarebyte recommend that while the tool is running that you go do something else, such as watching a rerun of Gone with the Wind or read Tolstoy's War and Peace.

If Malwarebyte restarts your system, launch it again to finish the Full scan.

When the scan is completed, delete all items found.

Once your computer is clean and working normally just to be on the safe side
*Turn off system restore and wait 30 seconds,
*Turn it back on and create a new restore point.

This way it gets rid of anything bad that might have gotten saved in a restore point and you have a clean restore point to use in the near future if needed.
Do not turn it off until your computer is clean and working normally because you might need to use it if something goes wrong during the clean-up process.
It is better to go back to an infected restore point if something goes wrong then to not be able to undo changes that were damaging.
kingwolf- Oct 6, 2010 at 09:06 AM
i have that already and I ran the full scan twice already once before a restart and then once after just in case, did not pick up anything :\
Ambucias 46855Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus November 18, 2017 Last seen - Oct 6, 2010 at 09:14 AM
Okay have you tried to put the sites in question in the trusted site zone?

I must sign off now till much later today.

In the meantime I shall transfer your case to jack4all he is a friend and a wizard a good wizard like the Wizard of Oz.
kingwolf- Oct 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM
thanks for the help Ambucias, I shall try.

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