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Old 01-23-11, 05:36 PM
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Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Whenever I try to access netflix.com in IE 8 I get redirected to a search site (qbyrd.com or ask.com) and the search inquiry is automatically filled in as http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/...id=ul*c/lKZnQE.

Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it? I thought I had spyware and ran a scan that removed a couple dozen adware cookies but it's still happening. I can pull up just about any other site that I try (except my company's OWA Exchange server for some reason) and netflix comes up fine in Firefox.

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Old 01-23-11, 05:43 PM
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Does it happen in other browsers?

You could have a bad proxy setting. Follow this guide to disable it:
http://www.wpi.edu/academics/CCC/Hel...proxy_ie8.html

Another problem could be in the HOSTS file:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5225562_edit...osts-file.html

Also, what programs did you use for scanning for malware? If you used only one, you should try a few more to see if they find anything the first one missed.
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Does it happen in other browsers?

You could have a bad proxy setting. Follow this guide to disable it:
http://www.wpi.edu/academics/CCC/Hel...proxy_ie8.html

Another problem could be in the HOSTS file:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5225562_edit...osts-file.html

Also, what programs did you use for scanning for malware? If you used only one, you should try a few more to see if they find anything the first one missed.
No, I mentioned it works fine in Firefox.

I used Webroot Spy Sweeper to do the scan. Why would it only affect IE and not Firefox? I've encountered bad BHO's before. Are those only in IE? I have Hotspot Shield installed but not in privacy mode right now. I wonder if it is affecting anything.
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

go to internet options, connection
make sure a proxy isnt setup

if you want to play lazy.. go to the advanced tab and hit the reset button at the very bottom.
(reset, not restore defaults)
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Yup, that Reset... button will cure many ills in IE.
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Why are you using IE8?
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Originally Posted by CKMorpheus View Post
Why are you using IE8?
because its much better than 7, and 9 is still beta
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

Originally Posted by CKMorpheus View Post
Why are you using IE8?
Well, I personally use Firefox but my son will go straight to IE not knowing any better.
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Re: Can't access netflix.com from IE 8

did you hit the reset button in advanced options?
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