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Old 11-15-11, 04:00 PM
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Connectivity issue to websites on only 1 PC on a home network?

I am having weird issue where on my main PC, all of a sudden I cant seem to connect to a few sites I used to be able to, but on my other PC and laptop and Smartphone connected via WiFi there is no problem. As far as I know, I am using the same browser settings on all 3 computers and the problem is there for IE, Firefox, and Chrome on the 1 PC with this issue. Any thoughts on why this might be happening to just the 1 computer but not the others on the same network?

I have AVG antivirus running all the time, plus run Malwarebytes at least once a week if that info is needed.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 11-15-11, 09:20 PM
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Re: Connectivity issue to websites on only 1 PC on a home network?

Check the clock, make sure it's set to the right date/time.
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Compare tracert from the working and nonworking computer? Double check that the DNS settings are the same? Flush the DNS cache on the nonworking one?

That's all I got, and I'd actually like to hear other people's opinions on my ideas -- not that any of it is gonna break anything for you, just if it all makes sense.
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Check the clock, make sure it's set to the right date/time.
Clock is correct.
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Compare tracert from the working and nonworking computer? Double check that the DNS settings are the same? Flush the DNS cache on the nonworking one?

That's all I got, and I'd actually like to hear other people's opinions on my ideas -- not that any of it is gonna break anything for you, just if it all makes sense.
Not sure what tracert is, but I have flushed the DNS cache.
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Re: Connectivity issue to websites on only 1 PC on a home network?

What OS?
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Windows 7
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I have also run tracert and there is a definite difference in the 4th hop.
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Originally Posted by Unclejosh View Post
Any thoughts on why this might be happening to just the 1 computer but not the others on the same network?
That tells me the problem is in the one PC and not a global network issue.

I have AVG antivirus running all the time, plus run Malwarebytes at least once a week if that info is needed.
That and a $1 will get you a small cup of coffee

Chances are that something has been installed/changed on your machine that is affecting your browsing.


Try downloading and running this

http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

2.0.4 is now Windows 7 compatible

and posting up the log file it generates.
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That tells me the problem is in the one PC and not a global network issue.



That and a $1 will get you a small cup of coffee

Chances are that something has been installed/changed on your machine that is affecting your browsing.


Try downloading and running this

http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

2.0.4 is now Windows 7 compatible

and posting up the log file it generates.
I will do this tonight when I get home from work.
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Old 11-17-11, 10:39 AM
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Re: Connectivity issue to websites on only 1 PC on a home network?

Got it all straightened out, thanks for the help. After running "hijack this" which I have used before dont know why I didnt think of it, turns out my hosts file was infected, but I have corrected the problem and fixed the issue. I appreciate the help!
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Originally Posted by Unclejosh View Post
Got it all straightened out, thanks for the help. After running "hijack this" which I have used before dont know why I didnt think of it, turns out my hosts file was infected, but I have corrected the problem and fixed the issue. I appreciate the help!
Cool

Glad you posted back, just good reading for those that think because they have 'xyz' brand AV software installed they are safe from infection.


You should also look at switching your DNS servers over to OpenDNS

http://www.opendns.com/

Normally just changing them on your local DHCP server is enough, but YMMV depending on your setup.
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Glad you posted back, just good reading for those that think because they have 'xyz' brand AV software installed they are safe from infection.


You should also look at switching your DNS servers over to OpenDNS

http://www.opendns.com/

Normally just changing them on your local DHCP server is enough, but YMMV depending on your setup.

yeah I switched over to OpenDNS a little while ago.
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