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Old 07-11-18, 07:53 PM
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certain websites wont load

all of a sudden, certain websites just wont load for me anymore (I use firefox primarily). I dont think I downloaded anything or changed any preferences. its been like this for about a week now.

has anyone experienced this before? any suggestions whats going on and how to fix it?
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Old 07-11-18, 08:13 PM
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Re: certain websites wont load

Can you try the sites with a different browser to see if you experience the same issue?

Have you tried doing a Malwarebytes scan to determine if Malware could be the culprit? How about a virus scan?

Have you recently added an add-on to Firefox?
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Old 07-11-18, 08:45 PM
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Re: certain websites wont load

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Can you try the sites with a different browser to see if you experience the same issue?

Have you tried doing a Malwarebytes scan to determine if Malware could be the culprit? How about a virus scan?

Have you recently added an add-on to Firefox?

dumb me. I restarted my computer and everything worked.

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Old 07-11-18, 08:55 PM
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Re: certain websites wont load

Originally Posted by atari2600 View Post
dumb me. I restarted my computer and everything worked.

thanks for the reply.
That's great!

Just for precautionary measures I keep a backup of my entire Firefox profile folder on a USB key in case something goes crazy.

Easy to copy and paste the folder and everything is back in working order. Also great to test things out.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:58 PM
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Re: certain websites wont load

I don't leave my computer on 24/7, too many things can go wrong. When my wife & I go to bed our computers get shut down, give them a rest just like we do ourselves. I sold a computer to a guy who ran a home-based business, he called me about 3 weeks after I sold it to him, said his DVD drive wouldn't work. We talked for a bit, found out he never turns his computer off. I suggested he shut the computer down for a minute, then restart it, which he did. Everything worked like charm.
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