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Can't Access One Specific Website

By Minime88
Jul 31, 2005
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  1. I can't access www.fileplanet.com, it just doesn't load up at all. The whole of my network can't access it either.

    I have deleted cookies, internet files etc... still can't access it
    I have turned off Windows Firewall... still can't access it
    I have turned off Pop-Up blocker.... still can't access it

    Can anyone help? Thanks.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    It's probably in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    File has no extension, edit it with notepad. It might be read-only.
    put a # and a space in front of 127.0.0.1. www.fileplanet.com or any other entries wit fileplanet
  3. Minime88

    Minime88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    So do I type "# 127.0.0.1 fileplanet.com" in the hosts file?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    No, only if you find an entry for fileplanet in it already, you can either delete that line or 'invalidate' it by putting #-space in front of it.
    If your HOSTS file only contains 127.0.0.1 localhost your problem lies somewhere else.
    You probably have a firewall or AV or even browser-helper that has this website on a 'blacklist'.
    Do a search on your harddisk, for all files that have a word/phrase in it like fileplanet.
    That should point you to the program that blocks it.
  5. Minime88

    Minime88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    *sigh* still not working..

    Any other clues?
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Your PC could have a 'parental control' program on it, locking you out.
  7. Minime88

    Minime88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    How do I know if I have a parental control blocking it?
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Ask your parents, obviously! They may have installed such a program before you got the PC.
    Don't know your age, and I'm only guessing.
    Since that website is for gamers, I'm moving this post to another forum.
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