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Facebook won't load

By oldstyle
Dec 26, 2012
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  1. Using Firefox on pc with XP, other pc's in the house are fine. Getting this message,
    Proxy Error

    The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
    The proxy server could not handle the request GET http://www.facebook.com/home.php?.
    Reason: Error reading from remote server
    Apache Server at www.facebook.com Port 3128

    I disabled the firewall and did a system restore
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    Why are you using a Proxy? In the settings for the network card, find the TCP settings and remove all Proxy info
     
  3. oldstyle

    oldstyle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I disabled the proxy on Firefox but I still get the same error. This is acting like some kind of virus
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    If jobeards suggestion don't do it, you might go to Tools>Options>Advanced>Network Tab & under Connection, click settings , make sure NO Proxy is checked. HTH
     
  5. oldstyle

    oldstyle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm treating it as a virus.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    Ok, I'm on W7 & if you have java turned off (disabled) in Google Chrome, I had to copy the URL & paste it in the java exceptions area to get into facebook.
    I would suggest using Firefox simply because you don't have to do the java crap.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    Run your scans then. I have no problen going into facebook using firefox , SeaMonkey or useless google chrome.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    Code:
    The proxy server could not handle the request [COLOR=#ff0000]GET http://www.facebook.com/home.php?[/COLOR].
    Reason: Error reading from remote server
    Apache Server at [COLOR=#ff0000]www.facebook.com Port 3128[/COLOR]
    The GET request above (I hope) is not literal but an attempt to make it readable
    The actual access to a web server is GET / HTTP/1.1 which worst case would be redirected to GET /home.php? HTTP/1.1
    The www.facebook.com port 3128 is bogus; 99.9% of websites are on port 80 - - certainly FB is.
    As a proxy is involved, the port 3128 COULD be the proxy input port which then accesses the true port 80.

    good idea.
    btw;get a command prompt and enter NSLOOKUP WWW.FACEBOOK.COM. (should return 31.13.70.23)
    give this to your browser https://31.13.70.23/
     
  9. oldstyle

    oldstyle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Found this with Highjack this
    R1-HKCU\Software\Microsoft\currentversion\internetsettings,Proxy override=*.local
    says it is not needed nor is it present in default install, possibly causing changed search page start page or search assistant

    Returned 31.13.77.39
     
  10. oldstyle

    oldstyle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I got rid of it with Combofix and tdsskiller and by eliminating the reg entry. It was strange in that it was a virus on Facebook and once I cleaned it up on one computer, the rest were good as well. Merry Christmas all.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    May I ask what security programs you have installed? Just curious is all.
     
     
  12. oldstyle

    oldstyle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I run Avast
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238



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