I have a laptop that cannot open any microsoft sites, or any AV sites. I ran a virus check using MSE and it came up clean. I installed Spybot S&D, it would not run, I managed to run it from the backup file it installs for instances such as this, and it came up clean too. I have checked the host file and all that was in it was a bunch of entries added by Spybot S&D. I replaced it with a default host file and I still cannot open any AV sites. If I ping these domains, I can see it is trying to reach 127.0.0.1 Can anyone advise on how to remove whatever is blocking these sites. Thanks.