No browser works except IE

By Mirela
Nov 2, 2012
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,164   +228

  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,145   +172

    Do you have a proxy set in IE? Could be proxy settings as IE uses it's own settings for that. Just a stab in the dark but check and compare to your other browsers.
  3. jam8272213

    jam8272213 Newcomer, in training

    Mirela - I am having this SAME exact issue. Tried everything you have, nothing helps. I'm able to ping sites from command prompt, but cannot access them via chrome or 32-bit IE. The only IE that works for me is the 64-bit version (which seems to be what you are experiencing). Been searching for solutions to this topic for a couple weeks now.... your issue is the most similar to mine I've seen in any forum. If anything else is figured out please post!!
  4. jam8272213

    jam8272213 Newcomer, in training

    I'd also like to add that several other forums that sounded like a similar issue, recommended running "netsh winsock reset" via command prompt as admin. This sounded like it helped some people, but this doesn't work for me. Like Mirela said, certain other programs that typically connect to the internet also are having problems connecting (such as MS security essentials, drop box, picasa...). Seems very bizarre, and I really don't see any signs of a virus/malware on my pc, at least not in the typical places they like to hide.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,340   +294

    Comments elsewhere suggest Chrome issue is related to Java.
    Java has had many many security issues, so personally I'm running without browser plug-ins.

    You can also go to Control -> Programs and just uninstall
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,340   +294

    Also saw this comment


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