Explorer 7 problem ......

By jeffncris ยท 6 replies
Jan 16, 2007
  1. Suddenly my computer refuses to go to my homepage, it just times out and gives the old "404 not found" error. My homepage is www.cnn.com. I have Zone Alarm firewall and anti-virus, Windows Defender, Spyware Blaster, Bazooka, none report problem when scanning. It will go to any other page, just not my homepage. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. jeffncris

    jeffncris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    C'mon guys! Surely someone out there has seen this before.....I'm gettin a tumor here!
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    empty the browser cache and then

    run->cmd /k ipconfig /flushdns

    quit the browser and restart it
  4. jeffncris

    jeffncris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that, no luck.....
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check the list(s) of blocked websites, adverts, firewall etc. It is probably listed in one of those, or you could have been HiJacked, in which case you should go to the Security Forum
  6. jeffncris

    jeffncris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can connect through a proxy server but it is incredibly slow..... what exactly does that tell me???
  7. klaw24

    klaw24 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    If u can connect through a proxy server, it seems to suggest that the site www.cnn.com has been blocked, perhaps by your ISP or maybe some rogue program has placed this address in your hosts file.
    Check the file 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts' to see if it contains the entry for CNN. This is a hidden file and you can open it in notepad.
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