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14-Jul-2009, 03:06 AM #1
Internet Disappears when I visit a Certain Site
The internet works fine, except for when I visit the two sites I visit the most: Myspace, and Facebook. After type the address in the address bar, it will go to the home page of that particular site and then vanish. I have had music playing on another tab, and can still hear the songs after the page has disappeared from the screen. It just returns me back the desktop. Please for the love of God and everything that is beautiful in this world, dont send me advice that is complicated for a simple earthling that believes that technology works by magic. Help me with my dilemma. But make the steps fairly simply. Please and thank-you.
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14-Jul-2009, 04:59 AM #2
Is it possible that you are using the laptop in work and that those social interaction sites are blocked?

Have you tried the laptop on another Internet connection to see if can access these sites?
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16-Jul-2009, 02:46 PM #3
no, its a laptop but its located at my house. how would I go about changing the connection?
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16-Jul-2009, 03:08 PM #4
Go somewhere else where there is an internet connection that you can use: neighbor's house, office, school, library, internet cafe.... anywhere but where you are when things unravel
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16-Jul-2009, 03:26 PM #5
Which operating system does your computer run?
Usually it's Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX? It would be nice to know more, e.g., XP Home or XP Professional, or Vista Home, Vista Home Premium, and so on....

Which web browser are you using? Which version?
If you don't know, the web browser is probably either
  • Internet Explorer (Windows)
  • FireFox (Linux)
  • Safari (one of those fruity-puters)
There are others, but usually advanced users use those other ones.

To find the web browser's product name and version:
  • In Windows - in the web browser's menu bar (usually at the top of the window in which the browser is running, find the help button; click on that, then click on "About". That will tell you the product name and version.
  • On a mac fruity-puter, The process is the same except that you may have to click on more than 1 "Help" button
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16-Jul-2009, 04:40 PM #6
these websites were never blocked before except for about two weeks ago, its just suddenly happened and something else. When I google a site, and then click on it, it takes me to a totally irrelevant site. And I have to go back do all over again for it finally work......
I tried taking off the pop-up blocker but it didnt have any effect whatsoever.
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16-Jul-2009, 04:47 PM #7
What site does it bring you to?

Sounds like you may have spyware/malware/adware redirecting your browser.
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16-Jul-2009, 05:37 PM #8
could it possibly be that you have a firewall blocking that specific website?
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19-Jul-2009, 04:36 PM #9
no my firewall isnt even on, thats a whole other problem in itself though....
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19-Jul-2009, 04:37 PM #10
yeah it does do that, redirecting that is, what is the solution to that?
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19-Jul-2009, 04:40 PM #11
I have windows xp, and internet explorer. I thought eventually the problem would subside, but it is very persistant. Would my firewall have anything to do with this?
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19-Jul-2009, 04:43 PM #12
Have your parents blocked it ?
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22-Jul-2009, 05:17 PM #13
no they didnt block it, I dont know any other solution. Its been a month and still happens. Lets say that they are blocked, how would I go about unblocking them? And feed me more helpful tips. Please and thank you tech guys.
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23-Jul-2009, 02:27 AM #14
Try changing your browser. Download anyone of Firefox, Opera, Safari or Chrome and see if you can access the problem sites. You will then know whether it is something unique to the browser or your pc / internet connection. Alternatively try accessing the problem sites through a public proxy server, see if you can get through that way.
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