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All my browsers are DEAD even brand new ones install and FAIL!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by MurasakiShikibu, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. MurasakiShikibu

    MurasakiShikibu Thread Starter

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    It started with firefox. Then ie. Now even after downloading chrome, all my browsers are still dead. The only way I can get to the internet is via another slower computer lying around.

    All my other internet services like skype, AIM, these work fine! A diagnosis came back as if there were no problems. This change occured right after a major update so I'm quite sure its a registry thing but I need to do it manually because system restore doesn't go back far enough.

    Using VISTA. Avast! has been doing a thorough scan for two days straight and so far found and destroyed two virii, but that has not resolved the issue.

    However, right before all this started my Norton subscription ran out and I was getting strange messages saying someone was accessing my ports. :eek:

    Help me please!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    The following may fix the browsers' problem.

    (From a JohnWill post)

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista.

    Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

    Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
     
  3. MurasakiShikibu

    MurasakiShikibu Thread Starter

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    Unfortunately this did not work. I had to use system restore to get it back, but when I finally had to reboot my computer this problem happened again. What could be causing this? Is there something in the registry I should look at?
     
  4. MurasakiShikibu

    MurasakiShikibu Thread Starter

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    Okay, so apparently secure connections that don't use port 80 will still work in the browser so maybe it is just a problem with that port or ipv4 or 6 itself. A friend suggested using Netscape Navigator and THAT works! Still, I would rather fix this problem and get back on a browser that is not so outdated. However, I thought this info might help diagnose the problem.
     
  5. MurasakiShikibu

    MurasakiShikibu Thread Starter

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    Well, that didn't last long. Now Netscape is dead in the water too. IRC clients, IM clients, and torrents are still working though.
     
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