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Cannot connect to www.google.com

Discussion in 'Networking' started by IntensiveBytes, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. IntensiveBytes

    IntensiveBytes Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2011
    So here's what's going on --

    I can't connect to www.google.com
    But, I can connect to it using the IP address I get after going to CMD and typing 'ping www.google.com'
    I can also connect to it using other domains such as www.google.co.uk/www.google.co.jp
    Strangely, only Chrome and Firefox couldn't connect to it. But my other browsers (Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer can.)
    It seems only Chrome and Firefox are not able to connect to it.

    I've checked the "hosts" file at C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc
    in that file there's nothing in it that's blocking www.google.com

    The last thing I did before this was that I downloaded an extension at the Chrome Web Store called "Proxy Switchy" and used a US proxy, after I've done what I wanted, I removed the extension and just right after that www.google.com is unconnectable. I'm now using my anti-virus (Avira) to do a system scan.

    Any help please?

    Edit: It appears that the browsers that could connect to www.google.com[6] have trouble connecting to the other sites that have the 'google.com' subdomain.

    Edit: Ah, guys, sorry for the hassle. I just did one last Google search using the co.uk domain and I found my solution. I went to the Internet Options > Connections > Lan Settings and unchecked the 3rd checkbox that said something about using a proxy. I guess it isn't any malware nor virus, and was just my carelessness for not disabling the proxy that I was connected to using the extension before removing it while being connected. Ugh.
  2. Couriant

    Couriant James Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
    That would do it... but usually that proxy setting would stop you from doing anything.
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