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Certain website links fail in IE9,Chrome and Mozilla

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  1. shellken

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    Wife complained suddenly cannot login to Shutterfly from desktop PC. When clicking "Login" button, PC cannot follow link. Several other links on Shutterfly also not working. IE times out with "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" error. (99% of internet surfing has no problems.)
    Here is where it gets interesting.....
    -Same ethernet cable plugged into laptop works 100%, desktop fails same links 100%
    -tried chrome and mozilla browsers, same links fail.
    -deleted all cookies, temp internet files, etc. no change
    -ran Malwarebytes, CCleaner, you name it, I ran it. No problems found.
    -only had the one user account (admin) so I added guest account with default settings and IT WORKS! :eek:
    All links work no problem.
    -what could be in my admin user profile that is screwing up internet links? How do you fix it?:confused:
    Thanks for your time.

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    The only thing I can think of is running ipconfig/flushdns into a command prompt. Who knows. Can't hurt to try.
     
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    OK, tried that, unfortunately did not work. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Are you experiencing this only on the shutterfly website or other websites as well? I know you said "(99% of internet surfing has no problems.)" but I wasn't sure.
     
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    One thing I might try is reinstalling the browser, but I don't know if that will help. Just make sure to backup and bookmarks, etc.
     
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    Seems to happen on the secure links (https://), banks, etc., not just Shutterfly and not all secure sites that I visit.
     
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    I had thought about that also but I keep coming back to the fact that it does this with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox also. :confused: I'm leaning towards a Windows issue....something with the user account. When I use a default guest account, the links work, same browser, same everything except user.
     
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    Yeah, that's why I said it probably won't work, but sometimes things that you wouldn't think would help do. I can't see what would connect every single browser, expect like you said, Windows. I don't know what would within Windows cause this problem.
     
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