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Problem loading facebook

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by adejuniour, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. adejuniour

    adejuniour Thread Starter

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    Kindly help me out, facebook.com is not opening on my laptop any longer.
     
  2. etaf

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    there are quite a few posts here regarding issues with facebook loading
    this maybe a malware issue - we have a lot of facebook issues here
    but first check

    Checking the Host file

    • Open Notepad - Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Notepad select "Run as Administrator" to open a notepad
    • Now goto 'File' > 'Open' and browse to the HOSTS file - which will be located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc. - you may need to change the drop down box next to the file name:box from Text Documents (*.txt) to ALL Files (*.*)
    • The file should look like the info at the bottom of this post

      Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
      to do that:
      From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
      all the text will now be highlighted
      Next
      From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

      Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
      The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.

    • Once you are finished, go up to 'File' and click 'Save'. Make sure to change the Save as Type: box to All files.
      Otherwise, Notepad may add a .txt extension to the file which will keep it from working. If you don't have your system set to show extensions, it's easy to miss that.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------


    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
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