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Solved: cant access just facebook ....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cubicbull, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. cubicbull

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    hey fellows i have connected my 2 pc's via LAN
    from one of my pc i can access facebook but from the other i cant !!! \

    some one did do some thing in it thats a positive , i tried many things but i cant figure it out whats wrong !!

    help me out
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    Perhaps someone added it to your list of Restricted Sites in Internet Explorer>Tools menu>Security tab.
     
  3. cubicbull

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    hmmmmmmmm nah it doesnt have any restricted sites !!
    it wont be that simple ! i guess
    i did find some master password in it tough
    i got rid of it thinking it would solve it ! but nahhhhhhhh
     
  4. Irukku

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    Are you using the same browser on both computers? Check your firewall/AV settings, or anything you may have to block websites. Also, check your hosts file (\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) for anything abnormal.
     
  5. cubicbull

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    yeah i use firefox in both !
    windows firewall looks normal , i duno about whether Norton has some thing to do with it !! ?
    how to check hosts file , and what is it ?
     
  6. ChrisSolc

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    Once i faced this thing. Finally i figured out that it was a virus. Try to clean your Computer and repair your windows.
     
  7. Irukku

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    You can open the hosts file in notepad, it is used to replace (IP) addresses for DNS (name) entries. For example, if you place a line like this in the file:

    127.0.0.1 facebook.com

    Windows will redirect all facebook.com queries to 127.0.0.1, which is your local loopback address.

    Try disabling Norton for a few minutes too. And Chris' advice is also right, sometimes viruses mess up certain DNS entries, so, as a last resort, do some virus hunting :p.
     
  8. cubicbull

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    hosts file makes sense
    virus not a chance !!
     
  9. Saga Lout

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    What makes you so sure? A Hosts file doesn't ordinarily change itself and malware is the prime suspect when it is changed.
     
  10. cubicbull

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    well im sure my pc has no viruses so it could be the other thing :D
    but i still dont get this '' what to do with the hosts file or where is it |!!
     
  11. cubicbull

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    Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.facebook.com.

    * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
    moments.

    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
    connection.

    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    this is what i get when i try facebook from any browser !!!
     
  12. cubicbull

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    im genius enough lol :D

    Open the hosts file
    Windows XP run : C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    following **** was found should i edit or delete it !! ???
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
    127.0.0.1 youtube.com
     
  13. cubicbull

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    proble4m solved
    mauhahahahahahahaha
     
  14. Irukku

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    Awesome, isn't it! xD
     
  15. cubicbull

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    yup guys thanks for the help :D
     
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