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Vista somehow blocks web browser traffic

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mrplatts, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. mrplatts

    mrplatts Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've scoured the web for an answer, but can't seem to pin one down.

    A new Windows Vista install on a brand new Sony Vaio - -
    I ended up buying a new NetGear wireless router for compatibility reasons.

    Wireless network connection is fine --
    SKYPE, AIM, TWITTER (in sidebar) all have access to the internet with no problems.

    First Internet explorer didn't work -- no internet access
    But Firefox did work.

    Then recently both Firefox and IE do not allow web access (but the other apps work fine)

    I have tried systematically eliminating every layer of defense put up by Vista & the various Malware, AdWare, Spyware defenses that were installed. But to no avail. Not one of these fixed the issue.

    Internet access is fine on all other machines in the house -- a MacBook and hardwired XP system have no such issues.

    Any ideas?

    Both internet settings have remained on (direct internet connection)

    Also, I can't connect to the router (within our network) from the VAIO - no problems elsewhere.

    Thanks in advance -- this is frustrating!
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Have you uninstalled the Norton's trial that came with your Sony?

    If not, have you checked the security settings in it?
     
  3. mrplatts

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    I think I uninstalled the Norton . . . There was so much in there, I'll take another look.
     
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