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Windows 7: Only IE can get to the internet ~~~

31 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64

You can always try running the command netsh winsock reset from an administrative/elevated cmd prompt to reset the sockets layer to the out-of-box defaults. It'll break any apps with an LSP installed on the winsock stack, but the only thing in common that network apps would have would be winhttp, wininet, and winsock. IE uses wininet, Firefox is a sockets app, and MWB is a winhttp app - given a wininet app works but neither the winsock or winhttp one does not, it sounds like something's sitting at the winsock layer and causing you trouble (wininet and winhttp use winsock, but applications using wininet or winhttp don't access winsock directly - it's complicated, I'm not going to get too deep into that here ). I'd reset winsock before doing anything drastic to see if there is anything on the network stack itself that would cause it.

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18 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Hi all, I've been able to work on this machine again and recently it evolved to where IE couldn't access the network either. I can still ping from cmd.exe but nothing else can get to the outside. Since there are other systems in the house I can verify that the router is routing traffic, meaning we can get to the 'net. So.....

First I created a couple of other users to see if it was a user setting... no luck.

Then starting in safe mode on the affected (infected?) computer I found that Firefox works, IE works and MalwareBytes is able to update, so I'm running it again.....

I've done backups so I may just do a factory reset soon, although this is "interesting".

Do these symptoms sound familiar to anyone?

Oh, I think I'll run rootkit revealer if MWbytes doesn't find anything.
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19 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerluvHeatha View Post
...Do these symptoms sound familiar to anyone? ...
Sounds like this unsolved problem: IE8 Cannot display webpage -Random error help please
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