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Windows 7: I can access the internet through Skype/Steam but not through browsers

29 May 2012   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Not being able to connect to the internet via browser is often a sign of malware. Download Malwarebytes and update it. Run a full scan. Sometimes Malwarebytes will pick up things that antiviruses miss.

Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Manual Update: http://data.mbamupdates.com/tools/mbam-rules.exe

Use the first link to download the installer for the program itself. Use the second link to download a program that will update malwarebytes to the latest version without the need for an internet connection.


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29 May 2012   #12
billytale13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

try turning WinHttpAutoProxySvc on again. also check 192.168.10.1/192.168.1.1
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31 May 2012   #13
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radical Olly View Post
...How would you change the DNS server? One of the errors that pops up is the 'DNS look-up failed blah-de-blah'...
Network and Sharing Center/Change Adapter Settings/
Right-click on your currently active adapter...(the one that may have a bad dns setting) and choose "properties". Then select IP version 4 and click on the "properties" button. Normally the two automatic settings are chosen (for IP and dns) which means that your ISP should be providing both items. But you can set the dns to whichever one you want and it will override the router's choice. Try 4.2.2.3 instead of automatic (or whatever someone put there). If you normally leave it up to your ISP you should check with them as to how to set up your ISP's router if they provided one. Also check the wi-fi router's settings according to the instruction manual.

BTY one easy thing to try (which sometimes fixes things automatically) is to right click on your network icon (system tray) and choose "troubleshoot problems".
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