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Windows 7: Cant access variety of websites, however i can with a VPN


09 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Cant access variety of websites, however i can with a VPN

Hello, since late December Ive been unable to access a large variety of sites (facebook.com, gamefaqs.com etc) however I began using a vpn known as ipredator and through that i can access the sites that were timing out. When ipredator is disabled i can no longer visit the sites, but with it running my ip is Swedish and some sites are limited based on region. I need some insight on how to fix my basic connection so that i dont wake up to my girlfriend screaming at my computer for not connecting properly. I will try anything, in January i tried many different things but after nine months i have completely forgotten what i have and haven't done. Many thanks.


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09 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

1) Is your isp blocking sites?
2) Have you checked for viruses / malware?
3) Even VPN's can limit accesss to sites depending on location. (I know as it's happened to me)
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09 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

1) How would i know if they were blocking them, i figured they wouldnt block something as widely used as facebook. Also im using verizon if it helps to know that.
2) Ive run Avg every week and it never finds anything from a full pc scan, same for avg's anti rootkit. Also i run malwarebytes weekly and havent found anything through its full scan.
3)I removed the vpn in February and the problem persisted but its entirely likely that it could be the problem. I just wouldn't know what to do after i removed it.
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09 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FlyTaggart View Post
1) How would i know if they were blocking them, i figured they wouldnt block something as widely used as facebook. Also im using verizon if it helps to know that.
2) Ive run Avg every week and it never finds anything from a full pc scan, same for avg's anti rootkit. Also i run malwarebytes weekly and havent found anything through its full scan.
3)I removed the vpn in February and the problem persisted but its entirely likely that it could be the problem. I just wouldn't know what to do after i removed it.
1) Which browswer are you useing, IE or Mozilla Firefox?
The reason I ask, it could be your internet settings causing the problems.

2) Ask your ISP, if your PC is clean then I suggest sites are being blocked externally.
Not on purpose mind you, could be a fault with your connection.

3) AVG Free?, if so prepare yourself for a posiible virus or malware....or both. (From experience)
I suggest downloading Malwarebytes and doing a full scan.

4) Again, talk to your ISP, as you said, sites like Facebook shouldn't be blocked.
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09 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

1) Im using firefox but i have the same problems in explorer and chrome.

3) Its avg 2014 full

2, 4) Ill Call verizon shortly and then post as to whether or not the could help.
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09 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FlyTaggart View Post

1) Im using firefox but i have the same problems in explorer and chrome.

3) Its avg 2014 full

2, 4) Ill Call verizon shortly and then post as to whether or not the could help.
1) Check this first...... Explorer could be blocking the sites, it will affect all browsers as IE is the main system browser.

Code:
http://www.webnetism.com/shouts/internet-explorer-stopping-website-from-working.aspx
Also try a full sweep with Malwarebytes.

2) AVG might be blocking sites, read here:
Code:
http://forums.avg.com/gb-en/avg-forums?sec=thread&act=show&id=204565
3) AVG 2014, Same, got it yesterday and seems to be doing fine.

4) Good luck but try the above suggestions first.
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10 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ive tried disabling my firewall, it didn't make a difference.
I wasn't able to find a solution from either link, and unfortunately my isp was not able to help either,
Ive tried contacting my vpn provider but i doubt they'll be helpful, if you think of anything else ill gladly make the attempt.
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11 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a look and see if this helps.

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11 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I looked at my settings but unfortunately they were already correct
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13 Oct 2013   #10

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See if you can access the sites from Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode

If it DOES work in Safe Mode, perform a Clean Start to see if there is a conflict

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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