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Windows 7: Can't connect to one site

05 Dec 2013   #1
o770

Seven Home Premium x64
 
 
Can't connect to one site

Hello. I'm trying to help a friend get her laptop to connect with the bank website again. We don't know what has happened. All ping requests time out even in Safe Mode.
This is the URL www.santander.com.br that redirects to Akamai servers on my other PCs. Both time out.

So far, I have done this below. May I please have any help?
MSE and Malwarebytes complete scans;
Firewall reset and disabled;
Internet Options and browser extensions reset;
All custom bars uninstalled - Bing, Ask etc;
WiFi adapter driver uninstalled and updated.


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05 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

There might be a problem outside of your control.

www.santander.com.br works fine.
That website does not redirect to any other site.

You might want to change your DNS to OpenDNS.
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05 Dec 2013   #3
o770

Seven Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks. All I have with me now is the IP of the Akamai servers that my Ping requests were redirected to: 187.87.8.45. That was last night when I tested the website on my own PC on my LAN that worked fine.

OpenDNS is already set on my router and my friend's laptop is indeed using their servers.
Just to be clear. Both www.santander.com.br and 187.87.8.45 time out on my friend's laptop - on her LAN and on my LAN. I don't think it's anything about browser options and extensions if the ping requests fail even in Safe Mode. So what could be blocking that site?

P.S. The redirection is probably caused by the user location.
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05 Dec 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

187.87.8.45 does not respond to ping requests for me
Nor can I surf to
http://187.87.8.45/
or to
https://187.87.8.45/

I'm not sure what to make of this whois info for that IP address:
Whois Search - Domain Name Search | Whois lookup | Availability Checker


www.santander.com.br and www.santander.com both respond to pings...
...but it is possible that we are pinging different servers.
www.santander.com.br resolves to e2065.b.akamaiedge.net [23.204.232.145]
www.santander.com resolves to e3769.b.akamaiedge.net [23.204.239.87]

The HOSTS file could be blocking the website, but it would not block a ping or attempts to surf directly to the IP address. I'm not sure what try next. Let's see what others think.
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06 Dec 2013   #5
o770

Seven Home Premium x64
 
 

It was the HOSTS file indeed with this entry: 204.2.199.201 www.santander.com.br # gbplugin
That's the bank's own anti-phishing (junk) software. Well done, Santander!

Thanks a lot, UsernameIssues! Your help was much appreciated.
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06 Dec 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome :-)
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