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Windows 7: Port 80 goes dead out of nowhere

12 Apr 2011   #1
Asker

Win 7 64
 
 
Port 80 goes dead out of nowhere

Hi,

I have a very bizarre problem.

I'm on Windows 7 - 64.
Router - DLink 6740U
Network - 2 Sat receivers, HTPC, Desktop, Laptop. All but the last wired. Laptop on wireless.

Lately, once in a day, I'm unable to browse the internet. Skype, IRC and all the other traffic still go, but for no reason at some point I can't surf anymore. I get a 105 error on Chrome (Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED), and...well other browsers as well and that's it.

The only chance to have the ability to surf again is by restarting the router.

- The desktop is working fine. No changes.
- Once the browsing is dead on the laptop I tried using a cable, but that didn't help as well.

I used telnet once the browsing switched off and indeed port 80 wasn't functioning.

I tried to disable the firewall of Win 7, of the router and my AV (NOD32) but... it didn't make any change. Actually only made things worse and the drops were in much higher frequency.

Spoke with my ISP and after hours of attempts (including resetting all the network, winsock and W7 firewall) gave up and said it's some sort of a virus on my laptop.

Nod32 didn't find any. Malwarebytes didn't find any.

Before I format and hope for the best... any idea if I'm missing something here?

Why would port 80 stop to work all of a sudden for no reason on a specific station?

Thanks in advance,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can try this;

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc open the Hosts file with Notepad.

Delete any lines after 127.0.0.1 localhost.

Save file and restart.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2011   #3
Asker

Win 7 64
 
 

Alright. Done. There were tons of links there.

Care to explain what is this supposed to do...?

Just trying to figure out these things so I won't have to bother you guys in the future in case things happen again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asker View Post
Alright. Done. There were tons of links there.

Care to explain what is this supposed to do...?

Just trying to figure out these things so I won't have to bother you guys in the future in case things happen again.
Some software alters the hosts file and renders ports inoperable. This has worked on a number of "odd" port 80 errors, so I thought it would be worth a try. If it works, great. If it doesn't you have lost nothing.

Some possibly relevant information;

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-a77b25c58d6d

If you do a search you may find some more information on it.


Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2011   #5
Asker

Win 7 64
 
 

Alright. Let's wait and see...

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2011   #6
Asker

Win 7 64
 
 

Back to square one.

Took 18 hours and it came back again.

What else can be done?
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