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Windows 7: Seek Connection Solution To A Website

09 Sep 2011   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Seek Connection Solution To A Website

A social network website I frequented for years will not come up for me anymore. I use IE8. Last week the site was aggressively attacked so it went offline for repair and protection upgrades. After about a week it came back on line, but I still get the standard "IE cannot display the webpage" w/the 'Diagnose Connection Problems' button that I would get when the site was down. I contacted the site's admin and he said all looks fine on his end. I contacted other members and they can get to it as well. I contacted my ISP and they declare they are not blocking the site. They made the standard suggestions - clear cookies, turn off firewall, try another browser, power-down/up modem & router, release/renew ipconfig, etc. Hmmmm, .... well, a little research educated me about free web proxy addresses. So I grabbed a random US-based address/port and went to tools>options>connection>LAN Settings and put in the numbers. Lo & behold, I can bring that website up. I don't know why this works but do want to know how can I get things back to normal?

thnx


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09 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Have you tried clearing all your IE temp files???? If not, try this...

Delete temporary Internet files
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09 Sep 2011   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Have you tried clearing all your IE temp files???? If not, try this...

Delete temporary Internet files
yes, actually it was the very first of many steps.

thnx.
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09 Sep 2011   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

You werent part of the attack, were you???
Might explain...
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09 Sep 2011   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
You werent part of the attack, were you???
Might explain...
???
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09 Sep 2011   #6
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote:
Last week the site was aggressively attacked so it went offline for repair and protection upgrades. After about a week it came back on line, but I still get the standard "IE cannot display the webpage" w/the 'Diagnose Connection Problems' button that I would get when the site was down.
???
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09 Sep 2011   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote:
Last week the site was aggressively attacked so it went offline for repair and protection upgrades. After about a week it came back on line, but I still get the standard "IE cannot display the webpage" w/the 'Diagnose Connection Problems' button that I would get when the site was down.
???
If you have an issue with my post please clarify what it is. I am not all that computer-literate so I apologize if my description is unclear.
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09 Sep 2011   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

No... no issue!

I was making a joke that apparently flew right under your radar! LOL!

You had said this site had gone down last week because of an attack...

So I said did you have naything to do with attack...

Caution... low flying aircraft... err, ummm.... jokes!
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09 Sep 2011   #9
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
No... no issue!

I was making a joke that apparently flew right under your radar!
My 'radar' works fine. Humor is required for a joke to properly function. There was none.

Enough off-topic. Let's move on.
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09 Sep 2011   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This may or may not help, but lets give it a try. When that site was hacked or what ever, your computer might of got infected. Their are programs that are free that could help. Malwarebytes Anti Malware and Super Anti Spyware. Scan with these after updating them might find and remove some bad things. It can't hurt. Of course scanning with you anti virus is always a good thing. To put it simple, lets make sure your computer is clean of bad things. Their are so many things that can cause these kind of problems. If you care to could you tell us the website you are having problems with and what security status it uses. Please make a note of what ever those scans fined and or clean.
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