a specific web site address that failed for you?
We can try it and see if it loads. If not, then the problem is not yours but theirs.
Which browser are you using? If Internet Explorer, have you tried another browser, eg Mozilla's Firefox from http://www.mozilla.com
In IE, check to see if the Adobe url, (the web address), has been excluded. IE > Tools > Internet Options, click the Security tab, and for both Trusted and Restricted, see if Adobe is listed.
Check your Hosts file. This is a file, (no extension), that lives in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC and every browser checks this file for re-direction instructions before going to the internet. More information here.
I have been having problems actually opening the adobe website for the past 4 weeks.
I realise that macromedia redirects to adobe and so therefore I also have problems there.
Fortunately I managed to reinstall my adobe reader and flash installers from a cd.
When I type in the address, after it seems to have searched for a while I get the seasearch from MSN that says the site does not exist and asks if i meant to go to adobe.com! On clicking any links to adobe I just get the page cannot be displayed message!
The odd thing is that after I reinstalled the adobe reader from the cd, it came up with 3 updates from the website and I installed them.
I am running Windows XP, and have run AVG and adaware scans with no problems. I also run zone alarm (adobe is allowed, must be else it wouldn't have updated itself?)
Sorry to ramble on, but this is driving me crazy now!
If anyone can help I would be most grateful.