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All browsers will not work on my computer

It seems as though port 80 traffic will not work on my computer running XP 2002. I have tried using IE, firefox, and aol and none of these are working. I can ping yahoo from command prompt and other computers on the network work just fine for internet. I have ran multiple virus scans w/ AVG in safemode; ran scans w/ malwarebytes; ran spybot search and destroy; tried a system restore. None of these seem to be working. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Are You Saying Malwarebytes Won't Scan?

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Or do you mean that scans ran with all the tools you mentioned and nothing was detected? If you can't run a scan with Malwarebytes, then try renaming the "mbam.exe" file at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-malware folder, then double click on it, update it, and run a full system scan. Delete anything it finds..

On the other hand, if you've run scans with all the tools and they find nothing, then please try downloading and running the WinsockXPFix tool from the link below to fix the internet connection software.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/WinSock_XP_Fix_d4372.html

Hope this helps.

Grif

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you don't mention anything about ...

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what FIREWALL you are using or what happens when you check its rules, open ports, closed ports, etc. You might try turning it OFF to find the problem.

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I am using windows firewall

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I have turned it off and run into the same problem. When I run the malwarebytes scan it is not finding the culprit.

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Bump

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Any other suggstions???

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(NT) Did You Run WinsockXPFix ?

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if it is not a firewall issue then ...

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it is most probably a Winsock issue.

Griff earlier linked you to a winsock fix but you don't mention having tried it.

you also don't mention any error messages you might be getting.

Follow this link and READ the page then choose either the manual methods or the "Fix it for me" method but READ IT FIRST.

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Port 80

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You can try to use an application external on a different port. For example try to access an ftp server which usually is on port 21. If that is working that definetely is a problem with port 80. Otherwise could be a firewall problem.

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Your question leaves a lot out:

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Versions of browsers used
How connected to WEB
Model of WEB connected equipment if any

1. The article [Q870700] explains how to troubleshoot problems accessing secure Web pages with Internet Explorer 6 and Service Pack 2:

? Network connectivity issues
? Look for third-party firewall or antivirus programs
? Turn off the pop-up blocker
? Delete the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder
? Configure security, content, and advanced settings in Internet Explorer
? Use the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) tool to scan all files that are protected by Windows File Protection (WFP)
? Third-party browser extensions
? Create a new user profile

2. Click Start, Run, type ncpa.cpl, and then press ENTER. Click the Local Area Connection in the right window pane and look to see what is displayed at the bottom Details of the first column of the Network Connections context window. You should see a connection, whether connected and firewalled protected, including the network controller and IP Address.

3. It the Details does not show a proper connection, what happens if you repair it? Right-click the Local Area Connection and select Repair which may or may not restores the connectivity of your network connection. Repair operations attempt to refresh the stored data related to the connection and renew registration with networking services. Repair is used to issue broadcast renew of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) address, flush the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), NetBIOS and domain name service (DNS) local caches, and reregister with Windows Internet Name Service (WINS_ and DNS.)

4. "You receive an error message in Internet Explorer: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" (Q956196)."

5. The article [Q314067] explains the procedure that you can use to troubleshoot TCP/IP issues depends on the type of network connection that you are using and the connectivity problem that you may be experiencing. Use either the instructions in the topic Automated troubleshooting or simply click Start, Run, type netsh diag gui, and then press ENTER.

Note: As instructed, "look for any items that are marked in <b style="font-weight:normal; color:red">"RED", expand those categories with the small plus in front, and then view the additional details about what the testing showed" and if you have further question concerning <b style="font-weight:normal; color:red">"FAILED" items, included them in your subsequent posts -- any item(s) displayed can be highlighted and copied.

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