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I am blocked from a website.

by anhnhamoi / March 29, 2014 9:54 AM PDT


I have been blocked from www.facebook.com for a week. Actually, I don't know why. When I type the address in the address bar of Google Chrome, nothing happen. The site doesn't load any more. And no warning pops up.

I remember that I used a software or plugin or something else to block the site. However, when I check all software and plugins and there is no one that I think blocked the site.
I hope you can help me out.
I also try other browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer and all of them show the same result.
Here is the result when I type ping and tracert.

Reply from bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=87
Reply from bytes=32 time=69ms TTL=87
Reply from bytes=32 time=69ms TTL=87

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 69ms, Maximum = 85ms, Average = 75ms

C:\Users\Huan>tracert www.facebook.com

Tracing route to www.facebook.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 18 ms 5 ms 8 ms
2 13 ms 7 ms 21 ms
3 13 ms 14 ms 7 ms
4 * 40 ms 45 ms
5 41 ms 26 ms 32 ms
6 110 ms 88 ms 89 ms
7 88 ms 89 ms 91 ms
8 91 ms 89 ms 97 ms
9 83 ms 149 ms 72 ms xe-0-2-0.pr01.sin1.tfbnw.net []
10 71 ms 70 ms 90 ms po126.msw01.03.sin1.tfbnw.net []
11 76 ms 73 ms 70 ms facebook.com []

Trace complete.

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" I remember that I used a software or plugin or something e
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2014 2:15 AM PDT

" I remember that I used a software or plugin or something else to block the site. "

It's possible something remains from that software. If you can share its title, maybe there is more work to uninstalling it.

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And Just In Case It's Blocked From the HOSTS File
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 30, 2014 2:29 AM PDT

Access your HOSTS file which should be located in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc folder.. Once there, rename the HOSTS file to HOSTS.txt, then open the file.. Check to see if there is a listing for " facebook.com". If such is listed, delete the line, then save the changes by clicking on "File" in the upper left, choose "Save", then close the file and rename it back to HOSTS without a file extension..

Sometimes, your antivirus program may block opening or making any changes of the HOSTS file. If that's the case, you'll need to temporarily disable the AV program to view the contents and make and changes.

Hope this helps.


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