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Only ONE site down... Any ideas???

by Dude37 / October 8, 2009 10:44 AM PDT

Hi, Need some help for an odd problem...

I am running 2 XP SP3 ASUS computers, and one of them cannot connect to ONLY ONE site... ESPN.COM's Streak For the Cash game... (The ESPN site works fine)

The other computer has no problem...


I dumped cookies and cleared history, and have no idea what to do next... Any help would be appreciated

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Cannot connect. . .
by Cursorcowboy / October 8, 2009 9:59 PM PDT

What does the computer tell you about your attempt (error message)?

What does this "Link" do?

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by Dude37 / October 8, 2009 10:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Cannot connect. . .

There is no error message, it just doesn't load... Now, my fantasy football page doesn't load either... Espn's main site is still fine...

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All browsers, or just one?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 9, 2009 5:38 AM PDT
In reply to: no

What happens when you try a different browser on these login pages?

On the browser it doesn't work for, it may be a javascript problem, or the browser security settings are too high, or perhaps you use a site blocker like Spybot Search & Destroy, or some other security software?


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by Dude37 / October 9, 2009 6:04 AM PDT

Well, I only use Firefox... And I can't test anything now because it is fixed after a restart... But I still want to know what happened in case it happens again...

I use spybot, but why would it ignore all the other sites???

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 9, 2009 9:03 PM PDT
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I'm glad to see it's fixed. I would put this down to a "Windows thing", Happy

So often something fails inexplicably, only to work again later with no apparent rhyme or reason.

The reason I mentioned Spybot is that it has options to block sites, and also it's Tea-Timer can cause difficulties on the fly. Sadly it is not a utility we suggest too often nowadays, especially for newer machines.


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by Dude37 / October 10, 2009 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows

Ok, well what is an alternative to spybot (preferrably free, because I have wasted several hundred on junk virus / spy programs)...

I have malwarebytes now, and like it, but it doesn't find anything

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That's good.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 10, 2009 9:04 PM PDT
In reply to: ok

Believe it or not, if Malwarebytes' Antimalware doesn't find anything then that is good news.

This is the security I use, (but we all have our own different preferences);

ZoneAlarm firewall, always on
ZoneAlarm's anti-virus and anti-spyware, always running in the background, always updated. Not the best, AV and AS, but with my other scanners I feel comfortably protected.
Malwarebytes' Antimalware - the free version, I just scan with this once a week.
Windows Defender - again, I just scan once a week.
Firefox, with AdBlockPlus and NoScript add-ons.

In addition to MBAM others here also use SUPERAntispyware, again free, as a backup scanner.


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