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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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no
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?

Mark

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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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Windows
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 9, 2009 9:03 PM PDT
In reply to: one

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.

Mark

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ok
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.


Mark

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