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Unable to access a select few pages on the internet

by inferno272 / July 6, 2005 10:33 AM PDT

hey guys, im having a weird problem, if i try to access http://affiliates.globat.com/reseller/ or any other paged on http://affiliates.globat.com i get the cannot find server error in IE, and connection refused or something like that in firefox. now the weird thing is, if i try this site on another computer on my network it works fine.

now i have to admit, ive done a ton of things to i-e to make it as "hijack" proof as possible, including a mass ban of sites, adware, spybot, tweakxp, etc, all in the hopes of minimizing malware and spyware situations. anyways, the question is, is there any way to force IE to open this site? or am i just screwed?

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Yes, but it's probably not worth it
by Yew / July 6, 2005 11:21 AM PDT

AFAIK, there's no way to force IE to open a site on a one time basis overriding all countermeasures you have in place. You'd have to undo whatever it is that's preventing you from going where you want to go. And that would seem to defeat the purpose of it being there in the first place, if it's aim is to prevent spyware infestation.

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:-/
by inferno272 / July 6, 2005 12:55 PM PDT

yeah, thats what i figured, i guess ill just check the site from another machine :-/

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Spybot (amoung others) creates a host file....
by tobeach / July 6, 2005 1:01 PM PDT
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when "enable permanent bad site blocking in IE" box is ticked.Possible this site has attempted spyware download and has been added to hosts file or another program may have done equivalent. HTH Happy

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