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Unable to Access Specific Site

I've been trying to access the website, but always get the message ''Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage'' - I am currently using IE7 and can access other sites. By the way, I also had the same problem when I was using IE6. I'm trying to find out why I'm having this problem with this particular site and can access it on other computers/PCs.

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In reply to: Unable to Access Specific Site

1.) Have you tried another browser, such as Firefox? If so, what happens?

2.) What security software do you have installed?

3.) Have you checked your HOSTS file to make sure that has not been blocked? It can be found in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and opened with Notepad or Wordpad.

4.) Do you connect to the internet through a router or gateway? If so, check those settings to see if the site has been blocked.

Let us know.

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I downloaded Firefox & Netscape - I'm only able to get to's home page, but can't log in. When I click on "log in" via Netscape, I get a message stating that the connection was refused.

I went through the HOSTS file to no avail - no mention of classmates there - I even went so far as adding the site as one of my "allowed" sites...
As far as I know I don't connect to the internet through a router or gateway, although I have DSL service...
I use System Mechanic's security programs: Kapersky's Anti-Virus and Anti-Hacker
Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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When I tried to go to that link (, Firefox displayed "Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at"
- Netscape displays "The connection was refused when attempting to contact"

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Secure site

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The "https" in the site means it is a secure site.

I wonder of your security settings in all of your browsers are set too high.

In Firefox, goto Tools > Options, and under the Advanced tab, then Security, make sure "Use SSL 2.0" is unchecked and "Use SSL 1.0" and "Use SSL 3.0" are checked.

In Internet Explorer, goto Tools > Internet Options, then under Security, check your Restricted sites. Then under Advanced, scroll down to see if the SSL2, SSL1 and SSL3 settings are the same as for Firefox.

Do you use an anti-spyware utility that blocks certain sites? If so, review those settings.

I hope this helps.


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