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Google I have Windows XP. I used to use google as a serach engine all the time until one day my computer blocked me from using the search engine as well as accessing the google web page. I have tried re-installing IE, putting the settings back to defaul, but I still get a message saying either there is trouble with the website or settings etc. My son who access the internet via our wirelss network has no problem. i get use ASK but prefer google. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks a million! crosenthal@twmi.rr.com

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I'd suggest cleaning all temporary internet files, cookies and etc.
Perhaps you should try running an Anti Virus, AVG is for free.
Also, try running Ad-aware for spyware.

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