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Can't browse web pages

My DSL connection is working fine as i can download updates for my anti-virus program atc and can download mp3 songs too from p2p flatform but whenever i open any web browsers i.e Windows Explorer, Chrome and Firefox i can't view any pages from ALL sites! I already browse thru Windows Help and Support but to no avail! What should i do? Please help!!!

BTW, thanks for putting up such a very helpful site! Bravo!

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Its possible that some malware modified your Internet Properties.Open Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Select the TAB "Connections" -> click on Lan definitions and uncheck the checkbox referent to the use of a proxy. If its allready uncheked then there may be a problem in the DNS server. To correct this you must contact your ISP for the correct DNS IPs and put them in: Network Connections - > TCP/IP -> DNS

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The internet said that they can not bring up your web page.


Internet Explore Cannot Display the Webpage
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If none of the computers in your home can browse, the problem is related to your Internet connection.
In some cases, you can resolve an Internet connection issue by unplugging the power connections for your broadband modem and router temporarily.
If you are still unable to browse, contact your Internet service provider for further assistance.

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User Error If you receive an error in Internet Explorer when you attempt to browse to a single website, but other websites work, check to make sure that you are entering the address of the website correctly.
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If you are unable to browse to a single website and are certain that you have entered the website address correctly, it is likely that the website itself has a problem.
You can wait and attempt to view the website again later, or search for the website on Google or another search engine and click the "Cached" link to view a recent cached copy of the website.


http://help.expedient.com/browsers/

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer

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