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I have 3 pcs on a home network. 1 (wireless) and it works fine this is winxp sp2 and has no problems. the other 2 computers are win xp sp3 and have restrictions for some reason to certain sites online. i have no microsoft and no avg. not just updates but i just cannot connect on thier sites at all. i can go any where else online (so far) but i imagine i will keep finding more places i cannot go to. i know i can come to fixya.com. i am sharing a printer and a internet connection over the router. im not sure what else to check.

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    jason K Mar 03, 2009

    thank you for the quick response. i have 2 firewalls. the default windows one and zone alarm both are turned off. and also i have tried installing firefox and opera webrowsers and these are doing the exact same thing. it seems from asking around that everyone wants to say its a virus hijacking the dns. only because of the 2 websites its blocking (avg and microsoft). but the kicker is that both of these computers are coming off of a fresh format of about a week ago.



    all security settings in the control panel are set to low a dn to allow as much as possible.

  • jason K
    jason K Mar 04, 2009

    thanks for the help this website is great. it turns out that all antivirus sites where unreachable and all microsoft was unreachable.



    it was a virus. im still not to sure how i got it or how it spread across a network. but i have reformatted one computer and its working now



    thanks again for the help

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Check firewall settings and maybe something is blocked their. Also go to IE security and check for any blocked sites that might have been aded by mistake. If their are parental controls on PC that might be why as well.

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    djxtreme979 Mar 04, 2009

    What is the exact error message? Are there parental controls on pc's? What type of router do you have?

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