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Postby Naomi on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi everybody,

After only 2 weeks of having all computers using Internet Access, my main computer can no longer connect to Internet using IE or FireFox.

I can ping any website OK.

I let my husband use my computer and I suspect it's some nasty virus that affected this computer, but running AVG didn't find any viruses.

Any ideas how can I fix the problem? It's my primary work computer (with SQL Server and VS installed) and I really wish to have it working.

Thanks a lot in advance.

P.S. other home computers seem to work OK so far.
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Re: Computer can not connect to Internet :(

Postby Naomi on Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:15 pm

It is working now.
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Re: Computer can not connect to Internet :(

Postby chrissie1 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:58 am

Glad to hear that. What did you do?
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Re: Computer can not connect to Internet :(

Postby Naomi on Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:54 pm

Installed Windows Update (it automatically updated to IE8) and also I think I disabled Firewall (I use Comodo), but I'm not sure about the later, because it seems it was behaving as usual.

In any case, once I installed all Windows Updates, it was able to connect both with IE and FireFox and originally I was unable to and I was sure it's because of my husband visiting lots of sites using my computer.
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Re: Computer can not connect to Internet :(

Postby Chopstik on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:51 pm

Naomi wrote:In any case, once I installed all Windows Updates, it was able to connect both with IE and FireFox and originally I was unable to and I was sure it's because of my husband visiting lots of sites using my computer.


In other words, the easy solution is "don't let the spouse play on the computer". :D
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Re: Computer can not connect to Internet :(

Postby Thirster42 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:08 pm

sounds like the updates clared up the virus/es preventing net access. always a good idea to update somewhat regularly
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