Can't Get Google

  Helia Mabenia 19:50 27 Dec 04

When starting IE with Google as start page, it times out. Something is blocking me from Google.

Any suggestions?


  Valvegrid 20:01 27 Dec 04

The only thing I can think of is there's something in your hosts file blocking it, try searching for hosts and see what there is in there and report back.

By the way, have you run a scan for scumware?

  Valvegrid 18:47 28 Dec 04

Email received from Helia Mabenia:


How do I search for host files - trying to find out what is stopping me getting onto Google?


If you can post replies back in the forum please so others can help you.

If you tell the forum what operating system you are using, someone will be able to tell you where the hosts file is located on your system.

  VoG II 18:50 28 Dec 04

Win 2000 & XP C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Other Windows C:\windows\hosts

Rename it to hosts.txt and restart your computer.

  Helia Mabenia 15:37 29 Dec 04

Thanks for that. It worked.

  Helia Mabenia 15:37 29 Dec 04

Thanks for that. It worked.

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