Hoping someone can help. I use firefox for the internet but since friday it comes up with the message "connection was refused" it now joins a line of programs that won't recognise my internet connection, including IE, AVG and Football Manager Live. itunes, Safari and AdAware still work fine - at first I thought it was an issue with my vodafone mobile broadband but it is exactly the same problem with home broadband.
At first I thought it could be a firewall problem but with firewall turned off it is the same, have tried switching off and even uninstalling adware/virus checkers etc.
Have checked the connection settings, repaired the connections, flushed dns, stopped and restarted dns, but it still persists
I'm on XP have AVG, Adaware, which I use then spybot search and destroy and Norton Internet Security and a load of Lenovo Care things that came with the PC have now uninstalled it all and everything appears to be working ok, will reinstall what I need and hopefully there won't be any more issues