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socket error # 11001 host not found

  rj :) 22:52 07 Jun 05
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Please help!! I keep getting "socket error # 11001 host not found". This happens after i connect to the internet (broadband) and then open up either IE, Firefox or Outlook. I've ran virus, spyware, adware killers.
Does anybody out there know how to fix this? I have the following:
Win XP SP2 (plus updates)
A Belkin bluetooth dongle
AVG
Zone Alarm
Adaware
Spybot

  Number 7 23:41 07 Jun 05

From what I can find out the error is DNS related.

Open Internet Explorer and type this into the address bar: 66.102.7.104

It should take you to click here

If it does, then turn off your computer and all associated hardware, reboot and try again.

  pauldonovan 11:01 08 Jun 05

..can you actually browse web pages ok though?

You might want to install a firewall such as ZoneAlarm which will advise you when things are trying to connect to the net and then you can see what it is that's trying to connect.

  rj :) 10:34 09 Jun 05

Number 7: I use a lap top so I've removed the bluetooth dongle so only the mouse, cable modem and the USB2 card is connected but i still get the pop-up.

pauldonovan: yeah, i've been able to use the internet and send/receive emails via Outlook ok. I use Zone Alarm so i might try uninstalling it and then re-installing it so that all my software that need the interent will be "asked" again.

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