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Can't access Google.com

A co-worker of mine has this problem. All of a sudden, he can no longer get onto Google.com. Instead, he gets a blank white page. The status bar will still say "done" (which is what it says whenever a page succesfully loads). He can still access other web pages. He uses Internet Explorer 7. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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john8217
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VRBonesCommented:
There may have been a malformed page that was successfully cached, so he's getting it from the cache instead of from Google. Try forcing a refresh with <ctrl>+<F5>.

It may also be hijacked, but I'd doubt it would be replaced with a blank page. Try scanning for spyware et.al.
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Look in his hosts file and check to make sure google is not blocked, in case a virus has modified the hosts file to block certain websites.
Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC


If he's lookig for malware scanner, here's a good free one.
SUPERAntispyware:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
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bublerCommented:
What happens if you try to access Google with different urls? like
http://google.com
http://www.google.co.uk/
http://news.google.com/

Open up a command shell and run a trace route with "tracert www.google.com" and see where you end up.

Try switching DNS and see what happens.
Sounds like someone has played around with the hosts file.
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applescreationsCommented:
Try to access Google.com IP Address in your address bar.

http://64.233.187.99/

If that works you should check  your dns. If that doesnt work somone is blocking google on a firewall. could be software of hardware.
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