IE7 can not access Mapquest

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I have a computer that is exhibiting odd behavior.  A few days ago I started to have a problem with IE7 getting to the Mapquest (  It act as though it is trying to get there but it never makes it.  Other web sites are accessible without a problem. I have replaced Norton Anti-virus with Bit Defender V10 although the problem appeared before the change.  One thing I noticed since installing Bit Defender is the Hosts file has 2 new lines.   pdc   bdc
I am assuming that is a normal part of Bit Defender
Question by:persegal
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    Greetings persegal !

    That site has Flash.  Your Flash Player may not be working correctly. Uninstall the old Flash player - 23k

    Install the latest Flash plugin for your operating system

    1. If no joy, clear your DNS cache.  Go to Start > Run and type CMD
    and hit OK.
    At the command prompt, type ipconfig /flushDNS
    and hit OK.

    2. Clear your cache.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab.  Under Temporary Internet Files, click "Delete Files" button. Also click "Delete Cookies" button. Click OK.

    3. If no joy, check if your PC is blocking the site.  Do a search for HOSTS file and open it with an editor like Notepad. Delete any line that has the blocked site in it.

    HOSTS file is located in
    Windows XP      =      C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    Windows 2K     =     C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    Win 98/ME     =     C:\WINDOWS

    It is a hidden file. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

    4. If you are using Internet Explorer, check if the site is restricted or blocked.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security. Hightlight Restricted Sites and see if the blocked site is located there.

    Also under Content tab > Content Advisor, check if the site is restricted there. Remove it.

    Also, under Security tab, add the website to your trusted zone.

    5. Check if antispyware, antivirus, or firewall is blocking the website.

    6. Uninstall and reinstall the Network Interface card.

    Best wishes, war1
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    Thanks, war1

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