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Unable to view web pages

I'm unable to view a webpage in IE or Mozilla. I can ping web addresses w/o a problem. I thought maybe the ip address was being blocked at the firewall, it's not. I'm stumped! Help please!
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Hello BW-Jchavis,

Which website is being blocked?

1. 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.

4a. 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.

4b. Also under Content tab > Content Advisor, check if the site is restricted there. Remove it.

4c. Also, under Security tab, add the website to your trusted zone.

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

Hope this helps!
war1
See the instructions here to change your DNS server to OpenDNS and test your browser.
https://www.opendns.com/start
BW-Jchavis--Are you getting any error messages?
In the meantime the following may help
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q281679& 
and possibly
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555027
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