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I have a Windows XP Pro SP2, with IE7 that decided to stop opening un-secured web sites. Was working til today, then stopped.

Secure web sites are not a problem, neither is pinging any website. But when you try to access a standard webpage (www.google.com, www.yahoo.com etc) only get Page cannot be displayed.

Seems to have started to spread to at least 2 computers now, but all scans with AVG8.0, and various spyware programs all come back clean.
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Question by:DrPing
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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Have you looked in Tools -> Internet Options -> Security and Privacy? You can reset Security to default with no real bad effects. In Privacy, check that you are not blocking sites. Try allowing google and yahoo just to see. That's a starting point. Try it, post back and let us know ..... T
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Check with your internet servie provider.  sometimes they put a restriction on your line because you haven't paid. After you check with them, you need to reset your internet explorer settings.  

I have seen this in home computers only.  Have you tried other browsers?  Give crome a try.  Changing browsers might not be the solution but if crome works, that means that your OS might be corrupted.

Good luck.
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by:two_people_hk
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Hi,
Please run in safe mode and try to reset IE7 Properties or reinstall it.
Reset:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx
Reinstall:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964
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by:war1
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Hello DrPing,

This problem comes up fromtime to time on IE7.  The only solutions that I have seen is to

1)  Create a new user account in Windows and use IE7 from there.

2)  Uninstall IE7 and go back to IE6.

Hope this helps!
war1
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Thanks for trying you all.... Since no one got close, I just split the points equal per response.
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