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Internet Explorer and firefox act as if there is no connection to thie internet. able to ping www.google.com,  able to ping dns server by ip. I uninstalled both IE and firefox, rebooted and installed fresh copy of IE 7, still can not get to internet.
I have a firefox lite version on a thumb drive, plug it in and open the firefox lite and I am able to get out the internet and browse??
I ran antispyware programs and did not help any.
Could there be someting sticking around in the registry?
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Hello cbest84,

1. In your IE options menu, under connection tab, make sure proxy is NOT selected.

2. If you are using AVG antivirus program, make sure you have the latest updates. An older version has caused connection issue.

3. Troubleshooter when IE will not access any website
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926431

3a. Check if firewall, antivirus, or another security program is blocking the websites. Temporarily disable the programs one at a time and test,

4. Run this script to fix your connection. The script reinstall winsock, TCP/IP stack, and HOSTS file.
http://downloads.subratam.org/WinsockFix.zip

Hope this helps!
war1
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Thank you, the proxy connection was the solution, I was battling spyware, might have caused the problem.
thanks again
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You are welcome, cbest84 !
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