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Posted on 2010-11-19
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This is a Vista Home machine and I thought Norton may have blocked web browsing apps so I uninstalled it with the Norton removal tool. Windows firewall is off and I am getting a valid ip address. Pinging google.com successfully resolves the address and I receive responses. I have also tried reinstalling IE8 but still no luck. Any ideas?
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Is it possible that your browser is set to use a proxy and you have no proxy server running?

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start ->type-> cmd enter.
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /registerdns
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i think it's a proxy issue within IE too.  do you get the same results with Firefox?
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A simple restart has solved the issue. I tried all of the other suggestions previously and restarted multiple times but when I used the norton removal tool before posting, I didnt restart the computer after the removal tool was finished(nor did it prompt me to restart). Although it is working, I did previously try Google Chrome with no luck and verified there were no proxy settings. ipconfig commands didnt work earlier either so I think it came down to Norton blocking everything.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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it's always the simple things, but i'm glad you got it.  thanks for the points!
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Restart computer corrected the issue.
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