A question that has been posed before but all with different answers.
2 days ago I lost all browsing abilites. IE, Chrome and Firefox. I cannot download email. But I can ping all public sites and my local default 192.168.1.1. Various utllties confirm I have a solid connection with the internet.
I can ping my router but cannot access it through a browser window. "Localhost" pulls up nothing.
I have scanned for all viruses and malware. Nothing. I have flushed the DNS. This is maddening. I have done all the usual steps so we must move to the next level.
Some tiny file is missing or something is blocking my browsers.
Reformatting the disc is a brute force answer and would take me a week with all my software.