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Can ping internet but not browse in IE, chrome, firefox

I have a laptop that i cannot access the internet through a browser. I am able to ping any website through ip address or web address.
Able to run win update but not update malwarebytes, hitman Pro, etc...
I have ran spyware and virus scans, little found, nothing major. I have reset browser settings in IE, fresh install of chrome. internet options doesn't use a proxy.

I half think firewall, but cannot find where issue is..

Windows Vista
HP Pavilion dv5-1125nr
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try disabling your firewall as a test only. See if you can browse with FW off. Turn it right back ON.

Look in c:\windows\sytem32\drivers\etc\hosts.  The host file should have only comments. Something may have added something to hosts.

Try resetting TCP/IP and Flush DNS

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator
Then  netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Also, ipconfig /flushdns followed by net stop dnscache followed by net start dnscache
Then restart the computer
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Can you connect to https://www.google.com or is that also a no no?
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BriPCAuthor Commented:
John Hurst:
- disabling firewall, yield same results
- c:\windows\sytem32\drivers\etc\    hosts -icalendar file, hosts.old, lmhosts.sam, networks, protocol, services, tmvsthfss.bin, tmvsthfud.bin
-ran all commands, restarted, still no access..

spravtek: No, I receive "unable to connect" for Mozilla or "Cannot display the webpage" for IE..
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Could you try to telnet to, for example, google.com on port 80 in a cmd box...

telnet www.google.com 80

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Does this also give an error?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Vista is now pretty old and does not have some of the modern repair tools.

Try System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete and restart the computer. See if that helps.

I do not know if you can run Repair Install from the Vista DVD. If not, you may be looking at reinstalling Vista. If you think this, consider upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1
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lruiz52Commented:
Try ;
Netsh winsock reset
Netsh interface ip reset reset.txt
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is pretty much a copy of my post above and has already been tried.
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lruiz52Commented:
Also check your AV Software may include Firewall feature that could cause your issue. last check your ACL on your router see if they may have changed, if not, Try a reboot of your router.

John - apologies.
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BriPCAuthor Commented:
system file checker found errors that could not be fixed.. Log file attached. restarted same issue
CBS.log
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BriPCAuthor Commented:
Iruiz52: no AV software installed.. has same problem on multiple routers. Definitely laptop issue...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are probably going to have to reinstall the operating system, and so I suggest you abandon Vista and move to a newer system.
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BriPCAuthor Commented:
I agree John... Thank you for your help, I was afraid of this when i started on this one.. Luckily they don't have too much on here...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@BriPC  - Thanks and good luck with either Vista reinstall or upgrading to something newer.
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