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Old 16-04-17, 20:08
J0HN J0HN is offline
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Default Can't access web sites but Google works!

My home network seems to be fine, all devices can access internet. The problem is my main desktop PC. One minute it was fine, next no websites. The weird thing is, Google is working i.e. it can search and get results, but the links don't work. I've switched off Windows firewall and Comodo completely.

Could it be a DNS problem?
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Old 16-04-17, 22:55
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Default Re: Can't access web sites but Google works!

It's possible if it's the same in Safe Mode with Networking but see if resetting the Windows Sockets helps.

In a command prompt run as an administrator enter these cmds -

netsh winsock reset

ipconfig /flushdns

shutdown /r /t 00

and see what it's like after the reboot.

Have you run an antimalware scan ?

Another possibility is a problem with the Hosts File which can be corrupted by malware.

http://www.tech-pro.net/how-to-check...osts-file.html
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Old 18-04-17, 18:33
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Default Re: Can't access web sites but Google works!

FlushDNS did the trick. It could have fixed itself I suppose, but it worked after that and a reboot.

Very strange how Google was the only site that worked, and it got search results. Happened with Chrome and Opera.

Cheers
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Old 18-04-17, 20:35
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When you can't get web sites it can often be a corrupt winsock and that cmd would resolve.

The DNS cache is supposed to clear itself when the computer is shutdown, but the /flushdns cmd can gee things along.

Anyway, glad to see that it is resolved.
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Old 24-04-17, 10:09
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Many Thanks.
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