31st August 2011, 17:50 #1
IE Query: Cannot open microsoft websites
OK, I don't think I'm stupid, but this is driving me up the wall... I have one computer on my network that works well in all respects EXCEPT that it will not under any circumstances load a Microsoft URL. I simply cannot get onto a Microsoft web site (I want to download patches and updates) I've tried connecting to a microsoft site using both IE and Firefox, but no matter what I do, I get a dialog box telling that the browser cannot find the specified server.
I think I've been through every setting in both browsers and cannot find a black list containing "microsoft.com" or "microsoft.co.uk"
Can someone give me a clue ???
1st September 2011, 07:26 #2
2nd September 2011, 17:05 #3
Many Thanks for the suggested fix. I tried each and every suggestion to no avail. I ran Highjack and Spybot and both uncovered malware but I still can't connect to the Microsoft URL
I'm guessing there's something nasty going on.
2nd September 2011, 19:12 #4
3rd September 2011, 03:49 #5
Boot in safe mode without connecting to net and run a good Antimalware (fully updated) and make sure any virus, malware etc are cleaned up (I would prefer Microsoft security essentials , or
Try with Malware, Malicious Software Removal Tool, Protect Your Computer
Once removed then restart & then try connecting to net . Also change your DNS settings and see . Try with Open DNS.
27th September 2011, 15:24 #6
Thanks to everyone who responded with suggestions. The problem was related to a sneeky little virus. I got rid of it by updating my Protection software and using the MS Malware identification tool.