Cannot access Google normally

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  1. nasman3188

    nasman3188 Registered Member

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    Hi.
    I have Windows XP with Mozilla Firefox 1.5. I have been experiencing the inability to access google.com often caused by the qhost trojan. However, i checked for the bad hosts file, registry keys, etc. mentioned by semantec, and came up empty handed. I am able to ping google.com with command, and can access it through http://216.239.37.99/.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    Are you using tor? If yes, this is a known intermittent problem and once tor changes circuits access should be normal again. ... Here is the blurb from their wiki
    ... http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#GoogleSpyware
     
  3. nasman3188

    nasman3188 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help dog. I havent ever heard of tor, though. However, i just tried Google and it worked fine. But thanks for trying to help.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I had a similar twilight zone experience some time ago. Strangely, google would not function properly on only one of pcs (the gateway), however the clients connected through it worked well. Furthermore, only Firefox and Opera could not connect. IE could connect fine. The twilight zone experience ended a few hours later. Very strange.
    Mrk
     
  5. jwagner86

    jwagner86 Registered Member

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    I have same thing now- 1.5.05 version of firefox; now, cannot access gmail or google; for some reason, cant access gizmodo.com, either. i move to MSIE, works ok. go to different computer, works fine.

    no malware shows in scans that symantec or spybot can find. thanks!
     
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