For some unknown reason my anti virus will not update as it says there is no connection that it could find to update with, which I find rather suspicious. I could neither access ANY antivirus websites either. ex www.grisoft.com, www.mcafee.com, www.symantec.com.
So I done a clean install formatting my hard drive fully and starting from scratch. And to my fear I still could not access ANY antivirus sites still.
I had only installed AVG Free and Firefox. Even before I connected the net to the computer I put AVG on just to be safe and it still would not update.
I checked Windows Firewall. nothing.
Hosts File. nothing.
Modem Configuration. nothing (Speedstream 4200)
I may have to consult my ISP to figure out what is wrong, but I would much rather prefer and answer from the tech community.
No. I am certain that AVG is not infected as I downloaded it from the AVG Website at a friends place, and installed it on his computer along with mine, and Mine would not update properly nor could I access ANY antivirus sites but my friend could update his and access antivirus sites..
So it might be a prob with the ISP, and I don't use any proxys either. I'm certain of it.
If your friend was able to access those exact same sites with the same exact connection on his comp , it's definitely your comp. But, this is very strange. Are you sure you are not connected on a wireless connection or behind a router , firewall? Are you sure you did not load any other programs after the clean install? And if you did what exactly did you install . You have to be clear on what you did, because there is no way you can not access those particular sites enless you already have a rogue virus or virus or blocked by that rogue program to prevent removal. Just for kicks check your cable box settings. 192.168.0.1 or whatever the default ip is for that box.