Hi,i was using Advanced SistemCare and when i was asked if i wanted to update the programm i clicked yes,internet explorer then did try to load but never did so,i didn`t get any error message, just saying connecting... but never did; i can open the browser without problem, is just the above software and some others..like..UltimateDefrag ,WinZip,ect, that can`t connect to update or to go to their website;i recently installed Nokia PCsuite in my computer and i thought was that causing the problem so i removed it with all his leftovers,then i thought that the firewall (ZoneAlarm) settings somehow changed, so i removed the firewall and reinstalled,,still no solution; i then run Windows Installer Cleanup Utility ,i checked the volume for errors,i restarted the computer with Last Good Configuration that worked and...i can`t remember what else i did but i still got this issue; i`ive got XP home edition,Service Pack 3; running AVG free edition,Spybot Search & Destroy,ZoneAlarm firewall; has anyone got any idea what `s causing the problem thanks regards
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A lot of viruses will not allow certain sites to be visited. I also was running AVG free and still got a nasty TDSS rootkit bug.
Try doing a spyware scan using Spybot or HijackThis.
They're both free but HijackThis can be a little trickier to use than Spybot.