Blocked from site?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by BouncingSoul, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Hey all,

    I don't know whats going on but for the past few days I've been unable to login to espn.com or any of its related sites (fantasy games, scores etc). I tried to get on with my roommates computer and he can connect with no problems. Now we are on the same network so it can't be anything with my router. I figure its got to be a setting in IE, a program I've recently installed or I've been banned from the site. I don't think I could be banned, I haven't done any hacking ever (woudn't even know how to start), I can't find any program that could be blocking me or any internal IE settings. Any ideas?

    EDIT: It also seems somethingawful.com hates me too.
     
  2. Brandi

    Brandi Guest

    And even after deleteing cookies, etc, you still run into the same problem?
     
  3. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    try running ad-aware and see if it helps anything
     
  4. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Still no go. I don't want to reformat but....
     
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Under control Panel/Internet Options/Advanced. Any of those settings could have changed.
     
  6. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I restored the default settings but still not go. I'm sad.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    BouncingSoul:
    I mentioned the following in your System Restore thread - but thought I had better add it here also - to make sure you saw it!

    In IE go to Tools, Options, Privacy, Edit and see if ESPN.com or the other sites you can not get to are listed in the Managed Web Site list and listed as blocked!
     
  8. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I can't find any settings that need to be changed and system restore doesn't fix anything. I think I'll reformat and see what happens. Thanks anyway though.
     
  9. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    it could be something nasty happened to you hosts file in the windows folder.

    check if espn.com is in the entry
    c:\windows\systems32\drivers\etc\

    open the file HOSTS with any text editor.
     
  10. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Great idea. Never would have thought of that on my own. Unfortunately that doesn't appear to be the problem either.
     
  11. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    my buddy had a similar problem but with google.com .... luckily he can use google.co.uk ....

    the only other thing i can think of right now is somehow the DNS cache on your pc has been corrupted. I don't really think this will work but you can try typing in a command window "ipconfig /flushdns"

    you might also want to check if your DNS server got changed from something other than automatic in the TCP/IP setting....
     
  12. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I FIXED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this was purely a guess on my part but it worked. Seems PeerGuardian was doing the blocking. The espn links were being blocked as Disney Channel and the somethingawful links were blocked as something called nhi. I think some overzealous person at peerguardian saw disney and just blocked everything owned by them... which is probably a third of the net by now.