Blocked website

Posted: 07-31-2008, 02:18 PM
I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with NIS
2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?

Blocked website


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Michael Walraven
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 03:17 PM
I am unable to access either. I suspect site is just down at the moment.
Vista Home Premium, IE7, McAfee
Michael


"Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
> I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
> Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
> Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
> checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
> protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
> site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with
> NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
John Barnett MVP
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 03:24 PM
I can access Equifax without any problems.

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"Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
> I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
> Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
> Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
> checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
> protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
> site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with
> NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
Dave
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 03:28 PM
Works fine for me... tried it twice.
FF3

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"Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
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> I am unable to access either. I suspect site is just down at the moment.
> Vista Home Premium, IE7, McAfee
> Michael
>
>
> "Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
> news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
>> I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
>> Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
>> Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
>> checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
>> protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
>> site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with
>> NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
>
Paul Montgomery
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 03:50 PM
On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:24:11 +0100, "John Barnett MVP"
<freelance@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>I can access Equifax without any problems.
So can the OP using two other computers on the network.

He wants to know why HIS computer can't.

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>"Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
>news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
>> I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
>> Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
>> Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
>> checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
>> protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
>> site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with
>> NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
Paul Montgomery
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 03:51 PM
On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:28:22 -0400, "Dave" <dave@beepbeep.com> wrote:
>Works fine for me... tried it twice.
>FF3
So can the OP using two other computers on the network.

He wants to know why HIS computer can't.

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>http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
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>"Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
>news:66990039-57E2-44C4-8738-2FDB30B7FD88@microsoft.com...
>> I am unable to access either. I suspect site is just down at the moment.
>> Vista Home Premium, IE7, McAfee
>> Michael
>>
>>
>> "Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
>> news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
>>> I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
>>> Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
>>> Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
>>> checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
>>> protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
>>> site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with
>>> NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
>>
Dave
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 04:34 PM
So tell him.


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"Paul Montgomery" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:28:22 -0400, "Dave" <dave@beepbeep.com> wrote:
>
>>Works fine for me... tried it twice.
>>FF3
>
> So can the OP using two other computers on the network.
>
> He wants to know why HIS computer can't.
>
>
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>>Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
>>http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
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>>"Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
>>news:66990039-57E2-44C4-8738-2FDB30B7FD88@microsoft.com...
>>> I am unable to access either. I suspect site is just down at the moment.
>>> Vista Home Premium, IE7, McAfee
>>> Michael
>>>
>>>
>>> "Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
>>> news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
>>>> I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1
>>>> system.
>>>> Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton
>>>> Internet
>>>> Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I
>>>> have
>>>> checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
>>>> protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access
>>>> the
>>>> site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with
>>>> NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
>>>
FromTheRafters
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 05:33 PM

"Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
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>I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
>Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
>Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
>checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
>protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
>site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with NIS
>2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
Have you checked the "hosts" file?

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

IE uses it, but I'm not sure if Firefox does. It can be used
to return the loopback address for certain lookups, maybe
equifax is in there with 127.0.0.1 as the IP address. If it
is, remove it (you may have to scroll down to see all entries
in this file).

Are there any proxy servers involved? Some web filter may
be inserted between your browser and the ISP (as a proxy)
and be malfunctioning or misconfigured.


FromTheRafters
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 05:46 PM
Oh, and in addition to my other post in this thread, you
may want to confirm that your DNS server setting is set
for the correct server. Bad guys have been known to
change this to one they control the data of - just like the
hosts file, they provide a wrong number in return for
a lookup and then can "spoof" the site you intended to
reach at this new fraudulent IP address.

Not too helpful I'm afraid, but you asked for ideas.

"Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
news:6352B3F4-4335-4832-A2C6-111A347CC750@microsoft.com...
>I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1 system.
>Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton Internet
>Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are blocked. I have
>checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have disabled all NIS
>protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am able to access the
>site using two other systems on my network that are running XP SP2 with NIS
>2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
Dave R.
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Re: Blocked website
Posted: 07-31-2008, 07:12 PM

"Rich" <rg_bell@nvbell.net> wrote in message
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>I am unable to access www.equifax.com using my Vista Ultimate SP1
>system. Both IE7 and Firefox are unable to connect. I am running Norton
>Internet Security 2008. No other sites I have tried to access are
>blocked. I have checked for restricted sites in IE settings and have
>disabled all NIS protection. Parental controls are not turned on. I am
>able to access the site using two other systems on my network that are
>running XP SP2 with NIS 2008. Any ideas what is blocking this site?
Working fine here under Vista Business SP1 with IE7.

And before Paul Montgomery replies to this response with the same "So
can the OP using two other computers on the network. He wants to know
why HIS computer can't.", yes, I know. But the implication from the OP
is that it may be somehow related to Vista SP1, so this post is only
intended to indicate that it doesn't appear to be Vista SP1's fault.

Regards,

(a different) Dave


 
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