I have the following problem, and would appreciate some advice on how to go about fixing it!!
My PC at home (WinXP SP2) has a decent internet connection, but for the last few weeks I have been unable to access the microsoft.com website, first noticed due to failure of the windows update service to connect. It turns out I cannot access the site using IE6 or Mozilla Firefox either.
There are various other websites I cannot access either, one being my online bank, another being the BBC weather website......
My PC is connected to a wireless router by cable. However, when I connect to my netwrok wirelessly through my other laptop, it can access all of these sites no problem.
From this I am guessing that there is no problem with my router or my internet connection or ISP, nor is it a browser problem. I suspect either my firewall, a virus of some type, or some problem with Java/activeX used by both browsers....
Firewall is Norton IS 2006. When i turn off the firewall protection, I still can't access the websites. Virus scan doesn't turn up much. Heard the Bagle.bo worm can screw things up a bit like this but don't know if that isthe problem.
Anyone have any suggestions?