Was recommended by a friend to ask for help here.
I am using Internet Explorer 9. As of two days ago I was suddenly unable to navigate to any part of the following websites:
www.computerandvideogames.com www.deviantart.com www.cnet.com
However I can still access all of them normally through Google Chrome. I am on a college network but these sites are also accessible through fixed terminals provided by the school and are definitely not blocked. I do not know of any other sites similarly affected.
There is no popup, no error message, no diversion to a site telling me I can't access / am blocked etc. I can be on www.google.com and attempt to access these sites through the URL or google search, and my cursor will just show the little moving blue wheel next to the arrow for a couple of seconds, and the page displayed on my browser will not change; ie. not navigating at all.
Running antivirus software, changing proxy settings in IE, clearing cookies, unplugging/plugging in computer, restarting PC etc have not changed the situation.
Any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.