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When I try to visit certain websites like,, a white page shows up, the title bar displays the site name followed by (1x1) in brackets. When I right click, 'View Source' option appears disabled. The Save As.. option shows the file type to be gif. However, when I preview the site in Google search results ( by moving the mouse over >> ) the screenshot of the site displays well. This happens on all the three browsers on my computer: Chrome, Firefox and IE. What is the problem and how can it be resolved? EDIT: At some point of time, they probably worked on my computer! I think it is a more general problem. The same happens when I click on certain links in Google search results.

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Interesting. The sites work fine on my computer. – BenjiWiebe Dec 4 '12 at 17:00
could be rogue dns that redirects your requests, firewalls could also do this. Try opening this direct link to to skip dns. There's however other possibilities too... – Sampo Sarrala Dec 4 '12 at 17:04
Has someone installed Privoxy on the computer? It's a proxy server that can block various things and certain blocked items are represented by 1x1 gifs. – user151227 Dec 4 '12 at 17:29
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I've found the answer. It is Kaspersky's AntiBanner feature causing the problem. After I have disabled it, the sites are opening fine.

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Check if you're using AdBlock. I used to have the same issue until I found out it was somehow caused by AdBlock.

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OP has the same problem with three browsers including Internet Explorer. I don't think Adblock Plus is available for Internet Explorer. I don't know which "AdBlock" you're referring to. – user151227 Dec 4 '12 at 17:39

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