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All internet browsers won't resolve DNS except for TorBrowser

I'm having a bit of trouble with one of my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit w/ SP1 computers browsing the internet. I use the computer as a bed for testing different applications and so forth. The ...
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Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in

This is so weird and random that I have a problem explaining it fully. Since yesterday, those behaviors started: Some pages in Chrome are be always redirected to: ...
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Difference between DNS and /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS request

My question is: what is the difference between DNS and the static resolution method based on /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS connection? In order to connect to a site using https the ...
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Browser and alternate host file [duplicate]

I'm testing some software using a browser. I want to start a Chromium of FireFox session, and instruct the browser to an alternate host file. The host file will redirect a couple of domains to the ...
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Domain name without TLD

I typed securedrop into the Chrome address bar and pressed enter. In addition to querying Google as usual, Chrome showed me this: Clicking that link (http://securedrop/) took me to a parked domain ...
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How to troubleshoot DNS issue with my Firefox browser?

I suspect there is a bug in my Firefox browser's DNS, which is leading to some valid URLs being redirected to hostname '.com' on random occasions. This leads me to post a question on the Information ...
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Is it possible to resolve a domain name from the browser history?

If an entry is removed from the DNS. Is it possible to retrieve its IP from a browser history? Is it possible to extract from the history all the different addresses I've been redirected to every time ...
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Ping, nslookup and tracert works, but I can't access server via browser - any ideas?

My office has a SBS 2011 running remote.domain.com/owa as a webmail service. I suddenly can't access this site in my browser anymore. Strange thing is that I can ping the domain with no losses. I can ...
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Can ping and trace sites but can't view on browser?

I am having issues on certain sites (not all just a few). I can ping and trace sites just fine but for some reason the sites won't load in the browser. They're just stuck at "connected to example.com" ...
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rr.com appended to URL and I don't know why

I've been having some pretty bad and intermittent internet connectivity issues. I keep getting timeouts on my browsers, or what appears to be timeouts on my browsers. In Chrome it's generally error ...
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All invalid hostnames resolve to localhost in my browser. What is going on?

Update: jump to the end of this question for the happy conclusion to this epic tale. Note: I have IIS7 installed locally for web development. This is what happens in my browser for random sites: ...
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Why did clearing my dns cache make my browsers work?

I had been having an issue with my internet the past few weeks that had been driving me crazy. I bought a new computer and while applications like skype and spotify could connect to the net, my ...
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Windows: make browsers do a DNS-lookup even when the Computer is offline

I use a local DNS-Server (MicroDNS) which I set via netsh to redirect any query to my own page. A little webserver running inside my software answering something like "this page is not whitelisted". ...
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1answer
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Oops! Google Chrome could not connect

when I refresh the site superuser.com happens is : I previously thought because of interference with my internet connection, after I checked the other sites, its problem was not due to internet ...
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Hacker News mysteriously blocked on my Mac OS X Lion

When I try to access http://news.ycombinator.com on my computer, I get 502 proxy error: Proxy Error The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not ...
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Why does my browser take me to the WRONG site?

Sometimes I type nytimes.com and my browser takes me to usatoday.com. Sometimes google.com takes me to Bing.com. Sometimes I enter online.wsj.com (Wall street Journal), but I'm taken to ...
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Why can't my Browser resolve host, but ping and nslookup can?

I'm a bit stumped by this problem. My machine can ping google.com and www.google.com successfully. I get correct ips like 74.125.. When I try to go to google in Firefox or IE or Chrome, I get a ...
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What happens if my ISP's DNS server isn't available?

Just curious, if my ISP's DNS server was actually unavailable (as opposed to a DNS attack like poisoning) does the DNS architecture have a way of traversing up the DNS hierarchy until it finds a ...
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Is there a way to cause chrome/ie/firefox to reload the local “hosts” file without restarting the app?

In my occupation as a sysadmin, I often find times where I need to "game the system" by editing the host file. Doing so preempts any dns records for a domain name and allows me to make the ip ...
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All my browsers suddenly don't support Javascript files anymore?

I'm experiencing the same issue as this question, which seems to be unresolved. I'll provide more detail, sot that this qualifies as a better representation of the issue. It all started after moving ...
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5answers
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How to check whether DNS is working through a browser?

How can I check through my browser whether my DNS is working or not? The context is that my ISP's DNS servers sometimes go down for a few minutes. So sometimes net connectivity problems are due to DNS ...
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1answer
618 views

DNS resolution not working on Browsers but on Shell

Running dig/ping on any domain, give me correct ip. When I try to browse google.com in browser it does not work. When I pick the IP (via ping) and use it in browser, website open via IP fine. But ...
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Getting ERR_DNS_FAIL when loading a local webserver page?

When I go to a page hosted on a machine on a local network, I get a "The page cannot be found" error with "ERR_DNS_FAIL" in the title. Any ideas what this is or why I am getting it on my computer? ...
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Different DNS servers for different browsers

On the same Windows XP PC, is it possible to set up different DNS servers for different browsers? How? I want to use a DNS server for Firefox, another one for Internet Explorer and another one for ...