I have windows 10 installed and I'm unable to open a few websites in windows which I'm able to open in virtual machines and live cds. I have tried it in both chrome and firefox. The blue circle in the browser's toolbar keeps on rotating. I have also tried disabling my anti-virus( eset smart security). How can I fix it?
I cannot comment, so I put this in answer: it sounds like a
hosts file problem, since you are able to browse these websites in a VM and it is a system-wide problem. (Which websites are these anyway?)
To access your host file and change its entries, you need to open notepad as an administrator and go to
c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Then look for the websites you cannot access in the list.
It might otherwise be a firewall problem, in which case a temporary disable will help you pinpoint the issue.