Facebook and Youtube in particular.

Tried nslookup the address shows as Checked the HOSTS file, it's fine. Ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (didn't find any problems) and SpyBot Search and Destroy (found 1 problem).

(Not sure if the Spybot made this improvement) now pinging youtube shows the correct address ( but the browser still says:

Connection to Failed 

The system returned:

(111) Connection refused

Tried ipconfig /flushdns but there are no changes.

Switched to another user but the results are the same.

hosts file:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
#     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#       localhost
#   ::1             localhost

ipconfig all:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: 
DNS Servers:
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    What is in your hosts file? – soandos Nov 29 '11 at 6:55
  • And what is your dns set to ipconfig /all – Paul Nov 29 '11 at 7:01
  • added info to question. – Dian Nov 29 '11 at 7:05

It looks like someone may be blocking sites on the network (parents? school? boss?)

  • Checked my seatmate's connection. His is just fine. – Dian Nov 29 '11 at 8:38
  • This is weird... – tekknolagi Nov 29 '11 at 8:39
  • Could your system be using an alternate hosts file or some sort of proxy or a weird browser setting? – tekknolagi Nov 29 '11 at 8:39
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    @Dian good luck! – tekknolagi Nov 29 '11 at 8:52
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    @Dian oh neat! bahaha that's kinda funny. use a SOCKS proxy to get around anything :) – tekknolagi Nov 29 '11 at 9:13

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