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Windows Troubles: where's Microsoft.com?

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I'm trying to install IE SP 1 on a friend's machine, but can't because something has put a system-wide block on Microsoft sites. I can neither access MS webpages (hotmail, yes, but microsoft.com, no) nor use the incorporated windows updater nor the ie6 setup self-extractor.

I have turned off all virus protection and firewalls (yikes) and sifted through ie's restricted sites, but there's nothing there.

Anyone know of an alternative dl site that doesn't link to MS?

Thanks. This sucks.

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Originally Posted by bergz

I'm trying to install IE SP 1 on a friend's machine, but can't because something has put a system-wide block on Microsoft sites. I can neither access MS webpages (hotmail, yes, but microsoft.com, no) nor use the incorporated windows updater nor the ie6 setup self-extractor.

I have turned off all virus protection and firewalls (yikes) and sifted through ie's restricted sites, but there's nothing there.

Anyone know of an alternative dl site that doesn't link to MS?

Thanks. This sucks.

--B

Any possibility that it's been restricted at the router level? I assume you're trying to update a machine at his house rather than his office.

I suspect you may have a spyware issue. Download Spybot from: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
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Thanks, AP.

Spybot found something vile inside there and now it's working fine.

I can now visit the MS webpage. WooHoo!

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