Windows 10: No Browser can find WWW.Google.Com for Google Search Solved

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  1.    23 Jan 2017 #1

    No Browser can find WWW.Google.Com for Google Search


    I try 5 different browsers and all get this message "Firefox canít establish a connection to the server at www.google.com.". Computer is Toshiba Laptop running Insiders Build 15014 and this has been happening since Build 15002. Same browsers on different machine do Google search just fine.

    I've run Full scans with Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes Root Kit and Bit Defender all of which found nothing. Windows Firewall doesn't specifically list Google.com but it is not listed on the other computers either and Defender won't allow the type-in addition of anything. Interestingly, Google Chrome is one of the 5 browsers I've tried and it gets same message as above.

    Online research indicates the probability of some virus or malware preventing the use of Google Search. I can still use Google Earth for example.

    Does anyone have any idea of how to get Google Search working again on this machine?
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  2. Posts : 526
    Windows 10 Home
       23 Jan 2017 #2

    cbwilsha,

    Try pressing Start and R keys at the same time.
    Type in: cmd
    Press: Enter

    At the prompt type in: ipconfig /flushdns


    If for some reason there is a bad DNS file, this command clears it and forces the computer to acquire a new one. Try going to the Google website.
    (Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet's system for converting alphabetic names into numeric IP addresses.)

    Also, instead of wireless, connect to the router with a wire. See if it works with Google.
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  3. Posts : 5,130
    Windows X (various flavours)
       23 Jan 2017 #3

    You tried with Chrome and get message "Firefox cant establish.."?

    Check your hosts file for any redirection.
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  4.    23 Jan 2017 #4

    Thank you very much for your response, cottonball. Tried all your suggestions (several times each) and problem remains. I did at times get this response instead of the can not connect message:

    function httpGetAsync(theUrl, callback) { var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest(); xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function() { if (xmlHttp.readyState == 4 && xmlHttp.status == 200) callback(xmlHttp.responseText); } xmlHttp.open("GET", theUrl, true); // true for asynchronous xmlHttp.send(null); } document.onclick = function() { window.open("http://www1.xmediaserve.com/apu.php?n=&zoneid=17529&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&direct=1") document.onclick = null; httpGetAsync("http://sstatic1.histats.com/0.gif?3685753&101", null); }

    And once or twice got this response:

    script.async = true;
    document.body.appendChild(script);
    var blockedTimeOut = setTimeout(function () {
    var s = document.createElement('script');
    s.src = '//www.google.com/ad.php&blocked=true&domain_id=52';
    document.body.appendChild(s);
    }, 4e3);
    script.onload = function () {
    clearTimeout(blockedTimeOut);

    C.B.
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  5.    23 Jan 2017 #5

    AndreTen said: View Post
    You tried with Chrome and get message "Firefox cant establish.."?

    Check your hosts file for any redirection.
    No Andre, when using Chrome it said "WWW.Google.Com refused to connect".

    The message I posted was intended as an example of all browsers.

    C.B.
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  6.    23 Jan 2017 #6

    Boot disc? I would try
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  7.    23 Jan 2017 #7

    Malware it has become relentless
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  8. Posts : 5,130
    Windows X (various flavours)
       23 Jan 2017 #8
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  9.    23 Jan 2017 #9

    AndreTen said: View Post
    I don't get redirected anywhere, Andre, it just doesn't connect. I might try your reference anyway and see what happens.

    greenguru, I don't see booting being a problem. And, I've had this problem through 3 builds starting about 15002.

    C.B.
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  10. Posts : 226
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       23 Jan 2017 #10

    I've had this problem through 3 builds starting about 15002.


    Have you addressed this issue in the Insiders Forum (Win10 News) or reported it to MSN ?

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