Something blocking access to various websites.

  1. Posts : 1
    Win 10 64 bit

    Something blocking access to various websites.

    Hello! I have been a Win7 user for many years but have had to finally migrate to Win10 22H22. Got a refurbished unit cheaply and it works fine. I transferred all my bookmarks etc into Firefox but now when trying to access various websites I get "we cannot connect to the server". I can get there using proxies so it seems like there is a setting somewhere in Win10 thats blocking these sites. I thought it might be a firewall rule but I have gone through all the settings pages etc but have obviously missed something?
    Can anyone point me to where I can find "blocked URLs" or similar in Win10.
    I am still on a massive learning curve as I've only been on this newer machine for a week or so. Still not sure if I like it as much as Win7 , but time will tell.....
    Many Thanks in advance and I apologise for my stupidity, if that is what is the problem!
    If this is in the wrong section please can admin move it? Thanks
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  2. Posts : 5,048
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.

    Hello and Welcome to Windows Ten Forums!

    Assuming you are connected to the internet - What about if you typed those URL's in manually?

    For example: or - do they work?

    Also try MS Edge with default settings. Do not import favorites just yet.

    We can go from there and look at your DNS settings.

    Last edited by Compumind; 13 Mar 2023 at 11:45.
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  3. Posts : 2,264
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate

    Does portable Firefox work?

    Mozilla Firefox, Portable (browser) |

    If so, you have a config. error in your Firefox profile import. Could be in the prefs.js file of the Firefox profile or an add-on.
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  4. Posts : 6,660
    22H2 64 Bit Pro

    quiltman said:
    I can get there using proxies
    That indicates a DNS Lookup issue. Proxies use their own DNS so you get a connection. When not using a proxy DNS Lookup fails.

    So change DNS to another provider and reboot. For good measure reset router (via hard reset button).

    Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Server Address in Windows
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  5. Posts : 7,983
    windows 10

    Are the link to http sites as they may be blocked as all sites should now be https
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows XP thru 10

    Samuria said:
    Are the link to http sites as they may be blocked as all sites should now be https
    Likely this.
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