Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

firefox can access all websites except for one website.

more options

I had started going to this one site about a week ago, had no problems getting to it or anything, but after about two or three days of easy access of this site suddenly firefox, and other browsers on my computer, will not allow me to access this particular site. I thought perhaps it was my connection yet I can easily access any other sites as long as it isn't this one. I tried to reset my laptop, tried checking my security, even tried using other computers I own and none of them allow this site to come up. I have talked to friends and they are able to access the site without difficulty, thus I don't know why I cannot access it. What can I do?

All Replies (1)

more options

firefox and other browsers can not access one website:

Possibly it is blocked by your hosts file. There are some anti-spyware programs that add entries to to your hosts file. It could be a Firewall, but I think you get a message from a Firewall.

Your hosts file would be located at:


A starter hosts file for many people is the one at

and the content of the file can be seen at

I think for better help it would require more information like the url. From what you have mentioned so far it does not sound like a Firefox problem. But other problems certainly do affect Firefox users.

Another possibility is that the site is blocked by your browsers from a list maintained at Google and updated within browsers once or twice a day, but you got updated ahead of your friends.