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I can browse the rest of the web fine but am locked out of wikipedia and bit.ly and javascript has suddenly stopped working in my website. Has something fallen over and if so, what??

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Since last night, I can't load wikipedia or bit.ly The rest of the web seems to work fine, albeit *some* sites, but not others are a bit slow. The reason I think it might be a Firefox thing is that when I use a proxy server I can get in immediately (but free proxy servers are annoying and I still can't edit Wikipedia).

I'm on a mac so don't think I have a virus, but it is odd that things are very selectively going wrong. Any clue what it might be?

Since last night, I can't load wikipedia or bit.ly The rest of the web seems to work fine, albeit *some* sites, but not others are a bit slow. The reason I think it might be a Firefox thing is that when I use a proxy server I can get in immediately (but free proxy servers are annoying and I still can't edit Wikipedia). I'm on a mac so don't think I have a virus, but it is odd that things are very selectively going wrong. Any clue what it might be?

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Reload web page(s) and bypass the cache.

  • Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button.
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • Press "Cmd + Shift + R" (MAC)

Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"