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Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.googleadservices.com


The above is the error message I receive when I try to connect to a website listed from a search.

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Every time Firefox opened

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  • AppWorld NPAPI plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • Bing Bar
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1

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Don't know where to start

nidal1 0 solutions 2 answers

I have the same problem on pages already saved om bookmarks. Need help

nidal1 0 solutions 2 answers

I have the same problem on pages already saved om bookmarks. Need help

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I found the answer to my problem at this site on Firefox help forum.

Hope this helps.

Rvalntin 0 solutions 1 answers

go to you host file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and you will see many sites that have been added via your virus protection etc.... CTL F and type the websites you cannot access ie. googleadservices and delete the entry.

Save the new host file and reopen a new browser and you should be able to surf to the website now. close host file, good to go.

Good luck, Happy surfing!