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Can't access Pirate Bay


For the last few days, I've not been able to access Pirate Bay with Firefox on my Windows XP Pro laptop. I tried on another computer with Internet Explorer and it worked fine. I looked at cookies, I deactivated adblock plus in case that was it, and checked if it was the pop-up blocker. None of those seemed to solve it. I Googled, and apparently Firefox and Chrome have labelled Pirate Bay as a malware site and was wondering if that was why it wouldn't work? If so, how can I change that?

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Donnie 31 solutions 331 answers

Firefox by default won't block, restrict or label as such websites you attempt to access. Now a add-on/extension, maybe even a plugin from a security bar from your PC security suite will however. Restart FF in SafeMode & try it again see if you can access it. If so you know it's something you have installed on ff wether it may be add on/extension. If still doesn't work post back & see what else we can try :)

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