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Certain websites (but not all) saying "connection has timed out" in all browsers

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Certain websites (but not all) saying "connection has timed out" in all browsers

"Problem loading page" message, "server taking too long to respond" on a few websites that I regularly use in Firefox. However, a number of sites are still OK to load. Other browsers such as Safari or Internet Explorer are also affected.

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Re: Certain websites (but not all) saying "connection has timed out" in all browsers

See:

You can try to reset (power off/on) the router.


Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

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Re: Certain websites (but not all) saying "connection has timed out" in all browsers

I have been tearing my hair out over this...I've cleared cache/history/cookies. I've run 2 different anti-malware scans - both of which found no problems.

I don't know what to do - there are a couple of websites I really need and I know they are ok because they work fine from other computers - I don't want to have to go to my mum's house every time though!

Some ideas of how to sort this out would be very gratefully received....Plain English and idiot-proof instruction please - I am not very pc literate. Thanks!