Can't Access Yell.com - Why?

  Mark The Wolf 10:36 31 Mar 2005
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I can't seem to access yell.com but don't know why. I have Xp Home with SP2 and use Norton yet I have no Restricted site settings. I can access all other sites. Do I have a bug. Neither IE or Firefox will access the site.
Help?

  Confab 11:29 31 Mar 2005

Do you get any error messages or "The page cannot be displayes message"?

Check your Hosts file.

Confab

  Confab 11:29 31 Mar 2005

Do you get any error messages or "The page cannot be displayes message"?

Check your Hosts file.

Confab

  Confab 11:30 31 Mar 2005

Do you get any error messages or "The page cannot be displayes message"?

Check your Hosts file.

Confab

  Confab 11:30 31 Mar 2005

Sorry about that

  Mark The Wolf 12:47 31 Mar 2005

Yes I do get the page cannot be displayes message..
what do you mean by hosts?
why would it have changed?

thanks

  Confab 12:55 31 Mar 2005

Do you have Spybot installed on your PC?

click here for some further info.

  Mark The Wolf 12:56 31 Mar 2005

did have.. just have adware now..
do you this spybot changed it or do you think i should run it...

i can install and run it, it'll only take a minute or 2?

  Confab 13:02 31 Mar 2005

Sorry but I'm in the office right now so I can't talk you through the process but its something like this.

If you install spybot then there is a section called Tools, I think. Have a look at this and you'll see an icon called Hosts. Click on this and it will display a list of all websites that are "blocked" on your PC. If Yell.com is listed with something like 127.0.0.1 next to it then delete the entry. You should now be able to access the site. There are other ways of editing your Hosts file using notepad but I'm no expert on this.

  Mark The Wolf 13:16 31 Mar 2005

Ive looked and I only have my localhost in there?

I have the following in my start up, looks suspicious?

Located: HK_LM:Run, nwiz
command: nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect
file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwiz.exe
size: 323584
MD5: 99b4b415dd1be7325deda3b88df5938a

Do you know it?

  Confab 13:25 31 Mar 2005

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