Having problems with all Browsers.

  Govan1x 08:29 03 Jan 2017

Firefox.I/E and Edge. I can open some programs on them bust most I get different warnings of this page cannot be displayed. make sure web address is correct which it is.

Now that is happening on all 3 browsers with different warnings.

This is a brand new laptop but must have a bug in it somewhere.

I have tried refreshing Firefox with no luck anyone got any idea as to what I should try next.

Anyone know how to reset the host file on W10.

  Govan1x 09:41 03 Jan 2017

Ok just found this before it said page disabled on I/E.


Thanks rdave13 will have a look at that shortly but may have to go and see if I can fix the car first. not a great start to the new year.

  Archonar 10:02 03 Jan 2017

What antivirus is the laptop running?

  wee eddie 10:06 03 Jan 2017

Possibly a misunderstanding of what a Web Browser does?

  Govan1x 13:47 03 Jan 2017

Using Eset smart security.

  Forum Editor 14:16 03 Jan 2017

"I can open some programs on them"

You don't open programs on web browsers. I think there's some confusion here.

"This is a brand new laptop but must have a bug in it somewhere."

Not impossible, but highly unlikely. Have you altered any of the settings in Windows 10 since you acquired the computer?

  Govan1x 14:45 03 Jan 2017

rdave13 Could not open your click here so using my desktop. my host file was the exact same as that so it must be ok. So not that problem.

I was going to do a factory reset but cannot seem to be able to find it since the last big update.

I still have Windows old but the recovery folder is empty.

( I would be tempted to use the recovery media you made ) unfortunately I was having so many problems that I never had time to do it. Does that mean I have no factory restore on my laptop. Nothing shows. It may have been there before the last update I cant remember.

  Forum Editor 14:58 03 Jan 2017

"Does that mean I have no factory restore on my laptop. Nothing shows. It may have been there before the last update I cant remember."

The factory restore files are normally in a hidden partition on your hard drive, and they are unaffected by Windows updates - the whole idea is to return your machine to its factory state.

The restore partition is accessed using the restore disk that is either supplied with the computer, or is made by you, as soon as you get the machine.

Have you tried using a Windows restore point - one would have been created fairly soon after you started using the laptop?

  Govan1x 16:14 03 Jan 2017

rdave 13 looks like you hit the nail on the head. Uninstalled Eset and it seems to be working ok now. Many thanks.

  Forum Editor 16:23 03 Jan 2017

If it helps, I have found that AVG anti virus free version is very Windows 10 friendly.

I have never found it necessary to run a third-party firewall.

  Govan1x 17:08 03 Jan 2017

Forum Editor

Well going back a few years Windows firewall was not the best but has got a lot better recently.

I just keep using Eset smart security and of course it has it's own firewall and never ever had any problems with it till now.

It is probably not W10 friendly but still have 1 year and 1 month left on it and when you pay for it you expect to use it.

I will get in touch with Eset to see what they say.

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