I have a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit o/s, running IE9 32 bit & Google Chrome.
Today, all of a sudden, after configuring and starting up Windows Virtual PC, IE and Google Chrome have stopped connecting to the internet, giving the dreaded message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". Even when I try to connect to my router 192.168.0.1, it still gives me the same error. If I use putty to connect to my NAS box 192.168.0.2, I get a similar message.
At command prompt, I can ping to the router, the NAS box and the different websites.
However, I am able to connect to the internet (and the router and the NAS) using IE9 64 bit, and also connect to the internet using the built-in browser in a software called DAP. All other devices in my house, mobile, TV, etc. can connect as before.
I have disabled Windows firewall and also uninstalled the antivirus program (Virgin Media Security - Trend Micro).