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Old 12-08-2008, 05:55 AM   #1
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i've been trying to access this website that i visit regulary but now when i try to go on it i get an alert message sayin 'the site at (url) has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences. i looked in the firefox options but i cant find anywhere on how to unblock the website or change my security settings. can anyone help?

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Hi,

Can you tell us the website so that we can try it and see if we can get the same message? This will help at least me to know what you are talking about. I think that I know but am not sure.

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What type of computer is it?

Is it a works machine?
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if its a home machine:
1) Goto start- search- files and folders
2) Type in the word hosts and press enter
3) When search is finished, look up the file that is in windows/systemxx/drivers/ect (or etc, sorry, forgot exact name- the systemxx is usually system32) and click file
4) Open it with wordpad
5) Search through file for blocked website- if it is there, then delete it and save file

If on work then:
1) Open Start..... try to find the cmd programe
2) Use ping programme to get ip of website
3) Remember the ip
4) Put it in the addresss bar of Firefox instead of websitename
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Hi,

Bliznez, can you explain to me how that will help? I tried to find my hosts file just a couple of minute ago and wasn't able to find it when I went looking in the folder that you listed.

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hi, i eventually found the problem, you have to untick the the suspected attack box under the security tab in firefox options. otherwise any website on thier blacklist wont load. wish u could hav the option of saying that u wanted to visit the website anyway. anyway thx for your help
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Glad that you were able to figure it out, and your welcome.

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the hosts file holds list of ips/ websites that are being blocked all the time

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