I have this peculiar problem that is bugging me. The website, facebook is inaccessible for some reason. BTW, I think everyone should recognize that website immediately because of their reputation.
I tried switching different browser but no avail. Instead, the following errors come out.
First, checklist come in.
1. Internet Censorship
Malaysia's government and ISP do not censor facebook. They do however censored pornographic sites and some file-sharing sites.
Hence, Internet Censorship is out of question.
2. Spyware, Adware and Antivirus
I not sure about this as a cause because my PC is a newly formatted PC with minor programs installation.
For precaution, I will include detail information of suspicious activities in my computer.
[Attachment located at bottom of thread]
3. DNS setting
There is nothing wrong in my DNS setting. First of all, I have set my DNS to the following public dns.
ISP's original DNS - Streamyx DNS
I have switched between these DNS. Sadly, neither one of them work.
4. Facebook itself
I do not know about this. My sister can log in to her facebook account just fine using other computer ( Let this computer labelled as XPC ). I log in to my facebook account using XPC. Then bam! XPC encounter this problem as well. Is there something wrong with my account? Now my sister currently using my father's computer to log in. She log in just fine. Me, on the other hand, do not dare to "infect" another computer again.
5. HOST file
HOST file is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
. I opened it using Notepad to check whether if HOST file has blocked my access. Turn out nothing.
6. Router restriction
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 188.8.131.52 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 184.108.40.206 x.acme.com # x client host
I have reset-ted my router to default manufacturer setting to remove any potential URL restriction setting. I have made my router MAC address to default. I am also assigned a static IP address to my computer.
It did not work.
7. Network Adapter
I found out that attach.txt had recorded my system restore point.
RP12: 7/22/2011 3:16:22 PM - 删除了 Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller ( Uninstalled )
RP13: 7/22/2011 3:17:31 PM - 安装了 Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller ( Installed )
Do not bother about unable to read Chinese words. I have included a caption beside each line of log to indicate what the message is about.
This is the message indicated I had uninstalled and reinstalled my network adapter. But still did not work.
8. Ping Test
I use command prompt to ping Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More
and get result that facebook is responded with <1 ms.
I will subscribe this page immediately because I have much educational resources hold in facebook itself. This is urgent as deadline is fast approaching.