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Found Half The Fix Here IE 7.0

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Hi There

I was happily browsing away this morning, when I switched off my machine the small "switch off with updates Icon appeared"... Several hours later I turned my computer back on and I can use everything but Internet Explorer 7.0 on my Win XP service pack 2 machine.

I can access sites using the IP only and I thought I had found the answer below, however I do not know how to set my dns server so any advice would be appreciated
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Thought I should add that I can access the Internet using Firefox and I have since tried un-installing the updates that updated this morning via add/remove function and still IE will not work unless I type in an IP address. I have switched Kaspersky off and still no joy. I have started IE without add-ons and still nothing.

I have seen this asked for on other threads: notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

So here is mine..

# 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
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host localhost
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Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Good luck :smile:

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