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#1 Sharonto

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:52

Hey, guys. I can't open many websites on my Mac like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube etc. Some programs such as Skype and WOW can not run normally either. Can anyone tell me what's wrong?




#2 Carbon Fiber

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:00

Did you check your hosts file?

 

Do you have an anti-virus installed or firewall? If so, can you temporarily disable these?

 

Is your router blocking certain websites?



#3 Nashy

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:05

Are you at work?



#4 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:12

I'd check the hosts file. That's what it sounds l like to me.

#5 +Nik L

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:29

I'm guessing you are at work and they are filtered?  Talk about lacking information!



#6 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:31

Need more information, where is this happening, when did it start, did your antivirus change anything, has hosts file been modified?

We can't help if we don't have this info



#7 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:36

Are you talking about a work provided connection, This wouldn't be uncommon......



#8 Original Poster

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:39

sounded like a MiTM attack untill you mentioned WoW but then could still be ... sounds like an SSL block or just your firewall/anti virus



#9 dipsylalapo

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:45

Think the best bit of information you could give is what you see when you try and access those sites. 



#10 Torolol

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:46

SSL block are also awesome way to block pesky https sites, just add the sites certificates into "Untrusted Publishers" list,

my untrusted list currently contains certificates for:

*.google-analytics.com

*.adserver.yahoo.com

*.yieldmanager.com

*.facebook.net

*.facebook.com



#11 Shaun N.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:47

Are you at work? are you at your parent's? I would imagine you are being blocked by an external proxy and not on your laptop. More info please?



#12 sc302

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 19:37

if you are at work, at school, you probably have a web filter blocking you (there are are a lot of them out there, some built into the company/school firewall).  If it is a business/school computer it could be part of the security/antivirus package as well.  If it is home, your parents could do the same if they are decent enough or have a good set of friends to rely on for this type of thing.  I know that I have setup some things like this for my aunts kids.



#13 OP Sharonto

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:20

I have checked the activity monitor, and I can't find any unknown program or malware running. Help please?



#14 mps69

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:27

I have checked the activity monitor, and I can't find any unknown program or malware running. Help please?

 

I think you need to answer some of the question raised by the other guys before any definitive help can be dispensed. 



#15 Nick H.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:30

I have checked the activity monitor, and I can't find any unknown program or malware running. Help please?

Several people have asked you questions in this thread and you haven't answered them. None of us can help you without more information, such as where you are experiencing the issue (work, home?) how long you've been having the issue for, what kind of changes have happened to your machine recently that could be responsible, are you running an antivirus, etc.