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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by verizon news groups, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. verizon news groups

    verizon news groups Flightless Bird

    I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I try
    to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is blocked.

    Here is what I have tried to do:

    1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or security
    software.
    3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.

    All without success.

    Any ideas of what else I can do?

    Thanks.

    Vic
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    When you buy a used computer, the first thing you do is erase the hard
    disk and reinstall all the software. That's the only way you know that
    the computer is free from configuration errors and malware. Who knows
    what was done to the computer before you got it?

    (I hope you didn't buy this computer without the software - it's part of
    what you paid for. Buying a computer without software installers is like
    buying a car without tires.)
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    verizon news groups wrote:
    > I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    > try to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is
    > blocked.
    >
    > Here is what I have tried to do:
    >
    > 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    > security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    > 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    > security software.
    > 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    > 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    > 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >
    > All without success.
    >
    > Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Vic
     
  3. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    Right Hand Click Internet Explorer >>>Click on Properties >>>>Go to SECURITY
    >>>Click on Restricted sites >>>>

    Chick on Sites >>>Chick on YouTube Remove >>>Chick on Facebook Remove >>>
    Close ...>>>
    Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>> if Facebook or YouTube
    Restricted sites list go a head a close it
    But do >>>> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>>

    Now go Click Content >>> Click on Enable.... Click Approved Sites >>> see if
    Facebook or YouTube in list
    if they are they set ot Never you need to Remove them!
    if not you need to Add them a Click ALWAYS >>> Click OK Hope have the
    password >> OK >>>> OK >>> Done




    "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:#tY9o#$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    > try to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is
    > blocked.
    >
    > Here is what I have tried to do:
    >
    > 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    > security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    > 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    > security software.
    > 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    > 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    > 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >
    > All without success.
    >
    > Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Vic
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional.

    Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
    trustworthy at this point) then do a format & clean install of Windows.
    Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT fix this!

    HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1 in
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307

    After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
    take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
    the machine to the internet or a network and before using a USB key that
    isn't brand-new or hasn't been freshly formatted:

    4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx

    Other helpful references include:

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
    (after a clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/msg/3f5afa8ed33e121c

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
    clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b

    Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install KB971029
    manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029

    NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
    when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
    reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
    appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
    Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
    (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).

    Norton Removal Tool
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe

    McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
    http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

    Also see:

    Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/spyware/prevent.aspx

    Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/worms/prevent.aspx

    Avoid Rogue Security Software!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/rogue.aspx

    verizon news groups wrote:
    > I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    > try
    > to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is blocked.
    >
    > Here is what I have tried to do:
    >
    > 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    > security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    > 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    > security
    > software.
    > 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    > 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    > 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >
    > All without success.
    >
    > Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Vic
     
  5. verizon news groups

    verizon news groups Flightless Bird

    It turns out that there a web site blocking program running. The program is
    password protected and does not show up in "Add/Remove" in control panel.
    Any ideas?

    Vic


    "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:C0046F3B-1860-4B57-874E-A7132EEED9B5@microsoft.com...
    > Right Hand Click Internet Explorer >>>Click on Properties >>>>Go to
    > SECURITY
    > >>>Click on Restricted sites >>>>

    > Chick on Sites >>>Chick on YouTube Remove >>>Chick on Facebook Remove >>>
    > Close ...>>>
    > Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>> if Facebook or YouTube
    > Restricted sites list go a head a close it
    > But do >>>> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>>
    >
    > Now go Click Content >>> Click on Enable.... Click Approved Sites >>> see
    > if Facebook or YouTube in list
    > if they are they set ot Never you need to Remove them!
    > if not you need to Add them a Click ALWAYS >>> Click OK Hope have the
    > password >> OK >>>> OK >>> Done
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:#tY9o#$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    >> try to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is
    >> blocked.
    >>
    >> Here is what I have tried to do:
    >>
    >> 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    >> security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    >> 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    >> security software.
    >> 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    >> 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    >> 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >>
    >> All without success.
    >>
    >> Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> Vic

    >
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:ufcQFHHkKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > It turns out that there a web site blocking program running. The program
    > is password protected and does not show up in "Add/Remove" in control
    > panel. Any ideas?
    >
    > Vic


    What is the name of the blocking program? Is this your own PC, or a company
    machine? If the latter case, visit your company IT administrator and ask for
    the blocking to be removed - if you attempt to circumvent it then you may
    find yourself in trouble. If you did that where I work you'd have IT access
    severely restricted and a formal warning on your first offence, if
    repeatedly found to be violating IT policy then it would be termination of
    contract.

    Dan

    >
    > "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:C0046F3B-1860-4B57-874E-A7132EEED9B5@microsoft.com...
    >> Right Hand Click Internet Explorer >>>Click on Properties >>>>Go to
    >> SECURITY
    >> >>>Click on Restricted sites >>>>

    >> Chick on Sites >>>Chick on YouTube Remove >>>Chick on Facebook Remove
    >> >>> Close ...>>>

    >> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>> if Facebook or
    >> YouTube Restricted sites list go a head a close it
    >> But do >>>> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>>
    >>
    >> Now go Click Content >>> Click on Enable.... Click Approved Sites >>> see
    >> if Facebook or YouTube in list
    >> if they are they set ot Never you need to Remove them!
    >> if not you need to Add them a Click ALWAYS >>> Click OK Hope have the
    >> password >> OK >>>> OK >>> Done
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:#tY9o#$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    >>> try to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is
    >>> blocked.
    >>>
    >>> Here is what I have tried to do:
    >>>
    >>> 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    >>> security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    >>> 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    >>> security software.
    >>> 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    >>> 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    >>> 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >>>
    >>> All without success.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Vic

    >>

    >
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See previous reply.

    verizon news groups wrote:
    > It turns out that there a web site blocking program running. The program
    > is
    > password protected and does not show up in "Add/Remove" in control panel.
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Vic
    >
    >
    > "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:C0046F3B-1860-4B57-874E-A7132EEED9B5@microsoft.com...
    >> Right Hand Click Internet Explorer >>>Click on Properties >>>>Go to
    >> SECURITY
    >>>>> Click on Restricted sites >>>>

    >> Chick on Sites >>>Chick on YouTube Remove >>>Chick on Facebook Remove
    >> >>>

    >> Close ...>>>
    >> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>> if Facebook or
    >> YouTube
    >> Restricted sites list go a head a close it
    >> But do >>>> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>>
    >>
    >> Now go Click Content >>> Click on Enable.... Click Approved Sites >>> see
    >> if Facebook or YouTube in list
    >> if they are they set ot Never you need to Remove them!
    >> if not you need to Add them a Click ALWAYS >>> Click OK Hope have the
    >> password >> OK >>>> OK >>> Done
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:#tY9o#$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    >>> try to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is
    >>> blocked.
    >>>
    >>> Here is what I have tried to do:
    >>>
    >>> 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    >>> security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    >>> 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    >>> security software.
    >>> 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    >>> 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    >>> 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >>>
    >>> All without success.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Vic
     
  8. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    (#1A.) I have No ideas if I do not Know the Name a the SoftWare running that
    site block!

    (#2) But you can turn it off by Ctrl + Alt+ Delete >>>>> it will open >>>.
    Windows Task Manager >>>>
    Click on Processes >>>> Look for it in Image Name >>>>>When you fine it
    Chick on it >>>>
    Then Click on End Process >>>>
    Say to you self ...1 ...2 ....3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Then look for it to see that it did not start back up>>>

    (#1 B.) If it Not in the List it under name we do not Know.exe that is why
    we need to Know the SoftWare Name!
    so we can give you the Image Name to look for!

    (#3) If you can turn it off or not Close Windows Task Manager.

    (#4 & 1a need to keep) if it www.WebWatcherNow.com , www.CyberFence.com,
    http://www.netnanny.com/ or somebody SoftWare Name
    Do a File Search on your Computer looking for that SoftWare
    or SoftWare.* or the Name, when found it >>> right Hand Click it >>> click
    on Open Containing Folder >>>
    look for Uninstall.exe and click on it!
    If there not a Uninstall.exe we if to know the SoftWare Name to Help you
    Uninstall





    "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:ufcQFHHkKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > It turns out that there a web site blocking program running. The program
    > is password protected and does not show up in "Add/Remove" in control
    > panel. Any ideas?
    >
    > Vic
    >
    >
    > "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:C0046F3B-1860-4B57-874E-A7132EEED9B5@microsoft.com...
    >> Right Hand Click Internet Explorer >>>Click on Properties >>>>Go to
    >> SECURITY
    >> >>>Click on Restricted sites >>>>

    >> Chick on Sites >>>Chick on YouTube Remove >>>Chick on Facebook Remove
    >> >>> Close ...>>>

    >> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>> if Facebook or
    >> YouTube Restricted sites list go a head a close it
    >> But do >>>> Click Custom Level>>>> Click Reset... >>> ok >>>>
    >>
    >> Now go Click Content >>> Click on Enable.... Click Approved Sites >>> see
    >> if Facebook or YouTube in list
    >> if they are they set ot Never you need to Remove them!
    >> if not you need to Add them a Click ALWAYS >>> Click OK Hope have the
    >> password >> OK >>>> OK >>> Done
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "verizon news groups" <none@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:#tY9o#$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have purchased a used PC with WinXP Professional. My problem is when I
    >>> try to access YouTube or Facebook I get a message that the website is
    >>> blocked.
    >>>
    >>> Here is what I have tried to do:
    >>>
    >>> 1. I have disabled the "contents" feature of the Internet Explorer
    >>> security, removing all restricted websites as well.
    >>> 2. I have disabled Windows Firewall and have no other firewalls or
    >>> security software.
    >>> 3. I have used the IP address instead of the URL
    >>> 4. I have used a proxy server, TinyURL.
    >>> 5. I have re-booted after changing the security features.
    >>>
    >>> All without success.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas of what else I can do?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Vic

    >>

    >
     

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