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Certain websites blocked... bing.com, facebook.com... perhaps by v

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by James Shaw, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. James Shaw

    James Shaw Flightless Bird

    My wife's Dell Dimension runs Windows XP SP 2. Recently she has gotten a
    restricted access message when trying to get to certain web sites. So far as
    I know they are:

    www.bing.com
    www.facebook.com
    www.myspace.com
    www.youtube.com

    She can get on MSN, Google, and Yahoo.

    This message comes up under IE and Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

    She has the latest version of Norton 360 Premium and the scans removed a
    couple items, but still no access on these sites.

    Oh, and she's got a shortcut to Farm Town (a FB game) that works. She can't
    go to Facebook home though.

    The message reads:

    Restricted Site!
    This web site is restricted based on your security preferences.
    Your system is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.

    Thanks for the help.

    Jim
     
  2. Andrew E.

    Andrew E. Flightless Bird

    Try opening "internet options" (control panel),security tab,locate "set all
    to default" button,close out.If still a problem,reopen internet
    options,advanced
    tab,@ bottom of page select "Load default settings" close out.Also,what
    service
    is saying "Activate youre anti-virus".....You may want to run other security
    software,try microsoft "Windows Defender",get it here..
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx

    "James Shaw" wrote:

    > My wife's Dell Dimension runs Windows XP SP 2. Recently she has gotten a
    > restricted access message when trying to get to certain web sites. So far as
    > I know they are:
    >
    > www.bing.com
    > www.facebook.com
    > www.myspace.com
    > www.youtube.com
    >
    > She can get on MSN, Google, and Yahoo.
    >
    > This message comes up under IE and Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
    >
    > She has the latest version of Norton 360 Premium and the scans removed a
    > couple items, but still no access on these sites.
    >
    > Oh, and she's got a shortcut to Farm Town (a FB game) that works. She can't
    > go to Facebook home though.
    >
    > The message reads:
    >
    > Restricted Site!
    > This web site is restricted based on your security preferences.
    > Your system is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.
    >
    > Thanks for the help.
    >
    > Jim
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:02:01 -0800, James Shaw
    <JamesShaw@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My wife's Dell Dimension runs Windows XP SP 2. Recently she has gotten a
    >restricted access message when trying to get to certain web sites. So far as
    >I know they are:
    >
    >www.bing.com
    >www.facebook.com
    >www.myspace.com
    >www.youtube.com
    >
    >She can get on MSN, Google, and Yahoo.
    >
    >This message comes up under IE and Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
    >
    >She has the latest version of Norton 360 Premium and the scans removed a
    >couple items, but still no access on these sites.
    >
    >Oh, and she's got a shortcut to Farm Town (a FB game) that works. She can't
    >go to Facebook home though.
    >
    >The message reads:
    >
    >Restricted Site!
    >This web site is restricted based on your security preferences.
    >Your system is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.
    >
    >Thanks for the help.
    >
    >Jim


    Did/has she done an a/v scan ?
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    Re: Certain websites blocked... bing.com, facebook.com... perhaps byv

    On Feb 10, 9:02 pm, James Shaw <JamesS...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > My wife's Dell Dimension runs Windows XP SP 2.  Recently she has gottena
    > restricted access message when trying to get to certain web sites.  So far as
    > I know they are:  
    >
    > www.bing.comwww.facebook.comwww.myspace.comwww.youtube.com
    >
    > She can get on MSN, Google, and Yahoo.  
    >
    > This message comes up under IE and Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.  
    >
    > She has the latest version of Norton 360 Premium and the scans removed a
    > couple items, but still no access on these sites.
    >
    > Oh, and she's got a shortcut to Farm Town (a FB game) that works.  She can't
    > go to Facebook home though.
    >
    > The message reads:
    >
    > Restricted Site!
    > This web site is restricted based on your security preferences.
    > Your system is infected.  Please activate your antivirus software.
    >
    > Thanks for the help.
    >
    > Jim


    The message could be legit or it could be bogus.

    Malicious software can deliver a message that your system is somehow
    infected to lure you into downloading, installing and subsequently
    paying for some solution to remove the "infection". Since the sites
    you list are popular social sites, what a good message to deliver
    whenever somebody tries to visit those site.

    Hopefully you don't want to just start trying things or come up with
    some workaround for the problem, you want to find it and fix it.

    Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining
    issues:

    Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
    detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    They can be uninstalled later if desired.

    MBAM usually fixes this problem, but run both MBAM and SAS.

    If you still have the problem when the scans runs clean, investigate
    further.
     
  5. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Have you asked your parents why the decided to especially to block those sites from
    you.
    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "James Shaw" <JamesShaw@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2EF8DB1C-D384-4F46-AB48-93D64509E49F@microsoft.com...
    > My wife's Dell Dimension runs Windows XP SP 2. Recently she has gotten a
    > restricted access message when trying to get to certain web sites. So far as
    > I know they are:
    >
    > www.bing.com
    > www.facebook.com
    > www.myspace.com
    > www.youtube.com
    >
    > She can get on MSN, Google, and Yahoo.
    >
    > This message comes up under IE and Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
    >
    > She has the latest version of Norton 360 Premium and the scans removed a
    > couple items, but still no access on these sites.
    >
    > Oh, and she's got a shortcut to Farm Town (a FB game) that works. She can't
    > go to Facebook home though.
    >
    > The message reads:
    >
    > Restricted Site!
    > This web site is restricted based on your security preferences.
    > Your system is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.
    >
    > Thanks for the help.
    >
    > Jim
     

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