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Old 05-13-12, 14:35
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Default strange access problem on XP

I have an account at (mostly free registrar)

I can login to the site from my notebook running XP Professional. I cannot access the site from my desktop, which is XP Home.

Both machines are using the same router to get on the internet so, the way that I view it, it cannot be related to a router or ISP. That leads me to believe that there is some bizarre setting that is misconfigured on the desktop.

Here's what is even weirder. Using a free proxy (like from the desktop, I am unable to view . Using that same service from my laptop, I can. (!)

This is more of a puzzle than a show stopper, since I can access the registrar from my laptop but I can't even begin to imagine where/what to look for so I'm posting my plea here.

This is not a block that affects all domains because I have been using those for development and I can access them in the browser just fine.

I've ensured that my internet settings are not using a proxy. I've flushed my DNS.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to resolve this weird thing, or tell me what else to look for as cause?

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Old 05-14-12, 14:50
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Default Re: strange access problem on XP

Can you ping the site?

Are you using a firewall program?
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Old 05-14-12, 15:03
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Default Re: strange access problem on XP

Only Windows Firewall. There does not appear to be any granular settings there to enable access to ONE domain, which is the problem.

I did have website blocking enabled via Malwarebytes. Disabling that permitted access to the site so the mystery is now solved. I wonder why Malwarebytes would consider it to be a site it ought to block?
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