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Can't Connect to Any Search Engine but Bing

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Last response: in Antivirus / Security / Privacy
June 12, 2015 6:44:39 AM

I can connect to the internet, and if I use a bookmark or type an address into the address bar, I can get the site I want.

Bing works, but no other search engine works... if the URL has "google" in the title, I get a unable to connect error.

I removed Soluto and Pokki that got placed on the relatively new laptop when my son was trying to download minecraft mods...

I also ran Maywarebytes and Revo uninstaller to help clean up, but I still can't connect to google search.

Lastly, I searched (using bing) the topic, and some folks have had luck by changing their etc\hosts file. I looked at mine, and it seems to be the default file with no issues.

Any ideas?

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June 12, 2015 8:34:04 AM

if the URL has "google" in the title, I get a unable to connect error.
did you put or just google?
June 12, 2015 11:10:53 AM

The interesting thing is that my etc\hosts file isn't corrupted. There is nothing in it but the default notes.

I checked the add ons... I use firefox, but the problem exists when I try Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.

rgd... I've tried every incantation of the google address... but its not just its ANYTHING with Google in the address... so
would come up Unable to connect because it sees the google in the address...

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June 12, 2015 11:12:31 AM

yahoo work?
which dns server are you using?
June 12, 2015 12:33:48 PM

Yahoo doesn't work

I have tried a system restore to an earlier point... that didn't work. I tried deleting my kids user account, creating a new one and that didn't work.

I have other computers in the house... using the same connection, they work fine. There must be some file that i am missing...

June 15, 2015 12:23:54 PM

Gaming Tech
I couldn't find anything specific in the Windows Firewall that blocked the google or other search engines, but from the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Screen, I right clicked on "Windows Firewall with Advance Security and chose "restore the default policy", and now everything works!

Thanks Guys!
December 14, 2016 3:00:28 AM

I met this case with Explorer 6. I think, it does not support https urls. I tried with Explorer 8. Its working.:) 
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