Unable to connect to a specific website

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  1. Krisss

    Krisss New Member

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    Hello
    On my computer I am not able to access a specific website and that is paypal
    I always get the same errors

    In Firefox:
    Secure Connection Failed Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long
    In Chrome:
    Secure Connection Failed Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long
    In Internet Explorer:
    Error 404
    In Opera:
    Secure Connection Failed Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long
    In Safari:
    Error 404



    This isn't a browser issue because nobody was able to help me at the mozilla support forums(Firefox is the main browser I use).Obviously there is something in my computer that is blocking me from using paypal
    I cleaned my registry.
    I ran a full PC scan with security essentials.
    I ran a deep scan with malwarebytes.
    I ran disk cleanup.
    I also checked with some commands in cmd.exe
    "ping paypal"- Packets: Sent=4 Received=4 Lost=0
    "nslookup paypal"- Server:Unknown Address:My IP pops up
    I still can't access paypal
    It certainly has nothing to do with my internet,or IP because on another PC with the same internet connection paypal is accessible.

    Any solution?
     
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    holdum333 Banned

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    Tried already,my firewall does allow secure site access.
    I also tried to enable access specificly to paypal but it doesn't help
     
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    holdum333 Banned

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    I don't know? Can you turn off your firewall and see if you can access PayPal.
     
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    Turned it off,still getting the same error
     
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    Wow! I'm out of ideas! How about your AV? What are you using for Anti-Virus?
     
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    Krisss New Member

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    I have found the solution!
    It turns out there was an unauthorized edit(most likely by spyware or malware) to my hosts.etc file at
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    I opened the hosts file as a text document and removed the paypal adress+IP/DNS adress that was put in
    After which I have regained full access to the website

    Thanks for taking the time to help me.
     
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    Thanks for your feed back! Your solution will help others!;)
    I'm glad you got solved!
     

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