Can't Browse One Specific Site

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by concordal, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. concordal macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    Never seen this kind of problem before. I am unable to get to in Firefox 17 on my iMac OSX 10.7.5. I can browse to any other website except that one. Here is what I have tried:

    -pinged site. and checked with other users. It IS up and running.
    - tried other browsers: Chrome-No difference. Safari-No difference
    - checked Hosts file.
    - Repaired permissions.
    - Flushed DNS cache.
    - tried on MAcBook Pro. Neither Firefox 17 nor Safari worked.
    - tried on IPad. Amazingly, it works under Safarai and it works under Firefox, but only on the iPad (not the desktop and not the laptop). Sheesh.

    Any suggestions appreciated!
  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    DNS or ISP problem ?

    Works fine on Firefox 17 and Chrome for me......

    No problems getting to the site at all.
  3. concordal thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    Can't Browse One Specific Site

    Many thanks, logana. Best of the Season to you.

    Couldn't be ISP problem, because my iPad connects to the site without a problem over the same Network using the same modem.

    DNS? Tried flushing the DNS cache. No difference.

    Any other suggestions welcome.
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Sounds like a HOSTS file problem, perhaps. Or an overaggressive ad filter software.
  5. concordal thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    Can't Browse One Specific Site

    Thanks, wrldwzrd89. Best of the Season to you.

    The hosts file only has the one standard localhost entry in it.

    AdBlock Plus is in Firefox but I've disabled it.
  6. concordal thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    SOLVED - Can't Browse One Specific Site

    wrldwzrd89 was quite right. Overaggressive ad filter s/w was the culprit. In this case it's that $#@!)*% Peerguardian. Forgot that I even had it!

    PG is not that easy to remove. For anyone else with this problem, after using something like CleanApp, be sure to go into your Login Items (System Preferences/USers & Groups/Yourname - Login Items Tab.) And remove pploader and ppagent.

    Many thanks for the suggestions, guys. Hope this helps someone else.
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    In most cases, app removal software such as CleanApp doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:

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