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I cannot access search engines…

  • The Crone (2771 posts)
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    I cannot access search engines…

    I am having a strange problem.
    I can easily log on to this website and several other websites where I blog about politics.
    I can only sometimes log into my email account, which is a privately hosted affair that I pay about $ 200 a year for.
    But then I can’t at all access google! Or duckduckgo, or any search engine…
    What could be going on?

    "Let us not seek the Republican answer nor the Democratic answer but the right answer." John F. Kennedy   America is the only country that has real   lemons in its furniture polish, and artificial lemon flavoring  in its lemonade!

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  • PADemD (779 posts)
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    1. I'm having the same problem

    With Firefox and Google.

    The only thing that works is Chrome.

  • alcina (272 posts)
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    2. I'm having problems with Google and anything powered by Google

    Did a quick check, and there seem to be a lot of outages worldwide. Probably just Skynet becoming self-aware….

    http://downdetector.com/status/google/map/

  • sonofspy777 (123 posts)
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    3. On the other hand…

    might be malware… run Malwarebytes and AV Panda is pretty good (better than AVG and Avast) and is free…

     

    HTH

         

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    (The truth, tho' Heaven falls!)   - John Quincy Adams

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  • PADemD (779 posts)
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    4. Just ended a call with my ISP

    Google may have rolled out an upgrade today.

  • leveymg (1824 posts)
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    5. Go to the browser window and type in Firefox, download it or

    Chrome or an alternative.  I assume you’re on a PC using Google – you should also be able to navigate using Explorer to find an alternative downloadable Search Engine.  Keep that combination as a backup on your desktop.   Hope this helps.