internet explorer cannot open webpage

You may have faced a situation when you are not able to browse any websites even though you internet  connection is working  properly.This problem may be caused due to a possible infection of the host file. or when the DNS Cache gets corrupted or due to Antivirus and Firewall programs.Today lets check if the host file is infected.Some malwares,trojans  make certain changes to the hosts file due to which the problem need to correct the host file.

Steps you need to follow:

  • The hosts file is located at C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc . (Press windows key + R and type the address)

  • Now right click on the hosts file and select open with notepad
hosts file xp

  • Delete all the content in the hosts and paste the below  as it is  and save


  • If you don’t want to  edit the host file. download the Default host file (xp).after you download extract the file using winrar,copy the hosts file and replace the original file.