Re: All browsers stopped working. Empty HTTP packets are sent and rece
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> I'm using Windows Vista Business on my notebook.
> Yesterday all browsers (IE7, Firefox) stopped working. I did nothing. I
> didn't install or uninstall any software, didn't change any settings (but
> may be windows installed some updates).
> When I'm trying to open any website a browser resolves host name properly,
> connects to the server and is waiting for response. That's all I get.
> Network sniffer says that my computer sends and receives EMPTY
> (there are only IP and TCP headers and no data there!)
> Other network software (ICQ, jabber, weather widget, torrent) is working
> well even when it is using http protocol.
> I've already tried to:
> 1. Disable windows firewall / windows defender
> 2. Disable add-ons in IE
> 3. Uninstall anti-virus software
> 4. Roll my system back (with system restore)
> 5. Connect to the internet in a different way (via 3G)
> 6. Disable all features in connection properties but "network client and
> TCP/IP v4 protocol)
> 7. Rewrite network routes on my computer
> 8. Connect to a webserver via telnet utility and communicate with it
> emulating http-client (that worked)
> 9. Reset network connection.
> Nothing helped.
> Can you advise something?
> I suppose the issue is connected with incapsulation of http protocol by
> web-browsers (do IE and firefox use the same HTTP-client component? Is
> any way to reinstall it?)
> Thank you.