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« on 18/02/2010, 16:09 »
Anyone else had this problem? When doing a normal search using IE8 on Google.co.uk the browser goes through the normal millisecond process of gathering results and then just shows an empty page, apart from the Google logo. If I disable my firewall it works ok. If I search Google from the embedded search engine tool on IE8, even with the firewall on, it works fine.
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« Reply #1 on 18/02/2010, 16:13 »
Which Firewall are you using
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« Reply #2 on 18/02/2010, 16:19 »
Norton unfortunately!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on 18/02/2010, 16:56 »
I have no problems with IE8 and Norton Internet Security 2010 firewall.
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« Reply #4 on 19/02/2010, 08:17 »
Now then....   Google.co.uk's IP address is 216.239.59.103. If I replace the google.co.uk bit in the URL with this it works! Is this a DNS lookup problem?
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« Reply #5 on 19/02/2010, 09:44 »
Doubt it's a DNS lookup problem if the Google image is displaying (unless it's cached locally).

Try nslookup google.co.uk from a command line, you should get something like this:

Code:
C:\Users\Bobby>nslookup google.co.uk
Server:  cdns02.plus.net
Address:  212.159.6.10

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    google.co.uk
Addresses:  209.85.227.104
          209.85.227.106
          209.85.227.99
          209.85.227.103
          209.85.227.105
          209.85.227.147
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« Reply #6 on 19/02/2010, 18:02 »
Now then....   Google.co.uk's IP address is 216.239.59.103. If I replace the google.co.uk bit in the URL with this it works! Is this a DNS lookup problem?

There is a nasty virus doing the rounds at the moment that acts as a DNS changer, so substitutes its own DNS, irrespective on the one you think you are using.  Usually that produces a normal listing in Google but then takes you somewhere different if you click on some of the links.  Norton does not detect this virus, or it didn't last week. 
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« Reply #7 on 19/02/2010, 18:10 »
Doubt it's a DNS lookup problem if the Google image is displaying (unless it's cached locally).

Try nslookup google.co.uk from a command line, you should get something like this:

Code:
C:\Users\Bobby>nslookup google.co.uk
Server:  cdns02.plus.net
Address:  212.159.6.10

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    google.co.uk
Addresses:  209.85.227.104
          209.85.227.106
          209.85.227.99
          209.85.227.103
          209.85.227.105
          209.85.227.147

Thanks Bob...   it returns this, which looks pretty similar to me...

C:\>nslookup google.co.uk
Server:  voyager.home
Address:  192.168.1.1
 
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    google.co.uk
Addresses:  209.85.227.103,
                       209.85.227.99,
                       209.85.227.105,
                       209.85.227.104
                       209.85.227.106,
                       209.85.227.147
 
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There is a nasty virus doing the rounds at the moment that acts as a DNS changer, so substitutes its own DNS, irrespective on the one you think you are using.  Usually that produces a normal listing in Google but then takes you somewhere different if you click on some of the links.  Norton does not detect this virus, or it didn't last week.

Thanks Reed..   problem is that it doesn't even produce any links to click on!
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