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# 44732 29-Oct-2009 06:17
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Hey,

I keep on getting the 400 Bad Request error when trying to browse on my other computer with the internet explorer 8.

I ran into a website about this.  

They are offering me all kinds of software that promise to fix the error.....

I don't want to fork out 40$ and then find out it didn't help...

What do you guys suggest?


Please help me?!?!?!


Thanks,
Michael

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  # 267908 29-Oct-2009 06:18
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By the way I have windows xp service pack 2 with the latest internet explorer 8 if that helps...

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  # 267913 29-Oct-2009 06:33
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Is this for all site? Do you have toolbars on your IE8? Have you uninstalled then yet (you shouldn't have many toolbars, or any really). Have you run an anti-spyware scan? Do you have an antivirus? Have you run a full scan?

It sounds like some malware to me...




 
 
 
 


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  # 267916 29-Oct-2009 06:59
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Very good free sypware removal tool is malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Do not hand across any $



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Wannabe Geek


  # 267929 29-Oct-2009 08:19
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Hey,

Malware Bytes isn't working....

Norton can't find the problem either...

This is so annoying I don't want to format my computer because of a 400 bad request error...

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  # 267937 29-Oct-2009 08:40
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Have you tried starting pc in safe mode and running malware bytes



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  # 267944 29-Oct-2009 08:45
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Good idea - I'll give it a try and let you know...

I downloaded google chrome and it happens also there by the way...

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  # 267968 29-Oct-2009 09:29
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keep us updated

 
 
 
 




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  # 267977 29-Oct-2009 09:46
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Didn't work......... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Any ideas guy - really don't want to pay for any software....

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  # 267982 29-Oct-2009 10:02
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How do you connect to the internet? just through a modem/router? There is no proxy?



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  # 267986 29-Oct-2009 10:06
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No proxy - modem... 4Mb...

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  # 267987 29-Oct-2009 10:12
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Try repairing winsock might be corrupted or have a dodgy filter installed
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

Start > Run > cmd > netsh winsock reset

Also you should probably install SP3 for XP!



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  # 267991 29-Oct-2009 10:29
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Thanks, I'll give both of those ideas a try...


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  # 268008 29-Oct-2009 10:53
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hi

can you get into your network settings still?

Are all the DNS/DHCP/IP set to auto?

It sounds like a DNS error to me. what modem do you have?
I was having the same problem on all my PCs/PS3 and it turned out my modem was playing up(and still is)
are you able to ping anything?
cmd prompt, ping www.google.co.nz and see what it says?
if it times out, it's very likely it's a DNS error

Also what is your ISP?
Just so you can try pinging one of the DNS servers they own




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  # 268018 29-Oct-2009 11:15
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I ended up forking out the 40$ and getting the registry cleaner....

solved the problem... so annoying....



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  # 268019 29-Oct-2009 11:16
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http://400BadRequest.org - that was the website
http://pc-kitchen.com - that was the registry cleaner....

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