Firefox: When you cannot connect
Security Suites are not purposely evil
First and foremost! 90% of your problems will be solved by reading these:
Read them and read all of it. Follow the links.
If none of this works the problem might be caused by an overly protective security suite. Here are some things you should try.
Please note: I don't use any of these programs so this is nothing more then suggestions found at http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php .
Do you use Spybot Search and Destroy?
If so, did you install Teatimer? If you did uninstall teatimer. (Jury's still out on this. However, it is easy enough to reinstall)
Do you use Kaspersky Internet Security?
Version 7.0 +
Version at least 6.0:
Click on settings
Click on anti hacker
Enable the firewall (if it isn't already)
Click on Firewall settings
On the apps list, double click on Firefox
On the first item, DNS Service, change to Allow
Change HTTP and HTTPS to Allow.
Change Localhost Activity to Allow
Save these rules and you should be able to connect. They might be other items to allow to make things work properly.
NOTE: Kaspersky is having a problem with DNS. See http://tinyurl.com/37kdgm for more information.
And this (from Symantec): http://www.tiny.cc/fqFgm
This is just a start. Please PM Loudnoise at http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php if you have info to share.
What's yer connection problem bub? You might do this checklist: