Help me: Cannot access gmail and Yahoo


i cannot access gmail, google and yahoo. yahoo main page is accessible but cannot search through it. Even cannot access

Following error msg is shown

The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

I m using firefox with dsl 512kb. any suggestion?

Thanks (no body relied to my question). I found it on another website.

Teknophobia--I would not dismiss the possibility of spyware/malware, but do you have a HOSTS file? (Not Hosts.sam or Hosts.lm--just HOSTS)

If yes, open it in WordPad or NotePad.

Do you see or in there? If so and the left hand column next to these entries is or, delete the entry.

If that does not help, some expert in HiJackThis logs will help, I am sure.

P.S. Is Google your normal homepage? You seem to have two home pages listed for the Current User. (The R0 entries.)

Did you do the things s/he told you? What did you find?