I have that (what seems) common problem.
Every time I type a web site address into the browser address bar I get the message 'cannot find the server', and that 'aspi redir' appears in place of the address.
Can you help kind Sir??
Have used the 'malwarebytes' site. It found some 'wrong uns' but after deleting them it's still the same.
now you have to think IE problem or worse network card problem.
i was leaving the worse for last.
go in to control panel, internet options, advanced tab.
do a full restore of IE
now i have seen this sort of error happen when people upgrade IE7 to 8 it all goes wrong and won't display sod all.
Davey the problem is not with IE, I can get some web sites with IE, the main problem is with Firefox and Google Chrome.
They tell me that the 'microsoft server cannot be found because the connection is not encrypted'!!
have you tried a ping test? might have a bad connection?
Have downloaded a brand new copy of Opera and installed, but the problem is still the same.
Message is still 'http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=OutlookExpress&clcid=0x0809&pver=6.0&ar=best,.
Have rechecked settings and can see nothing wrong.
I am in UK by the way.
been doing some reading at microsoft for you jeff.
to cut a very long boring datasheet down to size.
some outlook express send errors can cause a loop in a browser, do you use outlook express to send emails ?
if IE allows run windows update and see if any update show.
Yes I have always used outlook express for my e-mails and have never had any problems with it till now.
ok jeff try this.
first off backup all messages you want to keep as this is going to clear outlook express.
go in to control panel , add remove programs, when in that click remove windows components.
look down the list and remove outlook express.
restart the pc.
now run windows update and a full spyware program.
once thats done , restart the pc, go back in to add remove e.t.c and reload outlook express.
Have done all you advised.
Used AdAware and TrendMicro. (AdAware found some nasties and removed them)
Removed Outlook Express and before I reinstalled it I also tried using Microsoft Outlook instead but none of it altered anything.
Still getting the message 'cannot find the server at Microsoft. com'.
It's so bloody annoying!!
Jeff again Davey,
This problem is weird.
I still get the same message 'cannot find the server at microsoft.com', but if I click on any of the links in 'my bookmarks' or 'favourites' they take me straight to the the corresponding web site!
Do you think it could be a problem with the DSL modem??
My ISP is 'Supanet' and for the past 3 years I have been with them have experienced no problems whatsoever with their service.
Have done that.
I have changed the DNS servers to public ones.
Still, when you click on 'best of the web' in Firefox the message is still 'Firefox cannot find the server at Microsoft.com'.
I can also get the message 'your connection to this web-site is not encrypted'
that's the Microsoft website.
this is getting me a bit stumpped.
try this jeff, go in to control panel, internet options
connections, click lan settings, out a tick in auto detect settings, click apply
what version of ie is that computer running ?
It's already ticked Davey!
It's Explorer version 6.