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The Connection Was Reset - Firefox, Chrome and IE

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    The Connection Was Reset - Firefox, Chrome and IE


    Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer:
    After I installed VMware-player and VirtualBox, I started to get this error "The connection Was Reset" (got that on firefox, different name on Chrome since it has an error code, but leads to the same error).
    Weird thing is that I can still explore some of the website that are open, for instance I leave a Facebook tab or Twitter tab, or any other site (not necessarily a social network). But if try to open a "new" site, which is not explored yet, then I get the error.

    Things I tried so far:
    1) delete cache, doesn't work at all.
    2) Change the MTU Value, that was quite interesting, since I do get an error when i try to ping with my current value, but when i find a value that apparently should work, after I set that value as my MTU, I get the error with that value, so i go down a few numbers until i get a working value, set the MTU and error again. and so on.
    3) Made a repair of my windows 8 install, preserving my personal files, but didn't work.
    4) Only thing that seems to work is restart my pc.

    I didn't have time yet to try to reinstall my antivirus (Avast)

    Any idea about this? Thank you for your time-

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    Most likely the VMware player and the Virtual Box weren't compatible with Windows 8 so uninstalling them and using CCleaner to remove the registry entries and temp files may help.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Hello Chev65. Thank you for your reply. I have a question about the CCleaner. Is is safe to use it? I do not have much experience with it and wouldn't like to break my other working software because of this. Is there anything in particular that I should do to prevent that from happening? Thank you.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by luiyi87 View Post
    Hello Chev65. Thank you for your reply. I have a question about the CCleaner. Is is safe to use it? I do not have much experience with it and wouldn't like to break my other working software because of this. Is there anything in particular that I should do to prevent that from happening? Thank you.
    It's very safe to run and everyone around here uses it.
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    It's very safe to run and everyone around here uses it.
    I second that.......
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