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Why can't I connect to YouTube and Dailymotion on my laptop? How do I fix this?

 
 
Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2021 10:59 pm
Hi. For some odd reason I can't connect to YouTube and Dailymotion on my laptop. When I go to these sites I get an error message.

I can connect to Metacafe with no problem:

https://www.metacafe.com/

Here's a link to a random Metacafe video:

https://www.metacafe.com/watch/12163593/cat-and-dog-act-just-like-lovers/

I'm posting it just to show I can connect with Metacafe with no problem.

I know YouTube and Dailymotion aren't down. A friend of mine checked to see if she could connect to these sites on her computer and she could. If this is a laptop issue how do I fix it? I have Google Chrome as my web browser and my laptop is powered by Windows 10.

I can connect to YouTube and Dailymotion on my smartphone with no problem.

This is the message that pops up when I try connecting to YouTube on my laptop:

This site can’t be reached
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

And for Dailymotion:

This site can’t be reached
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

There is also a message that reads, "Your connection to this site is not secure" for each site.

Please help. Thank you.
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2021 02:09 am
I kept trying to figure out WHY I couldn't access YouTube and Dailymotion on my laptop. I tried just about everything I could think of to try to fix the problem on my laptop. I kept getting a DNS-related error when I tried connecting to these sites and Google said the connections to these sites weren't secure.

I discovered what the problem was. I had a porn blocker program installed on my laptop, and for some reason it thinks YouTube and Dailymotion are PORN sites.

WHY? This makes NO sense.

Fortunately I was able to recover YouTube and Dailymotion on my laptop.
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2021 03:56 pm
People have pointed out there's a lot of smut and NSFW videos on these sites, which is why the porn blocker program I had blocked these sites from access on my laptop, and porn blocker programs get updated often.
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