Today, one of my Windows 7 PC shown the error message, “ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_
Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_
The webpage at might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address
I thought it’s caused by DNS Changing virus, so I tried to configure static DNS setting in my network connection’s properties. It didn’t help. I tried to flush my DNS cach using the command IPCONFIG/FlushDNS, it didn’t help either.
The next step, I tried to scan the PC with MalwareBytes and Symantec EndPoint. Those applications only found some bad cookies. They couldn’t help me to resolve the problem.
I even tried to configure the PC to point to my internal proxy server, but it looks like the connection was not established, even to the proxy server. It sounds like a Windows problem, not a virus problem. Usually, when the computer is infected with virus, you still can use a local proxy server to access legitimate websites such as microsoft.com or virustotal.com.
Finally, I looked around the internet and found this solution from a user named Pahari, his method helped to me resolve the problem.
Open CMD and type the following command
Even the command asked me to restart my PC, I didn’t, but it works. My Internet Explorer could load websites again.