I was using XAMPP 1.7.1 on my Windows Vista Home Premium, and was working on an academic project for developing a website (and everything worked just fine). Recently i had installed Kaspersky Internet security (trial), and the next day when i opened http://localhost/
I was shocked to see that it just kept on loading, and eventually the progress bar stuck to the middle. Now neither the phpmyadmin nor anything else works, I even tried XAMPP 1.7.2 but no luck. Before posting here I tried all possible things,
1. tried telnet localhost 80, it opens up a blank screen (indicating that apache works) but when i type GET /index.html it does not give any output.
2. I had changed the host file in etc folder, and commented the line :: localhost (suggested on one of the forums) no luck here too!!
3. port check also suggests that port 80 is for apache
Service Port Status
Apache (HTTP) 80 System
Apache (WebDAV) 81 free
Apache (HTTPS) 443 System
MySQL 3306 System
and so on
now i wonder what else should i do, as besides these also i have tried various things
i hope that someone here comes to my rescue, I need to start this work soon, I cant delay it much, and also i am getting irritated with this. PLease help.