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Description of the issue:

As of last night, I cannot connect to any website with Brave, I am using a win 10 laptop, with all recent updates loaded.
I have checked and verified the installation as best as I can.
The latest version of Brave is running.
I have rebooted the system and done a hard reset, without improvment.

Then I removed Brave and reinstalled it twice, the second time with a shutdown between removal and reinstallation.
There are no error messages, it simply doesnt work,

Brave in Private does seem to work which is how I am making this post.
This suggests that it may be a configration issue.

I would appreciate some help…