Brave Browser Need Help: *This site can't be reached*

Post date: 2021-10-20 05:08:12
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Randomly. Some sites are ok, google searches are ok - but when I click on a link that's the message I receive. These are the things I've tried and done, with more info:

Removed firewall - nothing changed
Troubleshooted with windows (using win 7) - no change
Using Avast freeware - tried tweaking that - to no avail - don't even know how to do it properly
Went on Brave's forum - that was no help (!)
Nothing is running the background that is causing this afaik
Other browsers are fine - 100%
No proxy that I'm aware of

Adding - never had this problem before. It basically started when Avast updated itself. Something is awry and underway. Please help me figure this out so I can retain my sanity. Thank you.
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