Browser Redirect Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Teelow, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Teelow
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    Teelow GBAtemp Regular

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    At first only links found through the Google search engine were being redirect no matter what browser i was using but now, yahoo, Bing, and other search engines are being the redirected as well, Can anyone help with this problem. No matter if i use FF or IE my searches will be redirected.
     
  2. KevInChester

    KevInChester GBAtemp Fan

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    Malwarebytes.org > download and run.
     
  3. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

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    Make sure your Hosts file looks like this:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    You can check what your Hosts file looks like by opening Notepad (Run as Admin if you're on 7 or Vista), click "Open" and navigate to: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\ect. Set the drop down menu of the "Open File" dialog box to "All Files". Open the file called "Hosts".

    Delete all extra lines under "127.0.0.1 localhost" (DO NOT DELETE THAT LINE) unless you know that the lines under it are suppose to be there.
     
  4. Teelow
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    Teelow GBAtemp Regular

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    I have windows XP SP2, and there is no host files only lmhosts

    i have openDNS btw
     
  5. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Redirects... browser hijacks... generally annoying internet behaviour... MALWARE! Have you considered keeping a commercial AntiVirus program?

    In any case, there are many free anti-malware programs that can help. I like Ad-Aware, although, like AVG, it's been getting a bit useless these days since many adware and malware are finding ways to avoid detection. I even found one the other day on a friend's laptop that had been signed by Microsoft (seemingly) that caused ad-related popups every half hour.
     
  6. KevInChester

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    Just ignore my suggestion eh.
     
  7. Teelow
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    @KevIN i did that and it did not help me
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    There's a sticky here.