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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by ecgRN, Jul 6, 2004.


  1. ecgRN

    ecgRN
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    I use Ad-aware, Spybot, and CW Shredder all the time with good results, but lately something else is amiss.
    If I type a url in my address bar (glocktalk.com) I get routed to a site call "mssearch". The url then looks like this (http://www.ms-search.com/search.php?aid=30626&q=glocktalk.com) Anyone else have this problem? I've never seen it before and its driving me nuts.
     
  2. Soujurn

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    Are you using Internet Explorer as your web browser?
    If so, stop at once and start using Mozilla Firebird, or some other browser like Opera.

    There are more exploits of IE than any other browser.

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
     

  3. Got Glox??

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  4. ecgRN

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    Mozilla...why didn't I try this before? Very cool...thanks.
     
  5. physicsdevil

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    Assuming that you're using Win2k or XP, you might want to check your local hosts file for strange entries:

    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
     
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