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url hijacker?...

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

  1. ecgRN

    ecgRN

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    Jan 28, 2002
    Colorado
    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

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    Jul 4, 2001
    Las Cruces, N.M.
    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??

    Got Glox?? Stop Looking

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    Jan 19, 2004
    Michigan
  4. ecgRN

    ecgRN

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    Jan 28, 2002
    Colorado
    Mozilla...why didn't I try this before? Very cool...thanks.
     
  5. physicsdevil

    physicsdevil

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    Jan 25, 2000
    California
    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