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When I use either google, bling or ask search engines, if I click on any of the links that come up as a result of my search, I am redirected to some site (it is always different) that merely contains links to things related to my search but not what I am looking for. For instance, if I use google to search for SprintPCS, and click on the first link that shows up, I am redirected not to the referenced site ("www.sprint.com") but rather to "http://now.sprint.com/bestphones/index.php?id9=SEM_Ask_P_Branded". I CAN go to www.sprint.com by typing it directly into the address bar. I have scanned with Norton AV, as well as various anti-spyware and anti-adware programs and they come up with nothing. I am running Internet Explorer with Windows XP SP3 on an IBM Thinkpad T42. I reinstalled the complete system from the original IBM product recovery disks just a few weeks ago, and made sure I had all the updates for Windows and Internet Explorer. Can someone tell me how to get rid of this very annoying pest?

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  • Peter Simon Jan 31, 2010

    Thanks for your quick reply. I did everything you suggested.. It's still the same problem. What do you suggest I try next?

  • Peter Simon Feb 01, 2010

    When I click on the link, I get this message:



    404 - Not Found
    What now?



  • Peter Simon Feb 01, 2010

    Still looking for a solution.

  • Peter Simon Feb 01, 2010

    Using Firefox rather than IE doesn't make any difference. The problem persists.

  • Peter Simon Feb 01, 2010

    I use Norton AV, as well as several anti-malware/spyware programs. Their scans come up with nothing.

  • Peter Simon Feb 01, 2010

    When I run IE with all add-ins disabled, ithe problem is still present. It also happens with Firefox.

  • Peter Simon Feb 02, 2010

    I am hoping to avoid wiping the HDD and starting from scratch. I contend there is a virus tucked away somewhere and that it can be ferreted out somehow.

  • Peter Simon Feb 02, 2010

    I have already downloaded and run MalwareBytes.  I got the level you pay for.  It found a bunch of stuff and fixed it (however it fixes things), yet that didn't touch the problem.  I didn't come across anything that required me knowing anything about my router, etc.  What do you mean by this?

  • Peter Simon Feb 04, 2010

    Hi,



    I have tried downloading MoveIt3.zip. Neither of the links you gave me worked but I finally got a copy through 360Share Pro. However, when I click on it to run it it I get 3 different malware detectors saying that it's a threat, or caused a threat. Too bad, because I had high hopes for it. Do you have any oter suggestions as to where I can get a clean copy of the program?



    Thanks.



    Peter

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You have what is called a DNS hijaacker. Try this. Go to www.malwarebytes.org and download the personal version (free). Pay close attention to where you actually end up as these little programs can get very aggressive once you attempt to correct the problem. Better yet, if you can download the program on another computer and put it on a USB drive. Install the program from the USB drive onto the affected computer. Let me know the results after you do this. I will need to know your setup (routers, etc.) that is between your computer and the internet.

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 02, 2010

    The reason I asked about your router is that it is remotely possible that the DNS in it has been hijacked. What kind of router and model are you using and is it the only thing between your computer and the modem (or is your Cable/DSL modem your router?)

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 02, 2010

    Also, are you using internet connection sharing by accessing the internet through another computer that is connected to your router. This information will help me to help you troubleshoot the issue.

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 04, 2010

    I need to know how your computer accesses the internet to be able to help you get this corrected.

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Had this issue with a customer this week. We had to:
1. download Malwarbytes Freee from www.download.com install it and run the fast scan.
2. When its done click show results and then delete all files infected.

3. Then reset internet explorer to its default settings under Tools and internet options.

4. Then restart and run a full scan with malwarbytes this time.

Please let me know when thats done. IF you are still having issues I will direct you to a few more steps.

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    Lets do this.

    Please download OTM http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/old...

    Save it to your desktop.
    Please click OTM and then click >> run.
    Copy the lines inside the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):


    :Processes
    explorer.exe

    :Services

    :Reg

    :Files
    c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts


    :Commands
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [start explorer]
    [Reboot]

    Return to OTM, right click in the "Paste Instructions for items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
    Click the red Moveit! button.
    Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
    Close OTM

    Note: If an item cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTM\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.

    Now run HostsXpert again http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Se...
    Restore Microsoft's Hosts file <-- You will get a message stating that there is no hosts file available do you want to create one SAY YES

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    Deborah Brown Feb 02, 2010

    Sorry about that. Here is a direct live link

    http://www.10xdownloads.com/your-file.as...

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You probably installed an add on by mistake that does this ...so ..the way to do it ...is to go to tools ...and manage add-ons than from that list ...select one by one ...and than select below..disable ..for all add-ons that are strange or not used...just keep the Java:a toolbar like google or yahoo:the adobe flash player ..and the adobe pdf ..if there are present..the rest disable them cause one of them or more than one is doing this ..and in general they do not do a very clear job..
after all this done ..restart the explorer ..and tools..and internet options..and delete cookies.and temporary files..and clear the history to be sure that there is nothing on the browser to get in the searching process
Let me know how it works...
have a nice day !

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    Catalin Turcu Feb 01, 2010

    if the problem persist in any browser you are experiencing a virus attack that already affect your computer ...so ..to get rid of the problem you have to reinstall the operation system ...if it was a local problem with one of the browsers..you may try to clean or so ..but in the moment the is affecting all browsers this is already a generalized problem and you should not stay another day with it like this cause you may not know what else will affect ..it is something pretty pest if it has the power to redirect your serches..this means that it is already doing ather things as well.from slowing down the computer to sending dataabout what and when you use..and so on...whatever you will try in this moment you will never be able to clean and get rid of it ..so ..save the personal files..l;ke photos and such in the other partitions..and re-install the operation system ...and format the C partition during ...I mean erase and rebuild the partition to be sure you are clean ...if you just use the restoring cd or function Im not sure you will get rid of the virus..you have to format the partition ti be sure ...

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    Catalin Turcu Feb 02, 2010

    I see that you still trying to get a fix for this...I tried to suggest earlier that there is no fix cause you got aware of this problem too late ...anyway Im not sure you understood me ..I wasn't talking about wiping out the hdd ..just moving the important and irrecoverable stuff in another partition ..and just format the C drive during an reinstall... ..this way you will keep all the data in the other partitions..and you will only reinstall the operating system and the programs..
    At this point I really dont see other solution cause the virus is already spread ..Im only concern that trying to get a fix for the issue it will only get you at the point when you will not be able to open the computer anymore ...and you will loose data ..



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Hello
This sounds like adaware or malware,junk on your pc.
Do you use a antivirus or adaware program?

Bling and ask both are loaded with adaware.

Also if you havent already update your pc to internet explorer 8.

Hope this was helpful

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    Try using a trial version of panda antivirus,or avg.

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Hello,

I was going to tell you to reinstall your OS, but since you have done this and the problem still persist, then maybe you should not use internet explorer anymore.

You can install Mozilla Fire fox, Comet bird or Opera Mini browser and I believe the problem should be resolved by so doing.

Take care

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Hello,

I looked at your problem and it is not virus related.
In most sites, when you enter a search term for a name of a site or a product, the tile of the site will be displayed, but the link will be different.
For example if you type yahoo in your browser, you will see titles like "Yahoo Mail", "Sign in to yahoo" but if you click on any of these links, they will not take you to yahoo.com, they will redirect you to sub pages within yahoo.

The best solution would be to always look at the link displayed below in green color, to take you to the specific page you want.
For example if see a title like "yahoo mail" the link below will be mail.yahoo.com/

You can also try using other web browsers, like Mozilla or Opera browsers, these vbrowers are free for download online, but it would not make a big diference.

Thank you for using Fixya,
Kenneth

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    Kenneth Obua Feb 01, 2010

    Hello,

    Like i said before, this problem is not virus related.
    Error 404 means the page you are trying to view no longer exists. The page has most probably been removed.
    It looks more like the problem is on the website you are trying to access, and, literally nothing can be done about it.
    Some websites change their url (website links) and web content, as a result, the pages you are trying to view might have been moved, or removed by the site owners, leaving a dead link.

    Does this problem occur with other websites too, or this specific website?
    If it is this specific website, then, probably, nothing can be done about it cause the problem is with the website.
    Only the website administrators can fix this problem.

    Thank you,
    Kenneth

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