Browser hijack or misdirect - Please Help!

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I got some lame virus that I ALMOST have exorcised from my system.  One
of the last remnants is this - let's say I want to go to a new site.
What I do is hit Ctrl+New and open a new browser window.  Then, in the
browser's "Address" bar I'll type in [m-w.com] directly
(Merriam-Webster's Dictionary site, to look up a word).  For some
unkonwn reason the browser will open to [adultgambling.org].  I'll type
in [m-w.com] again and it will finally go to Merriam-Webster's site,
but this happens all the time.  Neither Ad-Aware, nor Spybot, nor
CWShredder has found anything on my computer.

Any ideas?



Re: Browser hijack or misdirect - Please Help!
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What about HijackThis? Have you tried that?

Gerald


Re: Browser hijack or misdirect - Please Help!
Yes, it doesn't show up under HijackThis.



Re: Browser hijack or misdirect - Please Help!
try spybot S & D, could be spyware



Re: Browser hijack or misdirect - Please Help!
what you have described is browser hijack, shut off or block in your
privacy settings in IE, see if that helps



Re: Browser hijack or misdirect - Please Help!
Take a look at this text file:

c:\\Windows\\system32\\drivers\\etc\\hosts

you probably should have only one rule in it
127.0.0.1       localhost

Some hacks will setup name/ip rules in here overiding anything you get
from a DNS lookup!

I don't think that is what is going on for you but you should still
check this file.

I think you are still hacked and the program is getting every other
url you type in possibly?

I would second the recomendataion on getting the latest version of
hijack this.

Great world we live in now isn't it?



On 5 Mar 2005 15:38:06 -0800, rorgeretson@gmail.com wrote:

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