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#1 rmatthews

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

Now when I go to yahoo home page, the address comes up <hxxp://www.yahoo.com/?fr=fptb-hptb6> .... is that normal? Some sinister re-direct? or trojan.... thanks in advance... (A search of the internet brings up that page as a bad website. Don't know what happened) Malwarebytes scan showed no items of concern.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 February 2013 - 04:47 AM.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:56 PM

Hello rmatthews and welcome to BC :thumbsup:

Oh, dear. I see that earlier you posted a HiJack This log outside of the HiJack This forum. Now you have posted a topic in the HiJack This forum but without the log.

Here's what I'm going to do to try to make things as easy for you as possible. I'm going to go ahead and close the topic in the MisPlaced Log forum. then as no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

I see from your log that you have Windows Vista SP1 and that you use some sort of Symantec or Norton security product. Can you please identify which one you use?

Also, are you experiencing other issues besides the redirection? If so, please describe. Also, to protect our readers, please do not post live links to suspicious sites.

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#3 rmatthews

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:08 PM

Not sure but have standard Norton Antivirus. Not sure I even have a problem, other than the ?fr=fptb-hptb6 appearing at the end of the yahoo address. When I searched the complete address, it was blocked as a dangrerous site. don't know what is going on.... Downlaoded the new IE8 for awhile but it was disabling phising protection from Norton so went back to IE7..... maybe something happened then....thanks

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:33 PM

I typed both <hxxp://www.yahoo.com/?fr=fptb-hptb6> and <hxxp://www.yahoo.com> into my address bar and both take me to Yahoo's home page

Try running this application:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 February 2013 - 04:48 AM.

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#5 rmatthews

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:26 PM

Thanks Mark....... paece of mind at last.




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