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Unwanted MSN Search page


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#1 Mephisto

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:21 AM

Hello.
Hope someone can help. As I search on Google, a automatic unwanted new page pops up with an MSN Search on it. How can you turn this off or stop it from happening? If it wasn't MSN one would say its a malware of some kind. Any one know how to deal with it?
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:48 AM

MSN still has redirects though, and that makes what it is doing malicious (because you are not in control of how your system is working).

Check your hosts file and see if there are any entries there that shouldn't be. That's the easiest way to redirect a search. Did you download any MSN toolbars or anything?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for that. No, I haven't downloaded anything new. It's a strange one. I will check hosts and see whats up in there. Doesn't happen every time but it is annoying and you are right, you are not in control.
Thanks.




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