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selected hyperlinks hyjacked by ask search

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#1 fiftygrit


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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:04 AM


I have had a problem for about 2 weeks. By selecting hyperlinks on about 3 successive pages IE will be hijacked by an Ask search page with the selected hyperlink as the subject. Specifically, the desired hyperlinked page will show up but a second later a script (it appears) executes the ask search page. Here is the address that shows up when I tried to by cinema tickets: “http://www.ask.com/web?&o=13048&l=dis&q=https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/online-ticketing/null” This does not occur on all web sites (it appears that I could go all day on bleeping computers - not that I would be disappointed with that).

I have run several different scans in safe mode – only cookies were discovered and removed. I have run TFC and SUPERAntiSpyware (safemode – cookies removed) – the problem remains.

Attached are DDS, RootRepeal and HJT reports.

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#2 fiftygrit

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:51 AM

Being concerned about my PC's performance, I contacted STOPzilla support as well. They asked me to update the version of STOPzilla.

Having done so the problem seams to have disappeared for now - the two web sites that repeatedly were able to produce the problem no longer do so. (STOPzilla does have an ASK-based search bar that could have developed problems).

Please close this topic and if the problem re-emerges, I will start a new one.

BTW I was reading your troubleshooting efforts on similar issues and found the tools used and your efforts impressive.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:17 PM

Closed upon users request.

regards, Elise

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