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#1 PCIlliterateGal


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:03 AM

Seems like every time I open an Explorer browser window, my computer is redirected from my homepage to Yahoo mail. This began only recently. I've read elsewhere that others are having this problem. Does anyone know what the problem and solution could be? I'd appreciate any info.

Should I uninstall then reinstall the Yahoo toolbar? Should I run HiJack This?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 09:57 AM

Have you installed any updates to Yahoo products the last few days, or made any changes to how you configure IE? You may wish to check your resident firewall to see if it detected any changes.
If you have anti-spyware applications installed, update and run these to see what they find.
If you still have problems, then submit a log.
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#3 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:26 AM

Nope, I haven't changed a thing. I downloaded the latest updates and I scanned my computer with Spybot, Ad-aware, and AVG. None of the programs found any problems.

I haven't had a problem today, but from what I hear, the redirecting is kind of random.

Looks like Yahoo toolbar isn't totally functioning for some people...mine just looks kinda bungled and out of place.

I'll see about Hijack This...

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