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Problem Concerning Port Forwarding

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#1 Constantine


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:53 PM

Dear Whiz kids,

I am connected to broadband via a Linksys router model Sd205 (El cheapo). I have been following instructions concerning port forwarding.

I have assigned my computer a static ip address and have attempted to access the router via these following instructions:

"2. Once the static IP address has been assigned please go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
3. Once "Internet Explorer" opens, please type the "Address Bar" and click GO
4. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK.
5. This will bring up the routers "Setup" section. Look under "Domain Name" and check what version of the firmware you're using.
6. You will need to click on the Advanced tab to the very right. Once the "Advanced" tab comes up please go to the Forwarding tab."

When I use Explorer to go to it just takes me to Acoona Search Engine.

I have turned off my firewall.

I am stuck. I cannot play my beloved Starcraft until I sort this out. I am having Starcraft withdrawal symtoms.

Can anyone help?


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#2 raw


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:49 PM

Use Notepad to open this file:

It should look like this:
# Copyright © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host localhost

if the address has an entry remove it or you can download and run
HOSTFix from my signature and it will restore the factory HOST file.

The fact that points to a search engine might be a sign of
malware infection.


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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:04 AM

FYI - Acoona is a Chinese search engine that came up with the brilliant idea of getting more market share by hijacking people's browsers. A previous member I helped who had this submitted an HJT log to get rid of it.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:34 AM

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