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Browser is being re-directed to other sites

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#1 RyZilla


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

Hi all,

I'm having a problem in both Internet Explorer and Firefox where the browsers sometimes get re-directed to a shady-looking e-commerce site. Sometimes, the re-direct takes me to a blank page, but I'm assuming that the edits made to my HOSTS file by Spyboy S&D are causing this.

Some background -

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
AVG Free
Windows Firewall
Spybot S&D

Ran a full scan with AVG and Malwarebytes but they didn't find anything. Same thing with Spybot.

In order to prepare myself for this forum, I've already downloaded tools like RKill and HiJackThis but have not run them yet.

The problem still persists. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by Budapest, 13 March 2011 - 04:18 PM.
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#2 Budapest


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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