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#1 Kanusk

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:42 PM

Everytime I go to look at a page it gets redirected to a different page. I ran malawarebytes in safe mode and it didn't find anything. What else can I do?

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:16 AM

What operating system is this for? Are there any other computers in the household that are experiencing redirects as well? Do you connect to the internet using a wireless router?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

Microsoft windows xp
Media center edition
version 2002
service pack 3

intel® Celeron® M CPU
410 @ 1.46GHz

yes I am connected through a wireless router and it only affects my computer

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

Can you not boot up in normal mode?

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:15 PM

I am able to boot up in normal mode. It's everytime I go to a page another window opens up with google analytics. I've scanned my laptop with malaware byte in normal and safe modes nothing is detected. I connect through a wireless connection.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:31 PM

google analytics is for google tracking application. It should not be deemed malicious unless it ends with something other then .com.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:35 PM

How do I get rid of it?

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

You cant get rid of it, as it is hard coded into the site's HTML coding. Nearly every site you visit has it within their code.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:09 PM

so there is nothing I can do to get rid of this redirect and pop ups? It also slows down my computer. What can I do to fix my laptop?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:35 PM

Googleanalystics do not create popups. Its just a java script as seen here:

<script type="text/javascript">
var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
</script>

The above came from this site.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:45 PM

It redirects my page to totally different site. Usually a site advertising a prize or contest.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:07 AM

Okay what i am going to have you do is a little test.

1) Navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

2) Right click on the hosts and select properties.

3) Uncheck Read Only then hit apply then okay.

4) Right Click on the file then go to Open With.

5) Select notepad.

6) Scroll all the way to the line stating with the following: 127.0.0.1 localhost

7) go to the end of that line and hit enter.

8) Add the following: 127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com

9) Also add the following: 127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com

10) go to File then Save.

Then navigate the web. If the ads stop then its google causing the issue, but if they continue then the issue is that you are infected with something.

The above will redirect google-analytics.com to your computer.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:52 PM

hosts.20091105-185606.backup
hosts.20091105-185700.backup
hosts.20091105-200326.backup
hosts.20091122-113451.backup
hosts.msn
lmhosts
networks
protocol
services

These are the things listed in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc folder which one do I right click on?

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:22 PM

It maybe hidden, make sure you can see hidden files.

Control Panel > Folder Options > View

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:50 PM

I still can't see which one u are talking about




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