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#1 mhmach

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:18 PM

Internet explorer will only open a couple of websites. It will open the website to my bank and one or two others but will not open yahoo or msn or most other sites. This problem just started occurring. I tried reseting the internet security settings and defaults with no success. Any ideas?

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:21 PM

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!

It sounds like your computer has most likely been hijacked. You can Start Here. Please be sure to follow all instructions otherwise it will only impair our ability to help you.

Edited by WlkingMan, 03 February 2006 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:15 PM

Afetr further investigation I've narrowed the problem down. It seems for some reason I can only open https sites, no http sites will open. Something about port 80 is not open? How do I reopen it?

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:45 PM

there may be an issue with your firewall. Please tell us a few specs about your PC.
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:48 PM

What kind of router is it? Really all you need to know is the router's ip adress and then you can configure port forwarding (also known as "virtual servers").

Normaly the IP is either 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.1.1.

Type those in your adress bar (one at A time of course) and tell me if anything comes up.

Edited by WlkingMan, 03 February 2006 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:52 PM

The problem is on a dell dimension 4550 pentium 4 2.4 Ghz running Windows XP home sp2. I just have the firewall provded with windows and have even tried turning it off with no result. Thank goodness I just got a laptop or I wouldn't even be able to log access this site! Appreciate any help you can provide.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:53 PM

Oh by the way it's using a dial up connection and I have 512 ram if that matters.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:55 PM

Do you have A router?


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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:58 PM

You'll have to forgive my ignorance. Not sure what exactly a router is but I don't think I have one.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:11 PM

A router is an external piece of hardware you would use to help direct LAN (network) traffic.

Ok, well seeing as apparently you don't have one: do you have any other firewalls or virus protection installed on your computer?


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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:18 PM

No I don't have a router and no other firewall other thatn the windows one. I have mcafee virus protection but I believe its out of date. If I type https://www.microsoft.com:443 in the address bar it opensthe website(but with some errors on the page). If i type the same thing except with :80 at the end I get the page cannot be displayed message. Does that tell you anything?

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:24 PM

Well I would go ahead and post A hijack this log. To do so go ahead and Start Here. Please be sure to follow all instructions otherwise it will only impair our ability to help you.

It would seem that you have something within your system causing this. If not then the log should tell us, and we can diagnose it from there.


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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:12 PM

Ok I'll get to work on that. The only thing I won't be able to do is the malware step as I cannot access any of the websites listed from the affected computer and online scan it due to the problem I'm having. I'll complete the rest though and get back with you later. Thanks

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:22 PM

You're very welcome! :thumbsup: I'm glad that we can take A huge step forward in helping you out. Please have patience when it comes to the response when you post your log. There are many logs to be looked at and they are evaluated in the order in which they are recieved. It shouldn't take more then A couple days though.


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