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#1 lydonst

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hey guys,

 

I'm getting a browser redirect through certain sites, only through firefox. Have run complete scan with malwarebytes and Norton, picked up nothing. What's the next step?

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:15 PM

Have you checked your hosts file?

 

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts (Open with Notepad)

 

Malware can edit this file to redirect or block certain webpages from being accessed.

 

If there's a lot of text in the Hosts file delete it all and simply put "127.0.0.1 localhost".

 

Browser restart may be required.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

Also In FireFox it may be the Add ons/Plugins. First look for Sweetpack or SweetIm and disable. Or
Try disabling them one at a time and see which one was at fault.

How to disable extensions and plugins

Keeping your third-party plugins up to date


If it is your homepage...
Click the Firefox button at the top left corner of the page and choose Options.
In the Home Page URL box, enter the homepage you want to use instead of SweetPacks and then click OK.
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

Thanks for the replies! Neither work unfortunately. Any other ideas?



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:58 AM

Make sure its the most up to date version.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

Well then it's time for a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide, do steps 6,7 and 8 and post in a new topic.
Let me know if all went well.
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