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Could this be a browser hijack???


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#1 Phxpcman

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Hello BC community.

 

I posted last week, but no reply...

 

For some reason, I am unable to access Amazon.com from my pc. I have gone through the steps of fixing a browser hijack, but to no avail.

 

Now, I have actually deleted the hosts file from C:Windows/System32/drivers/etc, because I was trying to delete the unnecessary info from it, and could not save the end result as I could not find a way to gain permission (win7). So, I just deleted the file. It's still in the recycle bin (restorable), but for some reason, the system seems to be working fine without it. But I can still not access Amazon.

 

Please someone, help!

 

Thank you, Phxpcman



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#2 jhayz

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

Depending on the browsers being used and fixes already made, try these relevant threads first and see if there are any improvements.

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/927787

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034


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#3 Phxpcman

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

Thank you.

 

I wound up just doing a system restore, and that solved the problem. I wrestled for a while with the hosts file, and could not gain permission to save it...that was frustrating.

 

So, I just went to the back door...  :)

 

Thank you for replying.

I will no doubt be here again.

 

Phxpcman



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

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