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Mail.yahoo.com Times Out Suspect Akadns.net


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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:08 AM

Today yahoo.com mail login times out, or reports problem accessing account for certain of my yahoo addresses that use yahoo.com. Addresses that use yahoo.co.uk and yahoo.de are Ok.

I am concerned because when I ping mail.yahoo.com the results surprise me by showing akadns.net :thumbsup: :

C:\>ping mail.yahoo.com

Pinging login.yahoo.akadns.net [209.73.177.115] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 209.73.177.115: bytes=32 time=98ms TTL=52
...
Ping statistics for 209.73.177.115:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 97ms, Maximum = 98ms, Average = 97ms


While ping yahoo.com gives this:

C:\>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [66.94.234.13] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 66.94.234.13: bytes=32 time=159ms TTL=52
...
Ping statistics for 66.94.234.13:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 159ms, Maximum = 162ms, Average = 160ms


A few hours earlier I was able to login and view my yahoo inbox but any further
clicking yielded "Problem accessing account", and then server timeouts.
After refreshing, signing out and back in a few times with similar results
now all three browsers Firefox, Opera, IE are reporting mail.yahoo.com as unavailable.

I'm usually *religiously* up to date with my hosts file, Grisoft virus definitions, Adaware,
Spybot and Microsoft updates (all SP1 critical and security), but I seem to be
at a loss.

"Include any steps you have taken already"
Checked my hosts file, cleared cookies, cache, reran Adaware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster,
ran Hijackthis but I'm too inexpert to see anything wrong.
I *did* try renaming my hosts file to see if the latest hosts was overenthusiastic in
blocking some sites, but reinstated it just after retrying yahoo (yes risky I know).

What have I done recently?
I installed miranda 4.0.3 from http://www.miranda-im.org yesterday or the day before but only signed into my ICQ and AOL accounts. I made no chats and noone messaged me.

All my system info should be in my signature below:

:flowers:
Edited 16:24 UTC 21 June 2006:
bitdefender online scan just reported
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.81j\Cache(2)\EEBCE64Fd01 is infected with Exploit.Html.Codebase.Exec.Gen

so I checked the delete box for that

Also I managed to login in to yahoo.com by hand-typing https://mail.yahoo.com/
otherwise http://mail.yahoo.com/ just timesout all the time.

I hope to next report my problem fixed after bitdefender finishes the long scan ...

Edited by Wikibob's brother, 21 June 2006 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:20 AM

I hope to next report my problem fixed after bitdefender finishes the long scan

I had better reply to my post! After the scan all was well, and yahoo.com was back to normal.
Could have been coincidence. Since then nothing strange has occured!

This closes my thread. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:08 PM

Glad to hear you resolved your problem. :thumbsup:

ran Hijackthis but I'm too inexpert to see anything wrong

Just a word of caution here.

HijackThis is an advanced tool that requires advanced knowledge about the Windows Operating System. Most of the log entries are required to run a computer and removing essential ones can potentially cause serious damage such as your Internet no longer working or problems with running Windows itself.

HijackThis will scan certain areas of your system and then create a log to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. It then relies on experts to interpret the log entries and determine what needs to be fixed. And just because you "fixed" something with HJT, that does not mean you have a clean system. The "Fix" button in HJT does NOT remove the malware but rather it removes the associated registry entry. There are specific files and folders which must be deleted afterwards. HJT does NOT delete them.

If you do not have advanced knowledge about computers you should NOT fix anything using HijackThis without consulting a expert as to what to fix.
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