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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:18 PM

See the picture below for the screen shot of the error that I'm getting. I get this on a variety of pages, and it's quite aggregating. Just, out of the blue it comes up with this error (usually when I first try to open a page). I've gone as far as installing the latest version of flash player, and upgraded from v1.x to v2 of FireFox, and I still get this error message. I believe that I get it in IE, but I never use IE at home so I honestly don't remember if I get that error or not....ACK!!!!!!!!!!! I just tried IE to see if I could get that error, so I looked up Newzjunkie and clicked on the google result that should've brought me to the newzjunkie website...but it brought me elsewhere.....can you say "hijacked"? It brought me to www.ad.com instead.....grrrr... :thumbsup:

Any chance that the shockwave error and the hijacking are caused by the same thing? Although, I don't get hijacked in FireFox.... :trumpet:

Here's the screen shot...I'm going to run some scans to see if I can't fix what's hijacked me :flowers:

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:44 PM

As far as FF is concerned please do following :

Extra-Add ons and see whether there are any Add ons disabled due to the upgrade to FF 2.0

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:13 AM

Have you scanned for the usual nasties?

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 08:14 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone!

As far as FF is concerned please do following :

Extra-Add ons and see whether there are any Add ons disabled due to the upgrade to FF 2.0


I was having this problem before I upgraded to FF v2. I even updated/installed the latest version of flash player before I had installed FF 2. I'm wondering if this "hijacking" doesn't have something to do with it...?

Have you scanned for the usual nasties?


Oddly enough, in one evening, I did the following scans: Adaware SE, CCleaner, Nortons AV (ran virus scan, also have real time AV enabled 24/7), ewido, PcPitstop and one or 2 others that I can't think of along with a system defrag on all drives.

The scans found nothing out of the normal, except for ewido found a trojan, so I deleted it, rebooted and ran ewido again and it came up clean. I still get the flash error and still get (unwillingly) redirected to that www.ad.com....and later it also redirected me a different site, some monster search or something like that. :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:12 PM

Since you're still being "hijacked", then there's still some nasty's on your system. I'd suggest following the directions on the HiJackThis forum, and then posting a log there: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

That could be what's affecting your flash plug-in, but until the logfile is cleaned we can't tell (and attempts to mess with it may make it hide itself).
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:32 AM

Ohhh.....I figured as much :flowers:

I think I may take this "opportunity" to just redo my entire machine. I've got an extra 40gb drive just sitting in a draw...I think that I"ll install it and put the OS on it and use my 200gb drive for everything else. Of course, I'll wipe the hdd clean before I do so. I was trying to hold out until after the holidays to redo my machine...but oh well, looks like I'll have to get off my lazy butt! :trumpet:

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