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Cmd Keene 14Oct2008 10:33

HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
so...

i thought it would be cool to let my room mate use my comp. apparently not. the problem im having is whenever i go to go to a specific website (ie. Facebook) i immediatly get re routed to another website (ie. gay porn). im using mozilla firefox 3.0.1, on windows xp.
n e help would be very much appreciated cause i sure as hell cant figure it out

thanks

neo_vi 14Oct2008 12:30

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
thats cos of spyware or adware. Get Adaware from lavasoft.com and perforn thorough scan. U'll evade that. Or u can also use softs like spybot search and destroy, spyware terminator. I prefer adaware or spyware terminator. MAke the Scan ASAP.

Cmd Keene 15Oct2008 05:26

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
k,
so i did what neo vi said and although it did remove some spyware from my comp it did not solve the problem. my room mate being the nice guy that he is also told me that that was no good. so the problem is still there.

when i get re routed the url is still www.facebook.com however the destination is not facebook it is ht*p://www.onlydudes.com. when i look at the page info the address has infact changed to the facebook address, however all of the other specs are the same. if you need more info tell me....

any clues?

(and while your at it any good, wholesome things i can do to him....he runs a mac)

P455w0rd_Cr4kz 15Oct2008 06:08

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
A lot of times,even tho anti-spyware programs get ridd of the main files, it still redirects you,something similar to the winxp antivirus spyware. Try diff. programs,but for now,"Dissable all the "browser addons". Also known as BHO (browser helper objects)
Those are the one's that redirect your browser to specified website.

shabbir 15Oct2008 10:18

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
Please do not place a clickable link to adult site. In fact masking the url would be better option

Cmd Keene 16Oct2008 12:19

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
sorry bout the clickable link.
didnt really realize.

anyway, none of the presented options have made the problem go away. it is not spyware or adware or malware or any -ware. the problem is persisting even tho my comp is no longer running any spyware or bho's....any more ideas perhaps?

neo_vi 16Oct2008 20:14

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
if its not anything then reinstall the OS.

P455w0rd_Cr4kz 18Oct2008 02:51

Re: HELP! being re-routed and dont know how to fix
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cmd Keene
sorry bout the clickable link.
didnt really realize.

anyway, none of the presented options have made the problem go away. it is not spyware or adware or malware or any -ware. the problem is persisting even tho my comp is no longer running any spyware or bho's....any more ideas perhaps?

Before re-installing the OS, delete and unisntall your Mozilla Browser. Restart your PC in Safe mode,and the scann it again.
Also it would help,that before re-starting your pc in safe mode,"manually" disable the system restore option. WHY? because lots of adware/spyware/trojans are programmed to use system restore when they get unisntalled.


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