I guess my browser hijacked

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  1. lalit_nagalkar

    lalit_nagalkar New Member

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    Hello everyone

    Since last few days I am not able to surf properly.
    I think my browser has been hijacked.

    I dont think I am redirected, because adress bar shows correct address. Some DNS problem is suspected. This problem is happening with all 4 of browsers. I am using chrome, internet explorer 6, opera 9.63 and firefox 3.
    Even gtalk is not able to communicate with server.

    I have windows xp-sp2 on pIII 1.13 GHz with avast 4.8 and comodo firewall.

    Everytime I try to visit sites I am being displayed some other search page e.g.
    visiting mail.yahoo.com displays a 404 page from hostgator.com
    visiting bel-india.com displays some search page (searchportal.information.com)

    I am very frustrated with this.
    Please help guys.
     
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  2. rhitwick

    rhitwick Democracy is a myth

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    do a hijackthis scan and post the result. B/W, do u have antivirus solution in ur pc? Which are the s/w do u use for online protection?
     
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    Dark Core Freak Beta 1

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    If ur having DNS Problems - try using OpenDNS
    If it doesn't works, then Probably it's ur systems' fault - might be coz of a Malware or Virus.
     
  4. Disc_Junkie

    Disc_Junkie Call me D_J!

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    I faced the same problem when I installed the megaupload toolbar.If you have it uninstall it. If you have got any toolbars installed uninstall it.

    Next scan your PC with an Antivirus, or MalwareBytes' Antimalware and Trojan Remover.
     
  5. chesss

    chesss mera kutch nahi ho sakta

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    google for "hosts file" and make sure its clean
     
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    Had this error when i was very n00b. When i type www.google.com it will be redirectd to some adult content website. The irony is, my father took the computer to check his mails. But the website was redirected to some other "A" Content webpage. My mother saw it and almost Pwned my father. But stopped when i explained her the actual situation.

    If we come to the topic, I'll suggest you to do a system restore. If you haven't installed anything new in your pc.
     
  7. chesss

    chesss mera kutch nahi ho sakta

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    :lol: lmao, that would have been so awesomely hilarious!!
     
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    vamsi_krishna New Member

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    yes... i use to FOCL when i think about this incident.
     
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    Spybot Search & Destroy

    Trojan Remover

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus
     
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