Google opening wrong page dead end

August 20, 2006 at 23:39:02
Specs: XP Pro, 500
Hi I am having a problem. Only when I use google. When I do a search eveything seems fine but when I click on a search result I get directed to the following strange URL

http://85.255.114.120/click.php?PHPSESSID=08C749BBE13247E6B23A7B2160A86716&qq=Kiss&id=1&qnaes={08C749BB-E132-47E6-B23A-7B2160A86716}&b=0&ZZ=2

It also says page cannot be found no matter what page I click on, but if i manually enter the address into the address bar it works fine. ONLY google is doing this all other search engines work fine and a few days ago I got a funny google toolbar that I deleted. Does anyone know how to fix this all the normal virus spybots etc don't seem to be ablr to fix this or find anything wrong...

Thanx


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#1
August 21, 2006 at 00:52:13
i think your problems are caused by a browser hijacking program.. try running these after updation

AD-aware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Spybot-S&D:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

run antivirus scan, and use CWShredder to find and destroy traces of CoolWebSearch ( browser hijackers).


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#2
August 21, 2006 at 07:17:38
As I posted ABOVE, at this point I have ran all the antispyware and they are coming up clean. Ran Sybot, Ran Hijack THis, Ran CW Shredder and ran houscall. It seems to be a file on my computer that is somehow associated when I click on a link inserting this jargin php and IP the same address before the actual link I want to go to. Like I say it's ONLY when I use google all other search engines work fine. Could my IE files be corrupt?



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#3
August 21, 2006 at 07:42:53
try this

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1579&page=6


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#4
August 21, 2006 at 19:02:41
Yes my host file is totally empty could this be the problem?

Could I just cut and paste a healthy one from someone elses computer? Should have SOMETHING in there shouldn't it?


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#5
August 21, 2006 at 20:40:47
Bubbasweet, Below, between the lines is the contents of the default Windows XP hosts file )no extension) located in the C:\ Windows\System32\Drivers\etc folder
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# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost


________________________________________


Tufenuf


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#6
August 22, 2006 at 19:49:17
THANX I didn't realise XP had a system restore so I just did that and it worked perfectly. I would have used above but it seems to be working out fine. Man unreal how badthat one was. I imagine they will have a virus soon that prevents the restore. It will be a sad day when that happens.

THanx for your help appreciate it.


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