My browser keeps being redirected

April 30, 2011 at 05:13:35
Specs: Windows XP
how do I stop my browser being randomly redirected

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April 30, 2011 at 12:01:34
Your "Hosts" must be changed. Here is the guide that fix your hosts.
Good luck.

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April 30, 2011 at 18:24:18
jojo B, Your link brings up this warning?

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April 30, 2011 at 20:17:13
Removing a redirecting virus might be difficult because files with random names are created, and it is not same for every computer user. However, if you wish to take a look at the HOSTS file, follow the instructions below:

1: Go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc folder.
2: Look for a file named "Hosts"
3: Right click the file and open it with Notepad
4: Delete all the lines of IP addresses in the text document except for " localhost".
5: Save the file and close it.

Doing this may solve the problem, but if you are infected with malware, you still need to get rid of infected files, Registry entries, etc..

Also, you may want to check your Domain Name Service (DNS) settings:

Click Start > Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.

Right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

If you want to obtain DNS server addresses from a DHCP server, make sure the following is selectd: Obtain DNS server address automatically.

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