Mass webpage redirects on IE7

April 3, 2009 at 12:29:24
Specs: Windows XP

I was browsing recently and clicked a link to an image hosting website. This page then made by browser do massive auto-redirects to hundreds of ad websites on its own (in the same window - not popups) which completely locked up my browser. I had to end task and lost a lot of other tabs I had open.

Is there some way to keep websites from doing these mass redirects through the IE7 options?

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April 3, 2009 at 23:58:50
Mark24, SWAG, sounds like a worm/trojan to me. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so it doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
Ed in Texas.

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April 4, 2009 at 10:48:49
Hi Ed,

I don't think spyware is doing it, it only happened on that one particular website. I think it was caused by something coded on the website to force visitors to redirect to the hundreds of ad sites, probably because they get a commission from it.

I figure there should be an IE7 setting to keep websites from doing this but I can't find it on options. Do you have any ideas?

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