something that redirects me to bogus sites

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by lozzy123456, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. lozzy123456

    lozzy123456 New Member

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    hello i have something on my dad's computer that redirects me to bogus sites please help
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    In internet explorer select "Tools" from the Menu Bar and then "Internet Options", the the "Connections Tab", then the "LAN settings" button clear all check boxes and OK your way back out of there.
    Look at this file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
    remove all lines not preceeded by a # sign and save (may have to remove the read only attributes under file properties)
    Download, install, update (signature files), SpyBot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes. Reboot the machine in safemode and run both (Malwarebytes "Full Scan"). Remove anything they find.
     
  3. DanDan

    DanDan New Member

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    Is it when you try to visit a website directly or is it when you are clicking a link in a search engine such as Google or Yahoo?
     

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