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Windows 7: Everytime i cant connect i get redirected to a web host


07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Everytime i cant connect i get redirected to a web host

Hi Guys,

Im having a problem where when I try and connect to a website that isnt available instead of getting the standard windows error saying a timout error occurred or whatever im not being redirected a hosting provider (who i installed their java applet a few weeks ago).

Its happening on all browsers even chrome even though i downloaded this after i installed the app which makes me think something has changed in the registry or something?

Any help much appreciated i hate being redirected to a web hosting provider...

Cheers,
Pete

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07 Mar 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome, I think it may be malware. Download and try this. In addition perform an antivirus scan.

Malwarebytes.org

If you find any malware, etc, remove them.

Eihter way report back.
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07 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You were tricked. In other words, "hijacked" and you are now infected with malware.

Flush your DNS cache and restore the original Hosts file:

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Right click on the flush.bat file, choose to run as Administrator.
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06 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, sorry for the delay and thanks for your help I can report that I made the batch file and it worked a treat no more redirecting so thank you!

Pete
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