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Windows 7: Facebook redirects

07 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7
Facebook redirects

I get this every now and then, just with Facebook, no other web site. I use Chrome. Just now I tried to go to Facebook and was directed to Stock Market

Not sure what this is. I've found that clearing temp data doesn't help. I use:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

and that works. A lot of the time I get to some site on but this time it was that financial site. And Chrome didn't say I was being redirected. evalutated to that site.

Any ideas why this happens? I know others on here have reported similar issues.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Check screenshot in attachment.
This is what your HOSTS file should look like (All lines should start with #).
Like that or totally blank. Malware loves to force redirections through this file.

Please post it's content.
To open it, use instructions from here.

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Facebook redirects-67149d1271253303-hosts-file-use-windows-7-vista-hosts_info.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 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:
# # source server
# # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost
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08 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7

What I don't understand is how this behavior is entirely limited to Facebook. No other site.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Are you still having problems? Try using the IP address instead,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7

The problems come and go. If I do the ipconfig /flushall thing it's OK, but why does this happen? And just with FB, nothing else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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