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Windows 7: Please Help - Wierd Problems with Google

30 Mar 2010   #11
pookani222

Windows 7
 
 

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1.check your host files
2.btw where did you get your win 7 from ?
What do I do with the host files? (sorry I'm not very tech-smart).
open notepad(as admin if using uac)-click file-open new-in file name copy/paste C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

also:
d/l dr web cureit and try scanning with it too
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Thank you for the pictures but what I am actually supposed to do by checking the hosts


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30 Mar 2010   #12
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

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Thank you for the pictures but what I am actually supposed to do by checking the hosts
hosts files:
at times malware maps host because the hosts file represents an attack vector for malicious software. The file can be hijacked, for example, by adware, computer viruses, trojan horse software, and may be modified to redirect traffic from an intended destination.Certain malware edit the HOSTS file so that when a user attempts to access a certain legitimate Web site, the browser is instead redirected to a malware site.

check to see if any entry related to google etc is there or not ..post a screen shot
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31 Mar 2010   #13
pookani222

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thathagat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pookani222 View Post
Thank you for the pictures but what I am actually supposed to do by checking the hosts
hosts files:
at times malware maps host because the hosts file represents an attack vector for malicious software. The file can be hijacked, for example, by adware, computer viruses, trojan horse software, and may be modified to redirect traffic from an intended destination.Certain malware edit the HOSTS file so that when a user attempts to access a certain legitimate Web site, the browser is instead redirected to a malware site.

check to see if any entry related to google etc is there or not ..post a screen shot
Here is a picture of the hosts file (all the same IP so yes I think it has been hijacked?)
http://i44.tinypic.com/vzwoox.png

Also, I just wanted to say thanks for helping me out so far
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31 Mar 2010   #14
seppe

xp
 
 

Yes, it has been hijacked.
Yust delete all those lines with links to the fake google site. This will help you go to google again.
The question remains, which program caused all this.
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31 Mar 2010   #15
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pookani222 View Post
Here is a picture of the hosts file (all the same IP so yes I think it has been hijacked?)
http://i44.tinypic.com/vzwoox.png
hi... open hosts with notepad as earlier and delete the google and yahoo related entries ....see the screen shot

try gmail.......


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31 Mar 2010   #16
pookani222

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seppe View Post
Yes, it has been hijacked.
Yust delete all those lines with links to the fake google site. This will help you go to google again.
The question remains, which program caused all this.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thathagat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pookani222 View Post
Here is a picture of the hosts file (all the same IP so yes I think it has been hijacked?)
http://i44.tinypic.com/vzwoox.png
hi... open hosts with notepad as earlier and delete the google and yahoo related entries ....see the screen shot

try gmail.......
I can't delete the google and yahoo related entries. Here's basically what happens:

1. I try to save
2. A window comes up AUTOMATICALLY asking me where on my computer I want to save
3. I choose the same location as the host file
4. It says I don't have permission, I need to be admin (BUT I AM A ADMIN).
5. So I try to overwrite the original host file and a message comes up saying "access denied"
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31 Mar 2010   #17
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hi....right click notepad from starup menu and select.....run as administartor the rest remains as mentioned earlier.
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31 Mar 2010   #18
pookani222

Windows 7
 
 

I can't =/

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31 Mar 2010   #19
pookani222

Windows 7
 
 

Thank god!! I used the option: restore from a previous version and it worked! Google works perfectly fine for me now! Thank you very much!
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31 Mar 2010   #20
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pookani222 View Post
Thank god!! I used the option: restore from a previous version and it worked! Google works perfectly fine for me now! Thank you very much!
great.....

but do scan with dr web cureit and hitman pro once again and change your passwords too.You need to seriously look at your security setup once again

regards thathagat
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