Browser hijacking?

hardheadjarhead

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Got a question for you all.

I tried to go to the New York Times web site using my Firefox browser. After getting their, within a fraction of a second I was redirected to a web page that has nothing to do with the Times. Its one of those ad spots like you get when your browser gets hijacked.

I couldn't get back to the Times via the web page, nor could I punch up another window and get back to the Times. I tried using Internet Explorer, and the same thing happened.

Tried running Spybot and AdAware...but only found one item, and the redirection still occured on both IE and Firefox.

I can go to any other web site without a problem...obviously, as I'm posting here. It is just NYTimes that is giving me a problem.

Is this a server attack on NYTimes? I don't think its my computer or browser as it is so specific.

Anyone?


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Sounds like it is on MY computer...and I've got YET ANOTHER piece of spyware hijacking my computer. This is different than the last. This is my work computer.

I hate this stuff. I hate it. I hate it I hateitIhateitIhateit.


Regards,


Steve
 

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Steve,
Look in your windows directory for a file called HOSTS
It's a text file, so you should be able to view it in notepad.
Post it here.
 

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Depending on the Windows version, it may be in
WINNT\system32\drivers\etc
or
Windows\system32\drivers\etc

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