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Hi everyone,

I have had a problem connecting to websites such as google, yahoo, wikipedia, youtube, and a few others with error messages upon loading such as "failure to connect" or "connection interrupted". It has been over a month now, and I finally figured out what was giving me so much trouble. It seems to be a simple host file hijack, in my case all of my websites were redirecting me to a dead end. Here is what I did to solve the problem:
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That is a good workaround. You may also want to consider.

1. Did they leave something else behind, that will come back in a day,week, or month.
2. etc host isn't used for very much anymore. MOST systems don't use it.

3. The MAIN reason why most people get infected, they are logged on as a user in the administrators group.
(not to say you still can't get infected, but when your logged on as administrator or a user in the administrator group, your handing the keys to castle to the bad guys)
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If you have a problem connecting to websites and you suspect a host file "hijack", then we strongly recommend that you visit our Malware Removal forum for assistance. If you do have a hijacker, then you likely have something else.
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