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My browser is being redirected, can you help


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fendy

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Hello to all.

My problem today is my browser is being redirected some how. In the status bar at the bottom "inethunt" & "insidelinks" shows up just before the Google analytics or redirected sites.

I just received a clean bill of health on my computer from "GeekPolice" yesterday, but at the end the tech could find nothing of an infection in my posted logs. We tried everything!!! Like..........

malwarebytes
otl
tssdkiller
eset.com(online scanner)
rkill
combfix
spybot S&D(self)
super AS(self)
Hijackthis(self)

I once did a search on my problem and someone else was having the same problem in another forum, it was suggested that their router was hijacked and not their computer. Funny thing though, I have three laptops on the same router and they started redirecting at the same time. Could this be the problem?

I was wondering if someone else wants to take a stabb at this annoying problem.

The help would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by fendy, 09 February 2011 - 11:16 PM.

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SweetTech

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Hello fendy,

Yes, a router infection is most likely the culprit. Follow these instructions below for resetting your router:

Router Reset
  • Please read this: Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings

  • Consult this link to find out what is the default username and password of your router and note down them: Route Passwords

  • Then rest your router to it's factory default settings:

    "If your machine has been infected by one of these Zlob/DNSchanger Trojans, and your router settings have been altered, I would strongly recommend that you reset the router to its default configuration. Usually, this can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into a small hole labeled "reset" located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually about 30 seconds)"


  • This is the difficult part.
    First get to the routers server. To do that type http:\\192.168.1.1 in the address bar and click Enter. You get the log in window.
    Fill in the password you have already found and you will get the configuration page.
    Configure the router to allow you to connect to your ISP server. In some routers it is done by a setup wizard. But you have to fill in the log in password your ISP has initially given to you.
    You can also call your ISP if you don't have your initial password.
    Don't forget to change the routers default password and set a strong password. Note down the password and keep it somewhere for future reference.

  • Please make sure of the following settings:
    • Go to Start => Control Panel => Network and Internet => Double-click Network and Internet.
    • In the left window select Manage network Connection.
    • In the right window right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties .
    • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IP6v) should be checked. Double-click on it: Make sure of the following settings:
    • The option Obtain an IP address automatically should be checked.
    • The option Obtain DNS server address automatically should be checked.
    • Click OK.
    • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IP4v) should be checked. Double-click on it.
    • The option Obtain an IP address automatically should be checked.
    • The option Obtain DNS server address automatically should be checked.
  • Click OK twice.
  • If you should change any setting reboot the computer.

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fendy

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SweetTech,

How sweet you are!!!

You mean to tell me that I make a part time living removing viruses and I couldn't figure that one out!!! WOW!!

Thanks for the help!! It really put a stop to all that redirecting crap, now I can add this to my knowledge to help others. Also I am considering taking the online virus removal class that this site offers and I will help others in return for your help.

Once again, thanks for the help.
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fendy,

You mean to tell me that I make a part time living removing viruses and I couldn't figure that one out!!! WOW!!

Well, I am glad to pass on some of my knowledge to you.

Thanks for the help!! It really put a stop to all that redirecting crap, now I can add this to my knowledge to help others. Also I am considering taking the online virus removal class that this site offers and I will help others in return for your help.

:D


Once again, thanks for the help.

Your more than welcome. :D

Take Care.

Kindest Regards,
SweetTech.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :D

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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