results when trying to check Yahoo mail?

Many Yahoo Mail users report been getting a Google search results page that continuously pops up when trying to check their Yahoomail. The page title contains

Since the first result on the search page is often for a topic in the malware removal forum of this site, some people even think we’re somehow responsible. While we’re not yet sure why these users are being redirected, we can tell you how to fix it.

  • Download Trend Micro’s HijackThis
  • Close your browser and Install HijackThis
  • Open HijackThis, Select Do a system scan only button
  • In the results, find this line:

O2 – BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector – {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} – c:\windows\system32\BAE.dll

  • Tick the checkbox next to that line, and select the Fix Checked button (DO NOT select any other lines without assistance).
  • Restart your browser and navigate to Yahoomail. You should now be able to access it.

UPDATE: Thanks to Chris’ comment, it seems a number of people may be having this problem after Spybot Search & Destroy modifies their hosts file after using the “immunize” feature. Since editing your hosts file can be tricky for some, here’s an easy method to restore your hosts file:

Please download HostsXpert

  1. Unzip
  2. Double click on HostsXpert.exe
  3. Then click on “Restore Original Hosts” to restore your Hosts file to its default condition.
  4. Click on Make Hosts Read Only to secure it against further changes.
  5. Close program when complete.

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please read our malware cleaning guide.