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Old 01-06-04, 01:38 PM
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Can't get connected to internet

My bro-in-law computer at his law office is not able to connect to the internet. A computer sharing the cable modem is connecting find. Whenever I click on IE it shows that it is trying to connect to www.incredifind.com even though his home page is netscape. It never actually connects though. His local area network shows that it is working. I have run adaware already, but he does not have any AV program. Anyone have any clues??
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Yesterday I had this same problem, I ran Norton's AV and it found a virus which was causing the problem.
Old 01-06-04, 02:19 PM
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His hosts file could be hijacked. Usually it only has the Local IP "127.0.0.1 localhost" usless some Spyware changes it to point to a referral IP address. So it routes all your internet traffic to that IP address and of course if that IP address is blocked by the network you wont have net access.

The hosts file is located in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\
You can look at it with notepad.

If it's a virus then you'll have to get it cleaned.

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