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Old 10-31-04, 06:25 PM
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I am unable to go to certain sites on my pc. What to do?

I am on my laptop with ie6. It started about 6 days ago. I have cnn as my homepage and when I try to goto cnn.com the screen stays blank and the status bar at the bottom says connecting to site 62.233.565.98 and not cnn.com. Then after about 3 minutes the screen says connot find server. This happens even when I cllick on a link for cnn.com or type it in the address bar. This is happening to one other site I like to visit also. Is there anything I can do?
Old 10-31-04, 06:32 PM
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Sounds like you have been HiJacked.

Look in the add/remove programs in the Control Panel for any ad based programs and remove them from your system

Run Adaware with the current refernce files. Do a full system scan

Run SpyBot with current detection rules

If you still have problems, DL HiJackThis and post your log
Old 10-31-04, 10:57 PM
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maybe because CNN is your homepage.
Old 11-01-04, 08:05 AM
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connecting to site 62.233.565.98 and not cnn.com
Are you sure those are the correct numbers? That's not even a valid IP address, none of those 3-digit numbers should be above 255.

Try putting in the following link and see if you can access CNN:
http://64.236.24.4
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After all of that, head to www.pestpatrol.com and run their free check to see if you have any sneaky bugs remaining on your system. (use explorer browser rather than netscape when running this freebie)

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