Whats The Deal With My Interweb?

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  1. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Ok, my computer has been doing this for about a month now and its getting on my nerves. When I try to go to ebay, best buy, or circuit city, I get a 404 error and this : http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37920209&siteid=40381905&bfpage=buyersport_88x31&bfinfo=MO030428CD0C2AB84E22451B967829C25A79EDB7

    comes up in the address bar. is this a virus or something?

    things i have tried:
    clearing cookies
    clearing temporary interweb files
    restarting the computer
    going back to "default" internet explorer settings.

    anyone seen this before and know what i need to do to fix it? thanks in advance.
     
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  3. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    i've run ad-aware... where do i get HijackThis?
     
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  5. JPrice1485

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    Don't forget Spybot, sounds like you've got a browser hijacker.
     
  6. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    thanks guys

    and yes, i did miss the google bit
     
  7. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    ok, i just ran spybot. these came up:

    Aurate
    SearchExplorerBar
    SerchExplorerBar

    Tried to delete them, said I need a paid version... any other way to do it?
     
  8. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    bought the paid version in an attempt to get this taken care of

    IT STILL DOES IT! Even after I deleted those plus 2 other items that came up.

    I downloaded HiJack this, but I don't understand it... so I have no idea how to use it properly.
     
  9. Zen

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    Erm, as far as I know, Spybot S&D is gratis (sans charge) and fully functional software. Did you download it from this site?

    Edit: I have no idea what you just paid for...

    Here's a link for HijackThis, which I've used also:
    http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/

    Edit: Get help at the forums that I linked to above.

    Hopefully you'll get this cleared up with all three of these apps (make sure that Ad-Aware in particular is up-to-date).

    I also recommend using a non-IE-engine browser such as Mozilla or Opera instead of IE. You'll get better CSS support, more standards-compliant rendering (at least with Moz), more features (such as tabs), and overall a more secure browser (no ActiveX, integrated popup blocking, and finer-grained Javascript control).

    http://www.mozilla.org (open source, gratis, non-commercial)

    http://www.opera.com (proprietary, adware or purchased)

    Install one/both of them after you're absolutely certain that you have cleared up the spyware/IE redirection issues.
     
  10. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    mine says spy hunter... so thats the one i paid for. weird when i typed in spybot on google.

    i used to use crazy browser but wasnt happy with it (incredibly slow). this problem stared aroudn the time i switched back to IE.
     
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    Go to Download.com and download Ad-Ware Its free and does what spy hunter and spybot does, it will remove all spy-ware for free.
     
  12. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    have ad-ware already, didnt help. neither did re-installing IE as an admin friend suggested.

    what to try next?
     
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    Problem is you need to be using the Internet, not the "intereweb".
     
  14. Chizm

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    It might be your hosts file causing some issues. Here's how to address it:

    Your hosts file tells your local computer where domain names on the internet are mapped to (IP addresses). You'll find your local hosts file here:
    Windows XP Pro/Home - c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Windows NT/2000 - c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Windows 95/98/Me - c:\windows\hosts

    Every site below, with a 127.0.0.1 next to it will be sent to your local computer, instead of being routed to the correct website. To allow your computer to correctly reach these sites, simply delete that line.

    Might have to reboot though, but it's worth a shot if there are other lines in the hosts file from the start.
     
  15. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    so delete every thing with the 127.0.0.1?

    my admin friend actually just told me the same thing... ebay is not in there, however, bfast.com, the site i'm being re-directed to is... should i delete that?
     
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    Yeah, delete bfast.com for sure.

    If there are any others you have a question about, paste them in here.
     

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