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Old January 27th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #41
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I just had similar thing happen. I was browsing a thread and a new window opened up. It was a white screen and the bottom of the screen had the little download icon (a drive with a curved red arrow) and it was downloading something from www.greatlakes4x4.com.

I quickly closed the screen cause I didn't want it to continue. (this is my work computer)
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Old February 16th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #42
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The redirects are most likely coming from a proxy server that some type of malware has setup on your system. With all of the malware I've removed from customer's computers, that's one of the key things they all had in common. It routes your internet traffic through their proxy server, then it can redirect you to anywhere it wants.

This is most common in the rogue antivirus softwares, such as Antivirus 2010. That's how no matter what you click on, it routes you to THEIR site, for you to pay THEM.

Easy way to check this is go to tools, Internet Options. Go to the Connections tab, and go down near the bottom where it says "LAN Settings" Uncheck all three boxes. NOTE: If you are on a work, or school computer, these settings may HAVE to be setup a certain way, in which case the first set of numbers in the address will most likely be a 192 or something in the 100-199 range. It seems like most of the off the wall ones are the WAN addresses to the rogue servers.

If anyone is still having problems, PM me and I'll see what I can do for you.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #43
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Just curious, what browser are all of you affected people using, and which version?

Do you ensure your computer updates regularly?

I'm guessing all of you are using IE, and at least a couple are using IE6, which is atrocious.

Kelly, you should do a useragent check for IE6 w/ a redirect to make people click a link acknowledging that they are idiots for still using IE6, before they can continue to the site.

Guys, be smart and use a browser less susceptible to these kinds of issues, especially when you're browsing "shady" sites.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #44
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I like Google Chrome, it stops the rick-roll's too.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #45
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I like Google Chrome, it stops the rick-roll's too.
I guess the virus in my redirect took over Google? I removed chrome it was so bad. it had hijacked every search engine in every browser. I have IE8 and Firefox. also Opera & (Chrome now gone). I did the Microsoft security package upgrade and it locked mine into the blue screen of death the other day after doing the update restart. its totally screwed. if anyone has a clue what to do any help would be useful at this point.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #46
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Just curious, what browser are all of you affected people using, and which version?

Do you ensure your computer updates regularly?

I'm guessing all of you are using IE, and at least a couple are using IE6, which is atrocious.

Kelly, you should do a useragent check for IE6 w/ a redirect to make people click a link acknowledging that they are idiots for still using IE6, before they can continue to the site.

Guys, be smart and use a browser less susceptible to these kinds of issues, especially when you're browsing "shady" sites.
About twice a week I get an email via the "contact us" link stating that this site gave them malware. They always are using IE, and I simply tell them to stop looking at porn sites, and to download firefox.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #47
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I guess the virus in my redirect took over Google? I removed chrome it was so bad. it had hijacked every search engine in every browser. I have IE8 and Firefox. also Opera & (Chrome now gone). I did the Microsoft security package upgrade and it locked mine into the blue screen of death the other day after doing the update restart. its totally screwed. if anyone has a clue what to do any help would be useful at this point.
The redirect DOES effect all browsers, because it's written into the registry. I can't remember off the top of my head which key it affects, I can get that for you if you need it. As for any kinds of protection, I personally use Google Chrome as a browser, Avast for Antivirus, the built in Windows Firewall as a firewall, and Malware Bytes occasionally scanning for things the others aren't getting, and I have never had a problem.

Installing all of the different programs is comparative to changing a tire when the clutch is shot. They will fight each other, rather than defend your computer.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:27 PM   #48
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well as is I can not reboot at all. I switched out the hard drives and it runs with my old drive on w/98 only run in safe mode. I would like to save my drive as I have 7300 pics on there. my current drive will not run at all. it gives me an 0x000000YE error code. it wouldn't reboot after the security update.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #49
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well as is I can not reboot at all. I switched out the hard drives and it runs with my old drive on w/98 only run in safe mode. I would like to save my drive as I have 7300 pics on there. my current drive will not run at all. it gives me an 0x000000YE error code. it wouldn't reboot after the security update.
Hook up both hard drives at once. Set the one with 98 on it as the master, and the one that won't boot as the slave. Boot it in windows 98, and pull all of the pictures you want to save off of the other one, into windows 98.

Then switch them around, and don't put the 98 one back in yet. Reinstall windows from a CD. Once it's back in, first thing, download Malware Bytes, and Avast. Then plug the second hard drive back in, and pull your pictures back over. Avast will check them as you copy them over. You can also scan with malware bytes before you pull them over.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #50
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I don't think it's from GL4x4. I had it a couple of weeks ago, and either me or my wife must have done the "quick click "ok" get off my screen".... now my laptop is junk. It's a trojan that pops up as an anti-virus software, and runs a fake scan. If you click it, it bombs your hard drive. My windows won't even let me log in now, and I can't log in in safe mode. do some searches for "internet security 2010 virus" good luck. There are fixes out there... but may be too late for me.
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thats the one that got me this last week end. I did clear it but it locked up the windows operations center. if you have malware bytes or the advance system care it can side step you to your restore points. also if you can get it to boot at all you can get Avast for free as a down load and it rips out rootkits

this just happened to me today
trying to fix it now and I know i don't surf porn except on here

right now mine just pops ever few min saying i am under atack and do i want to block or not..then i get another one that says I am missing antivirus protection.. then every so often they will pop up a porno.org link with no pics.... kinda sucks ass this computer has been virus free for 8 years from staying off porn sites...now i get this STD from Kelly

and I run FF but my wife just redown loaded explorer the other day because she didn't like FF wonder if it was from her haveing IE again

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