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#1 Apr 08 2004 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Not sure about this one, but it was posted over on the Main FFXI board.
#2 Apr 08 2004 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Loose the ad.
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#3 Apr 09 2004 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone else getting their homepage reset to this after a good 30-40 minutes of browsing here?
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#4 Apr 09 2004 at 10:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Bakkasan, looks liek you ahve an existing browser hijack installed. Try this to remove it:

Try this:

Step one. Download and run Ad-aware from making sure to get the latest spyware filter updates after you run it.

Next run a search for any "hosts" files that may have been created on the machine. Chances are they are not needed, so rename them to something other than hosts for the time being so they won't be active.

Next in internet explorer go to Tools: Internet Options. On the General tab, Click on Delete cookies; Delete files (delete all ofline files is Checked); click on the settings button, go to view files (delete anything in that directory) then click view objects (Also delete anything in that directory). Click Clear History.

On the security tab, Select Internet and then click on custom level then select Reset to: Medium and press the reset button.

On the Content tab, click Clear SSL state

On the Connections tab, if you are connected via a network card, click on the LAN button. If the Proxy server section has any content in it, or is checked, uncheck and delete all information.

On the Programs tab, press the Reset all web settings button

On the advanced tab, click the restore all defaults.

Now go to Start:Run and type in ipconfig /flushdns

After that, restart the computer and see if it will connect to the internet when it restarts. If it will, great. If it won't there is probably still another registry key that is messed up. The easiest way to fix that will be to grab a new copy of internet explorer (you can get IE 6 off the windows XP cd) and install it over the existing copy.

That should reset most vectors of problems. If not, it may be in the VxD's or the registry. Easiest thing to do at that point may be to just reinstall windows. Running "Hijackthis" could also help.
#5 Apr 22 2004 at 2:56 AM Rating: Good
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Oh is that ad the one that says I'm the millionth visitor to the site and I get a special prize? Even after the 5th time viewing it?

Makes me want to go back to using IE for that wonderful ad-blocking plugin, adshield.
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#6 Apr 23 2004 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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It's an HTA hijack from this site. Just break the file assosiation with .HTA scripts.

Open Explorer (Right mouse click on START button, then left click Explore)

From the menu at the top, choose Tools | Folder Options | File Types

Scroll down until you see in the Extensions Column the letters HTA.

Highlight it with a mouse click

Click the Delete button to remove this association.

Thought you might want an answer that actually fixed the problem and wasn't "Reinstall Windows"


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#7 Apr 23 2004 at 7:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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that gets rid of that particular problem, but can cause other problems with at least 1 other legitimate script on the entire planet. Maybe even 2. Good fix though Smash
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