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Wtf Internet? Being redirected to pages other than what I am typing

projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So this started a few days ago when my lady was using the computer. She would click on the bookmark link in Chrome for facebook and it would take her to the washington post website. I didnt believe it at first until I saw it happen myself.

Then just now I was browsing slashfilm and it took me to a myspace error page with facebook.com as the web address.

I ran AVG the other night and nothing came up.

I am at a complete loss as to what is going on.

Halp?

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sounds like maybe DNS poisoning.

    Who is your ISP? And change your DNS to OpenDNS or googleDNS.

    Google OpenDNS/googleDNS for instructions.

    EDIT: American Court of Appeals overturned Network Neutrallity yesterday, so if you are with one of the big american ISPs, this is probably the case.

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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So yeah, post up hijackthis log, run anti-virus check, spyware check etc and report back with logs and whatnot.

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  • IconoclysmIconoclysm Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Does this happen when browsing in another web browser too?
    If not, uninstall/reinstall of chrome should fix it.
    If it does, type the following IP address into the browser windows and report what happens:
    66.220.146.25

    ( Its the IP address for facebook btw, nothing to worry about )

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  • darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    strange, normally adware malware would jack you browser to go to casinos or porn..

    I would just system restore to before this shit started happening.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Gotta agree that it sounds like someone jacked your DNS. Check your DNS settings.

    Then proceed to hit your computer with as much anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware as you can.

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Man, this has happened to me and my roommate two or three times this school year. I had no idea what was going on, either (no virus/malware/spyware/etc popped up when I ran a scan for it). I'll try to find this thread again when it happens next. :P

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    As a network tech, I'd recommend a third party DNS like opendns or Googledns

    OpenDNS's servers are
    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    Googles are
    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

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  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Did you check your hosts file?

    Use notepad, and open it up: C:/ Windows/system32/drivers /etc/ hosts

    should just read home (127.0.0.1), we play pranks on people all the time at work with it, like changing hulu to re-direct to a page that says "get back to work you tool"

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  • SkyCaptainSkyCaptain IndianaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    blakfeld wrote: »
    Did you check your hosts file?

    Use notepad, and open it up: C:/ Windows/system32/drivers /etc/ hosts

    should just read home (127.0.0.1), we play pranks on people all the time at work with it, like changing hulu to re-direct to a page that says "get back to work you tool"

    On a sidenote about hosts files... is there a way to block everything except a small list of allowed sites and can you just specify those sites by typing in: penny-arcade.com or does it have to be the ip address?

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Use a whitelist filter, much easier.

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    A follow up. It happened again today so I changed my dns to google. So far everything is working fine, thanks for the help =D

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  • krushkrush Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    happened to one of my kid's machines'. Type in google, yahoo, msn, or similar pages and it would redirect to random porn. Eventually, even myspace was taken over. I did a dns flush and pointed directly at our ISP's DNS servers and that took care of it.

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