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"Free Search Online" page redirect
« on: August 17, 2004, 03:22:16 AM »
I have had this problem for a while now and it is getting on my nerves, Some pages i try to go to, and some links on webpages I click I get redirected to a blue page that says "Free Search Online" and it has some poker adds on it, I have tried to download Hijack This, the anti hijack program but it gives me a error saying Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk. Im not sure why it does this and any help from you would be greatly appreciated, thank you all  :-\

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2004, 03:54:29 AM »
Funkeymunkey
Welcome to the forum.
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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2004, 04:09:41 AM »
Funkeymunkey, the best will be a full scan with Ad-aware and SpyBot...  ;)
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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2004, 05:27:04 AM »
I just have the free version of version of Avast, i plan on getting rid of Norton soon, i have windows XP home edition and im not sure what VPS is? =P. I dont get a error message at all, i scanned with ad-aware and it was still there after the scan  :(

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2004, 12:07:36 PM »
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This, the anti hijack program but it gives me a error saying
What anti hijack program?

Sounds to me that your hosts file is changed. Get HijackThis and post the log file here.

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2004, 01:22:42 PM »
This sounds like spyware to me.

Try scanning with programs such as spybot or ad-ware to remove these.
After please post a hijackthis log (from where Eddy suggested) and post the log below, this will make sure it is cmpleatly gone from your system.

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2004, 01:23:06 PM by lee16 »

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2004, 01:47:38 PM »
I just have the free version of version of Avast, i plan on getting rid of Norton soon, i have windows XP home edition and im not sure what VPS is?

VPS is the virus database, signatures to detect virus... I simple words, it the 'update' of the antivirus application  8)

Try what Eddy said or even install, update and run Spybot  8)
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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2004, 01:54:50 PM »
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i plan on getting rid of Norton soon
You can't have both Avast and Norton AV on your computer at the same time.
They conflict. You can use either with an online scan but not 2 resident scanners. I suggest you totally remove both using the proper tools and then re-install Avast!

Here are the procedures to acomplishe this task:

Let's start from scratch and get rid of first NortonAntivirus and the also Avast!.
Once both have been cleand off the system, you can again do a clean install of Avast without any trouble.
1 Click here to Uninstall Norton Antivirus
Make sure you select the right version!!!
After NAV has been uninstalled, reboot your computer.
2 Click here to download the Avast! Complete Uninstall Utility
Run the file to uninstall Avas! and again reboot your computer.
3 Re-install Avast and ENJOY.
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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2004, 07:58:28 PM »
Neither Ad-aware nor Spybot can  get rid of this thing  :-\, I would get Hijackthis but when i click on the link to download it says "Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." If i could find a way around this then maybe i could get Hijackthis.

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2004, 08:09:21 PM »
Click HERE it is my HJT analyzer and comes with the latest version of HijackThis.

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2004, 08:30:07 PM »
funky,

What the other users have said is correct but I want to add this clarification.
Spybot can lock the Home page as well as prevent changes to the host file.  These options will be found under the Immunize tab.

You definetly have spyware on your computer.  What you need to ascertain "Is my home page changing or am I only being redirected?"

What browser do you use?  In OE, look under Tools/Internet Options.  You should see what the Home page is set tool.   If it is set to a page you WANT, but are sent to another page, then you have a "hijacker trojan"

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2004, 10:14:44 PM »
It isnt changing my home page, only redirecting me when i click certain links or when i try to go to some pages.

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2004, 10:44:03 PM »
Wow, Eddy i tried downloading from your link it only gave me the analyzer, also I tried downloading HijackThis on my other computer and transfering it over on AIM, it says it got transfered but i cant find it on my computer anywhere. Finally i got mad and tried emailing it to myself from the other computer but i got the same error message i get when i try and download it....... Is there a greater evil at work here?  ???

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2004, 10:58:05 PM »
HijackThis is in the same folder as you installed the analyzer.
Are you sure you got THIS one? The installer should be 272Kb.

HijackThis.exe is HJT
hijack.exe is the analyzer.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2004, 11:00:13 PM by Eddy »

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Re:"Free Search Online" page redirect
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2004, 11:59:02 PM »
Yes i got that one and it says its 272 kb but when i install it and go to look in the folder there is only the analyzer, But when i went to delete it after I uninstalled it and nothing was in the folder i went to throw it away and it says there are still files in the folder and i cant throw them away. This just keeps on getting wierder  ???