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Offline zeeks

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MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« on: April 13, 2011, 06:18:45 AM »
Anybody having same problem?
My regular browser is working fine but when I try to use safe zone, it directs to fake websites?!

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 06:26:50 AM »
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My regular browser is working fine but when I try to use safe zone, it directs to fake websites?!
what browser do you use?
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 06:41:04 AM »
Google Chrome

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 07:34:40 AM »
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fake websites
What do you mean?
The Safezone browser is based on Chromium like google. So it seem to look like it?
But it will run without any additional components such as "plug-ins" which are often used to distribute spyware.

You can http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73853.0
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 07:56:02 AM by ANHTHU5991 »
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 07:50:01 AM »
Reset your safe zone....

I think that works..... 8)
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 07:54:32 AM »
I can't run snip screen capture, because safezone does not allow any plug ins to run
When i initially open safezone it says that it can't be reached, with the avast url in the web address.
Is it possible the virtual desktop as a virus? Looks like redirect virus but only when i use safezone.

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 07:57:16 AM »
it looks like google because they have the same platform as i said above
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 08:08:40 AM »
here is a physical pic

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 08:10:33 AM »
another pic upon opening safezone

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 08:13:04 AM »
I couldn't be the first one to have safezone virtual virus?? Nobody else have the same symptoms

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 08:22:09 AM »
I'm going to bed, maybe somebody will have something by tomorrow, Thanks for any help in advance.

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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 10:52:47 AM »
seriously, no idea how you're getting that ??? ... suspicious in every way
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 11:23:01 AM »
Are you sure your DNS and/or hosts file has not been hijacked?

For hosts you can check C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc - open the hosts file in notepad.
It should look something like this. If you have anything under the localhost lines, then it may have been modified by a virus.

Checking if your DNS has been hijacked is harder, but I'd highly recommend you run a full system scan using both avast and MalwareBytes.

After doing all of the above, open Avast, click Additional Protection then SafeZone and click the Reset SafeZone button.
Either logout of your Windows account, and log back in again - or restart your computer. Then open SafeZone and see if you still have the same problem.

If resetting the SafeZone still does not fix the issue, then I would highly recommend repairing avast (using the option on the program uninstaller) and resetting SafeZone again to see if that makes any difference.
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 11:26:42 AM »
yeah but if his DNS got hijacked, he'd be rerouted with his "normal browser" too... okay not really in fact, as the SafeZone uses its own Avast secured DNS server... and honestly I can hardly believe that there's any issue there...
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Re: MY safe zone browser hijacked! goes to fake google
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 11:31:11 AM »
and honestly I can hardly believe that there's any issue there...

...and it better be not.
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