my friend is redirected..

  ana_girl 19:37 22 Nov 05
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my friend keeps getting redirected to a site 'easytracks.com'.i tried to open that site but it says that i dont have access to open that site.is this browser hijacker? or spyware? what can she do bout this?

  VoG II 20:43 22 Nov 05

By redirected, do you mean that if she types in a web address she gets taken to easytracks.com ?

If so look for the file

C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

(if not Windows XP it would be C:\windows\hosts)

and rename it to hosts.txt, then restart the PC.

Or do you mean her home page has changed?

  ana_girl 20:49 22 Nov 05

when we are already at a website and click on a link it takes her to easytracks.com

  VoG II 20:59 22 Nov 05

Try the hosts file as above.

  ana_girl 21:06 22 Nov 05

will try this.so this is not spyware? it's something with the pc?

  VoG II 21:23 22 Nov 05

Some spyware may have added an entry to the hosts file. Here is an explanation of what the hosts file does click here

  QuickHare 21:53 22 Nov 05

It is still best that you grab a copy of the PC Advisor and look for a coverdisc for "Lavasoft's Ad-Aware" and "Spybot Search & Destroy", which are good at finding and removing most spyware, helping to prevent this type of attack from happening again.

  ana_girl 21:57 22 Nov 05

tnx everyone ! i will try these =)

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