Auto redirects - spam- please assist

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Mark G., Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Mark G.

    Mark G. Guest

    Not sure how many folks out there are having this issue, but there are times
    when I go to a site, and then for no reason, I am automatically redirected
    to this "Award Space" site. There is nothing consistent about it either.
    Just randomly happens. I am using IE7 and have both spam and antivirus
    protection. Neither of which indicates any issues that I can see. Checked
    what I know to look at, but nothing, I am stumped.

    Has anyone else seen, read, or run into this? How can I fix this? Is very
    annoying! Not even sure how it is happening.

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
    Mark G., Jan 29, 2007
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  2. Mark G.

    Rob ^_^ Guest

    Hi Mark,

    Its called Hijacking - some software is taking control of your browser and
    redirecting it.

    Run IE7 in no Addons mode to see if the problem persists.
    Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (no Add-ons)

    If it goes away, then you know that it is an Addon that is causing the
    hijacking. You can still do a web search with IE7's search box when in
    no-Addons mode so search the web for the names of the toolbars that you have
    installed. If they are badies, then there should be something on the web
    making a noise about it. Uninstall as required (Start>Settings>Control
    Panel>Add/Remove Programs)
    Also while youre at it check with your addon vendors for updates. Earlier
    versions of the Google toolbar have been causing problems, for one.

    Rob ^_^, Jan 30, 2007
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  3. Mark G.

    Mark G. Guest

    Awesome! Thanks for the help. I was starting to get really frustrated there.
    Also, for anyone else experiencing this, the old "HijackThis" routine takes
    care of this issue quickly. Now, I just wish I knew how it go into there.
    Thanks once again, my faith in these forums as been restored!
    Mark G., Jan 30, 2007
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