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Posted on 02/15/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by lakeman

Anybody having a problem with ad.doubleclick redirecting to an error page. I was having this problem on Hotair and now it is on the Daily Caller. Ran spybot and malewarebytes to no avail. I can get to the home page but when I click on article it redirects to a error page saying internet explorer cannot display the webpage. Any ideas out there?

Thanks


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computer; internet; tech

1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:42:47 AM PST by lakeman
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To: lakeman

It could be just busy.

Early morning are busy times for these sites, because people are getting up and getting their morning news updates and such.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:44:23 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: lakeman

Are you running the free Malwarebytes or the purchased?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:25 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: lakeman

Examine \windows\drivers\etc\hosts in notepad or other text editor for spurious entries.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:46 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: lakeman

Go Mac.
I’m sorry, but it’s the only answer if you want to live in peace with your computer and the Internet. I hate to have to keep repeating the obvious; its like the, “were you born in a barn?” question; if you haven’t figured it out by now, you’re beyond help. Windows just simply is ridiculously terrible to use if you are having trouble with viruses.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:49:41 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: RoosterRedux

free


6 posted on 02/15/2012 8:50:39 AM PST by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: lakeman
No techie here, but there is a very nasty 'Heur Agent Gen. Whitebox' going around. My Super Anti-Spyware picked it up and flushed it. Twice.

Although it didn't get into my PC, I've read up on it and some of the symptoms (early stage) is the inability to get to certain pages, etc.

Best to run any anti-spyware removal tool in slow mode...

7 posted on 02/15/2012 8:52:33 AM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I never have virus problems as a general rule. If it was a virus why wouldn’t it happen on every page or link where ad.doubeclick is present? It is only doing it on the daily caller links now. The website it is trying to redirect to is over a thousand characters long.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 8:53:37 AM PST by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: lakeman
If you're using a router ... do a manual reset (button on back), then reset your admin ID and PW.
Restart PC in Safe mode w/ networking - then install & run Malwarebytes free version.
9 posted on 02/15/2012 8:54:34 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lakeman

I have a series of freebies that have served me well.
1) Ad-ware by Lavasoft
2) Spybot - Search and Destroy (practically a must-have)
3) Malware Bytes - Free like yours, just make sure it’s up to date.
4) MSFT’s Internet Essentials
5) CCleaner by Pirisoft

Yup, I run this whole assortment; what one misses another will catch, usually. They are all free, and if I had to pick ONE it would be Spybot (because of it’s “Immunize” function to prevent future infections).


10 posted on 02/15/2012 8:56:53 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: lakeman
I had a malware problem (a redirect upon Google search) a while back and had a beatch of a time getting rid of it.

After doing much research online, I concluded that the purchase of Malwarebytes was the only solution and did so.

It did the trick.

That said, I would recommend that you do your own research just in case a new free product has emerged.

Good luck!

11 posted on 02/15/2012 9:00:50 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: lakeman

I’m afraid I can’t help, but I have made it a point for many years never to click on ad.doubleclick, because I think it’s a troublemaker in itself.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:36 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
Another condescending and insulting post by yet another weenie MacLoser in response to a FRiend asking for help.
Gee, who'd have guessed?
13 posted on 02/15/2012 9:04:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lakeman

As I type this, Google is not responding for me, but Yahoooooooo and Bing are.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:09:06 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: lakeman

This may or may not be helpful, but when those separate-page as come up I close them using task manager. I touched one once and lived to regret it.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:22:14 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: lakeman

Not saying this will cure your problem, but it is well worth considering...

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm


16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:32:09 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: lakeman

Go back to previous restore point and then plan on backing stuff up, wiping disk clean and do fresh start. The time it takes to track down these things is way too much. And your still not be sure they are completely gone or just hibernating till later.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 9:40:23 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: All

Downloaded ad-aware it has picked up 2 items so far that malewarebytes or spybot didn’t. Fingers crossed.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 9:45:54 AM PST by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: lakeman

Two thoughts for after you are able to clean up the infection.

1. You might consider moving to Firefox and run the NoScript plugin. A lot of these infections come through javascript code attached to malicious webpages or ads. NoScript stops any code from running instantly but allows you to whitelist trusted sites. It stops a lot of viruses from getting a foothold.

Firefox — http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Addons — https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
NoScript — https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript

2. As a backup in case of a future infection, download a version of Linux and burn a live CD. Linux can run off a CD or DVD that bypasses the hard drive completely. You can also install it to a USB drive using the free PenDriveLinux windows software (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/).

If Windows fails to start or you get a virus that wrecks your system, you can boot into Linux and have a working browser so you can get online and fix the problem.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 10:39:16 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: lakeman

CCleaner by Pirisoft should fix it. Just run the cleaner and the Registry cleaner. Reboot and try again.

When you first go back online it may be a little slow for the first 5 minutes. After that it will get faster and faster.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner


20 posted on 02/15/2012 10:39:31 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: lakeman

Host Manager http://www.abelhadigital.com/
doesn’t specifically prevent your problem but it blocks the ad sites that usually cause that problem.

Plus: no ads!
Pages are so much easier to read without the ads that sites pay all that money to their web gurus to mess up their pages with.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 11:11:21 AM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: lakeman
Why are you even allowing doubleclick access to your computer?

Just block the whole domain. That's what I do.

22 posted on 02/16/2012 5:51:19 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

So your solution to a simple software issue is to drop thousands of dollars on a new computer? That makes a lot of sense.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 6:05:59 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

As the ultimate fix to the problem of windows viruses, yes. Or run Opem Solaris or Linux, or upgrade to Windows 7 at the least. I
Pragmatic, not just pimping Apple. I happen to know a lot about this stuff.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 6:34:43 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

So do I, and a Win7 upgrade costs a hell of a lot less than a new Mac. And if someone is having minor virus issues like this (potentially), they likely don’t have the know-how to run Solaris or Linux.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 6:46:49 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Cool. That’s right, but I’m just teaching what I know from experience. No arguments here.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 7:09:46 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lakeman

Hard to fix a computer when it is not in front of you so I can only suggest things to try.

1st I would get rid of the cookies I did not need actualy you could dump them all the worst that would happen is you would need to resign in at websites you frequent.

2nd I would addon Ghostery and Browser Protect to my browser and they will stop this crap from getting on your computer to start with!

3rd get this read their website it will take you step by step in making a rescue disc.
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?content=TRINITY_RESCUE_KIT____CPR_FOR_YOUR_COMPUTER&front_id=12&lang=en&locale=en

4th Go here and read about Linux it easy to install or you can run it live. Most of the work I do on computers now is setting up dual boot systems Windows and Linux usally after awhile people call and ask me to remove Windows all together but I advise to just leave it it doenst hurt to have if you need it!

http://distrowatch.com/


27 posted on 02/16/2012 7:31:10 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: lefty-lie-spy
I happen to know a lot about this stuff.

Maybe you do. Maybe not. On the internet nobody knows.....

But MacHeads with attitude who show up on PC threads are fair targets of abuse - flame and derision.

28 posted on 02/16/2012 7:42:43 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Don’t ZOT me, bro. :)
Cygwin to the rescue...


29 posted on 02/16/2012 8:13:53 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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