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12-18-2007 | Self

Posted on 12/18/2007 6:14:58 AM PST by Always Right

I can't get any of the major search engine sites to open, but am having no problems with smaller sites. Anyone else having problems.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cnn; dogpile; google; yahoo

1 posted on 12/18/2007 6:14:59 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Are you logged in? :)


2 posted on 12/18/2007 6:15:38 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Always Right

Works fo me

http://www.altavista.com/


3 posted on 12/18/2007 6:15:43 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Dahoser

I can get to Google ok.


4 posted on 12/18/2007 6:16:07 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Always Right

AB’sF


5 posted on 12/18/2007 6:16:22 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Why has gasoline gone up over $1/gal since dims took Congress???)
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To: Always Right
Looks like you have an issue with your Internet connection.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

6 posted on 12/18/2007 6:17:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Always Right

www.lavasoft.com

Get AdAware.

Your browser might have been hijacked.


7 posted on 12/18/2007 6:17:14 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Always Right

CLICK HERE


8 posted on 12/18/2007 6:17:37 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Always Right

Seems ok to me


9 posted on 12/18/2007 6:17:51 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Always Right
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
10 posted on 12/18/2007 6:21:09 AM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: Always Right

Probably closed for housekeeping. Try again later.


11 posted on 12/18/2007 6:21:24 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Get AdAware.

Not so fast there. I've used AA for years. I put AdAware on a computer with Vista recently. It ran OK for a while but now AA won't run, uninstall or install. Apparently, according to the number of complaints I've seen, Lavasoft has a problem with later releases of AdAware.

12 posted on 12/18/2007 6:22:29 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: Always Right

The search engines all closed down yesterday, because everything has been found.


13 posted on 12/18/2007 6:26:33 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Always Right

Have you scanned your computer for an exploit virus?


14 posted on 12/18/2007 6:28:34 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Always Right

You probably have a browser hijacker. It may be malfunctioning and not redirecting you to one of those idiotic hijack search engines like CoolSearch or somesuch.

Just as some viruses block anti-virus sites like McAfee and Symantec; there are a whole bunch of browser hijackers that hijack your browser whenever you enter the URL for Google or any of the other popular search engines.

Maybe the hacker who wrote the script for the hijacker that has your browser screwed up and it only crashes it...

Run an anti-spyware, anti-adware and anti-virus check and see if it finds anything.


15 posted on 12/18/2007 6:28:47 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Always Right

Try running Spy Bot Search and Destroy and be sure your anti-virus program is updated.


16 posted on 12/18/2007 6:38:36 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Izzy Dunne
The search engines all closed down yesterday, because everything has been found.

I think you may have reached the "end of the internet".

17 posted on 12/18/2007 6:51:47 AM PST by Chuck54 (Go ahead, vote for the Huckster and help elect the Democrat!!!)
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To: FreePaul
Apparently, according to the number of complaints I've seen, Lavasoft has a problem with later releases of AdAware.

I'm running the most recent release of AdAware. No problems. But I'm running it on XP; not Vista. Are you sure Vista isn't the cause of your problems?

18 posted on 12/18/2007 6:53:19 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: Always Right

Hmmm . . . I have not noticed a problem. Good luck fixing yours.


19 posted on 12/18/2007 6:55:13 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Always Right

komando.com


20 posted on 12/18/2007 6:55:30 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ("Has there been a code nine? Have you heard from the Doctor?")
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To: Always Right
Format the hard drive. Reinstall the OS.

Ticket Closed.

/S

21 posted on 12/18/2007 6:57:20 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: Always Right

Open Notepad. File > Open and browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Check to make sure an exploit virus or malware didn’t put some redirected IPs in for search engines.

You can also check hosts-file.net for a hosts file that will block pretty much every undesirable site you could imagine by simply redirecting it to 127.0.0.1.


22 posted on 12/18/2007 6:59:58 AM PST by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / Molwn Labe!)
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To: Justa
Format the hard drive. Reinstall the OS.

Ticket Closed.

/S

Unfortunately these are the actual instructions issued by tech support at the big PC makers (Dell, HP, et al) - no sarcasm tag required there! Of course, 'tech support' is a euphemism for 'call center in Bangalore with barely-trained phone ops who like to put you on hold a lot and speak a maddeningly unintelligible form of pidgin English.'

23 posted on 12/18/2007 7:01:34 AM PST by relictele (Clarence White & Don Rich RIP)
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To: Always Right

A friend on another board is having trouble too this morning with Google. Keeps getting redirected to google.com.hk (Hong Kong).

May indeed be a virus redirect somewhere...


24 posted on 12/18/2007 7:04:39 AM PST by Philistone (If someone tells you it's for the children, he believes that YOU are a child.)
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To: Always Right

Since you can get here there is no problem, just ask one of these helpful Freepers that can to run them to do the search for you and post the results. Sorry I can’t help much now because I’ll be in the shower.


25 posted on 12/18/2007 7:09:20 AM PST by ThomasThomas (An investigative journalist is one who uses spellcheck.)
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To: Always Right
Check here to see if you qualify.
26 posted on 12/18/2007 7:13:38 AM PST by Philistone (If someone tells you it's for the children, he believes that YOU are a child.)
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To: Always Right

If this is a browser hijacker..then download and run this.

Fixwareout.exe

It will remove any hijacker from your computer.

It’s the only thing that worked for me.

Adaware and Spybot found it, but didn’t remove it.


27 posted on 12/18/2007 7:21:00 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: relictele
I know, it’s bad. I knew of an IT contractor team in Iraq that used a release form stating acknowledgment that all data might be lost and it was the users’ responsibility for backup. They made the people drop their laptops off at their office and their SOP was to wipe them. Can’t open an Outlook attachment? Wipe and reload. They eventually got the boot off base but unfortunately most of them just slithered off to another contract. At least their supervisor, the ultimate culprit, got the boot from Iraq by his employer. By sheer coincidence (of course) he was a Lib. Lots of that over there btw, Lib contractors in effect sabotaging the mission.
28 posted on 12/18/2007 7:32:20 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: FreePaul

Why does Vista seem to be the common denominator in most of the problems I hear these days?


29 posted on 12/18/2007 9:04:23 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: bcsco

I also am running AdAware on XP with no problem. The problem is on a machine with Vista. It’s a problem with AdAware and/or Vista but a lot of people are having the same problem. If AdAware won’t run on Vista without problems who is at fault. Yeh, I know, whoever installed Vista.


30 posted on 12/18/2007 3:00:12 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: Always Right
I just checked my search injun...all OK here.


31 posted on 12/18/2007 3:12:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL


32 posted on 12/18/2007 3:14:56 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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