Search Engines-Google, Lycos, Alta Vista and yahoo

Posted: 10-04-2003, 12:51 PM
For some reason I am suddenly unable to access google or
other search engines yet I can access ANY other web site
as usual! All I get is the usual page unavailable message.

I am using a wireless broadband connection which I have
reinstalled to try and fix the problem. I also have zone
alarm installed and I wondered if this was causing any
trouble. However I shut down Zone Alarm which made no
difference!

Any suggestions what is wrong?

This has only occurred in the last 2 days.

Thanks,

Mark.

Search Engines-Google, Lycos, Alta Vista and yahoo


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robert
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Re: Search Engines-Google, Lycos, Alta Vista and yahoo
Posted: 10-04-2003, 02:34 PM
do your windowsXP update today
use your Help&Support Center (upper right entry)
2-updates released friday 10/3

>-----Original Message-----
>For some reason I am suddenly unable to access google or
>other search engines yet I can access ANY other web site
>as usual! All I get is the usual page unavailable
message.
>
>I am using a wireless broadband connection which I have
>reinstalled to try and fix the problem. I also have zone
>alarm installed and I wondered if this was causing any
>trouble. However I shut down Zone Alarm which made no
>difference!
>
>Any suggestions what is wrong?
>
>This has only occurred in the last 2 days.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mark.
>.
>
eric
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Search Engines-Google, Lycos, Alta Vista and yahoo
Posted: 10-04-2003, 08:43 PM
Help! me too!Have you got any info on what is happening?
The same thing is going on with my unit. I can't get ANY
search engines but the rest of my stuff is OK. I use
cable broadband. (also last 2 days!)

Thanks,
ET
>-----Original Message-----
>For some reason I am suddenly unable to access google or
>other search engines yet I can access ANY other web site
>as usual! All I get is the usual page unavailable
message.
>
>I am using a wireless broadband connection which I have
>reinstalled to try and fix the problem. I also have zone
>alarm installed and I wondered if this was causing any
>trouble. However I shut down Zone Alarm which made no
>difference!
>
>Any suggestions what is wrong?
>
>This has only occurred in the last 2 days.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mark.
>.
>
Ramesh [MS-MVP]
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Re: Search Engines-Google, Lycos, Alta Vista and yahoo
Posted: 10-06-2003, 09:26 AM
Hi Mark,

Your system might be affected by the recent Qhosts Trojan.

This Trojan Horse that will modify the TCP/IP settings to point to a
different DNS server. Blocks many search engines.

Trojan.Qhosts Removal Tool
http://securityresponse.symantec.com....qhosts.remova
l.tool.html

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...an.qhosts.html

==
Open the HOSTS file and delete all mappings except:
127.0.0.1 localhost

The file is located at
"C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc" (named "HOSTS")

Backup the current HOSTS file first.

==
Reset TCP/IP.

Click Start | Run | Cmd
type "netsh int ip reset changes.txt"

==
Run WinsockXPFix.exe.

==
To prevent this from happening:

Install hotfix 828750 which fixes the vulnerability:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...50/default.asp

==
HOSTS file guide:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

--
Regards,
Ramesh
[MS-MVP]
AOL: SRamesh2k

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For some reason I am suddenly unable to access google or
other search engines yet I can access ANY other web site
as usual! All I get is the usual page unavailable message.

I am using a wireless broadband connection which I have
reinstalled to try and fix the problem. I also have zone
alarm installed and I wondered if this was causing any
trouble. However I shut down Zone Alarm which made no
difference!

Any suggestions what is wrong?

This has only occurred in the last 2 days.

Thanks,

Mark.


 
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