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browser keeps redirecting me

by galaxy02 / July 30, 2004 9:18 AM PDT

My internet explorer has recently decided to redirect itself back to my homepage (which keeps changing on its own) when I try to check my hotmail account or after I've click on 5 or more links from the same site. The site it redirects to has no URL, just about:blank and it's title is "Searching for..." I've updated my virus (Norton Antivirus) and spyware (Spyware Doctor) programs and run thorough checks with them several times. I am unable to check for updates for Windows ME because I get redirected before I can run the scan. I've fixed any and all virus and spyware problems found and I've rebooted my comp several times and I'm still having problems. I even installed a firewall thinking that would do it, but it hasn't. Any suggestions as to what is causing this and how I can fix it?

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Re: browser keeps redirecting me
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 30, 2004 9:30 AM PDT
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Re: browser keeps redirecting me
by galaxy02 / July 30, 2004 2:52 PM PDT

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully something will work. Happy

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