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Road Runner / Safari PROBLEM!

by aadnub12 / February 21, 2008 2:22 PM PST

My parents all have PCs and we get our internet from Road Runner(TW Cable). We have a router hooked up to a PC so we can all get wireless internet around the house. My Macbook is just a separate laptop that gets off of our internet service wirelessly. Nothing is hooked up. You know how if you forget to type in .com, .org, .etc in safari, it will bring you to a page that says it didn't work and asks you if you want to Google it. Well today it stopped doing that. It redirects me to Road Runner's search engine and searches it! This has never happened before! Is this something new Road Runner is doing to all computers that are getting off of their internet service? I was worried how they could change my settings so! Please help!

PS
I can turn it off i am more worried about WHY!

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RoadRunner
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 21, 2008 8:52 PM PST

What happens when your parents forget to type in the .com/.org?

It could be that RR has changed the way their DNS works and it redirects to a RR page.

Back in the day, ISP's would hijack your home page. Today they are a little more subtle.

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RR search engine
by slokarma / April 8, 2008 11:02 PM PDT
In reply to: RoadRunner

I am having a very similar problem. tho I have NOTHING connected to RR. Never have. And now all of a sudden, when I type in an address using Safari, RR pops up! I've tried deleting cookies, and no luck.

I tried to opt out of this RR crap, but the instructions are for Windows, and RR treats me like I'm a customer, which I am not, and never have been. WHERE DID THIS COME FROM AND WHY?

S.

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How are you connected to the Internet?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 8, 2008 11:09 PM PDT
In reply to: RR search engine

Who is your ISP?

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RR = RickRolled?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2008 11:09 PM PDT
In reply to: RR search engine
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