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difficulty with yahoo mail and clicking on links

by cmaxton / September 26, 2004 9:37 AM PDT

Just about 2 weeks ago, I started having problems with my yahoo mail. "{after preparing an e-mail} when I go to the address book and check the approiate [to, cc, bcc] and then enter submit it just 'sits' there and won't transfer. Also I have noticed on some links within e-mails and sites that I frequent, it will not place the address in the address bar an then go to that site. example @Rick selby's help site once the site is opened then I mouse click on "GOD" and the screen never goes there. It use to and on some sites it will go there. I am very flustered about this and could use some help.
Windows 98SE, DSL connection,*** wasn't having this trouble until late.
P.S. I can copy and paste the address there and then it will place the addy in the e-mail or go to the site, but this is very annoying.

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This reads like a browser or search HIJACKING.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 10:13 AM PDT

I find a simple test is to install FIREFOX ( and see if the issue subsides. If it does, use ADAWARE, SPYBOT, STINGER, AND HOUSECALL which you read about daily in the security forum to find and remove the pests.

If it's not a hijacker, look up and use IEFIX on which will automatically fix many IE issues.


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Re: This reads like a browser or search HIJACKING.
by cmaxton / September 26, 2004 11:12 AM PDT

Thanks, I tried iefix and still nothing. However I did load firefox, my brother uses it and is very satisfied, well it worked and I am once again a happy camper. You guys are the best. Thanks again!!!

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Re: This reads like a browser or search HIJACKING.
by chuckieu / September 27, 2004 2:50 AM PDT

Also be aware that Yahoo has a bad habit of periodically
changing things without even telling their techs. I seem
to recall something about that time frame. Might have
screwed up your settings. I automatically assume they did
and deal with it as such. Almost always right. But I do
happily use Mozilla. chuck

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