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How do you fix or repair a 404 Not Found error message ?

by MrNcomputers / April 29, 2012 4:17 PM PDT

No matter what search engine I attempt to use , no matter what Web Site I attempt to click on always receive a 404 Not Found error message ( nigix ? )
How do you Fix or repair this recurring error?

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Clarification Request
OK, step me through this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2012 10:10 AM PDT

I go to (that's a search engine) type something in and you get a 404?

Or is this that IE weirdo thing about searching? I can't tell here but I never use it because the searches are often tainted by Bing (MSFT) playing up their own system.

If there is a hijack, Grif's advice on scanning usually finds it. Here's Grif's advice.;msg5099421


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How do you fix or repair a 404 Not Found error message ?
by MrNcomputers / May 1, 2012 2:55 PM PDT

Thank you for the quick response. I really appreciate it!
I will give it a try.
Mr. N. Computers

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Re: 404
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 29, 2012 5:49 PM PDT

That's strange. It's a message from the webserver. Nothing you can do about it except asking it for an existing page.

- What happened if you don't click on a link, but copy/paste it to your address bar?
- Does it happen in all browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) or just in one?


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by MrNcomputers / April 30, 2012 9:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: 404

It happens in Both Browsers : IE & Mozilla.
Newest wrinkle is I can't delete Bing as a search engine. It's the defaulty search engine & I can't delete it!
Now what ??
IE explore works normally except when I try to search for something no matter what search engine I try.
I attempted to eliminate / delete all of the search engines. But I'm unable to delete Bing when trying to manage add ons.
I think my computer has been "hijacked" ???
Thanks any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Mr. NComputers

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