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Number of concurrent downlaod in a webpage/website

by LiveAndLearn / August 16, 2006 1:12 PM PDT

Hi all,

Sometimes when I type in an URL address, say www.hotmail.com, it changes automatically to something like www.hotmail.com.com, or www.hotmail.com.org and I was taken to these sites. These only happened when I typed in popular sites like Hotmail and Google.

This problem may just go away when I do soemthing as simple as clearing the history or cookies in my IE. Other times, not so easy. It sometimes just went away for no reason (not the ones I know of). I've installed a number of security software: ZoneLabs with Anti-virus, Ad-Adware, Spyware-Blaster and a-square.

Anyone has this kind of annoying pests?

Thanx in advance.

L & L

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(NT) (NT) Oops! Sorry that my title does not match my content!
by LiveAndLearn / August 16, 2006 1:15 PM PDT
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Are those actual examples, and ...
by Papa Echo / August 16, 2006 6:04 PM PDT

...you can really go to sites with a name like www.hotmail.com.com or www.hotmail.com.org ? If not, please provide actual examples.

Sometimes, the web sites you intend to go to redirect you the another or new site - it may be a mirror site - maybe because the ''original'' site is under maintenance, etc. You may also be infected with viruses and parasites which ''auto completes'' the URL and direct you to very different sites, etc. Also, if you choose to ''Search'' from the address bar(Internet Options), your URL entry may be turned into a search item if the address you entered cannot be found, or that site is temporary down....it may go to ''the most likely site''. Do you have the same problem if you use another browser, e.g Firefox ?

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