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Website address changes

by Gakada / October 7, 2004 12:18 AM PDT

Windows XP pro, SP1, Adaware, Spybot SD, AVG, also Run CWSherdder... all said its clean.. didn't found anything..

Just today, when I type the website went to

What happened? or is this a sign of browser hijack?

Anything should I do to fix it?

Thank You

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Re: Website address changes
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 7, 2004 3:33 AM PDT


Are you able to "repeat" the issue? Will the computer do it repeatedly? If you type in another URL, will it again go to Majorgeeks?

Are you typeing in the URL in the address line of Intenet Explorer or are you using some other browser?

Most browser hijacks go to a search engine or porn site. I haven't seen one that went to a legitimate site like Majorgeeks.

If it only happened once, then it may be a glitch or possibly "autocomplete" kicked in and caused a different site to be listed when you pressed the "enter" key.

Hope this helps.


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Are you using a gateway server?
by Melati Hitam / October 7, 2004 4:22 AM PDT

If it is, then your gateway server is acting up .. RESTART it..

This same problem happened to me recently..

what I don't understand is why it doing that.. my gateway server using Linux Redhat.

Good Luck

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Thank you both..
by Gakada / October 7, 2004 8:46 PM PDT

Restarting the gateway server cure it...

Although I still puzzled why only those two url get affected --- I can browse other site normally, when that happened.--

Anyway, thank you again for the help

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