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RE: (no subject) (ebay)

Have you tried free ad-aware SE.  Here's one of there add on's


"Layered Service Providers (LSP) are small pieces of software that can be
added or inserted into the Windows TCP/IP handler by other software. Data
outward bound from your computer to a legitimate destination on the 
can be intercepted by an LSP and sent somewhere other than where you intend
it to go. LSP Explorer lets you view active LSP and Name Service Providers
on your system, along with detailed information about each so you can
determine whether or not they're legitimate. Access LSP Explorer can be run
directly from the Add-ons menu. LSP Explorer works with all versions of

I had a lot of similar problems, that not even SPYBOT could get rid of, so 
downloaded all of ad-aware's add on's, so between the two of them, and a 
others (system mechanic, and mcAfee), I finally cleaned out the registry.

I believe that what's going on here is one of the biggest invaders of our
privacy in recent history, and they are getting away with it, in the name 
free enterprise.  I've even contacted my congress-person, and told them 
I'm in business too, and I'm for free enterprise, but for me, this is no
different than the civil rights movements of the 60's.  The businesses, and
schools, etc, back then, had a right to serve, or not to serve anyone they
pleased, but the people being discriminated against had a higher right, and
the people eventually won out!  Likewise,  the internet businesses have a
right to market and to advertise, but once they intrude into our computers,
they've more than passed the limit of their rights.  If they physically 
into our houses, there are laws to protect and defend ourselves, and to
prosecute them for forced entry, and as far as I'm concerned, this is 
entry!  Try sending a robot into someone's house to kill them, and then 
the cops that it wasn't you.  It's actually absurd, when you start to think
about it.  And I'm tired of spending all my time and money to defend 

So anyway, I'll get off my soapbox, but for a computer based musician, this
is not off topic.  In fact, there are some musical things that I can't get
any other way, than through the internet, and by downloading.  And being
part of the community of musicians through out the world, such as this 
and sometimes, almost real-time, would almost be impossible.  Thanks, 
Kim, for all that you're doing!



-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Nelson [mailto:psychle62@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 4:02 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: (no subject) (ebay)

I'm not sure of the technical nomenclature, but I wish I did, as I have a
similar situation. Sounds like you might have a host problem in your
registry; invasive code gets in and redirects you to another site (usually 
porn site or some sort of advertisng/spyware type of thing). In doing so, 
inserts a line into your registry that does not allow you to visit the site
you actually wanted; in my case, these would include Amazon and (gasp)
Looper's Delight. After you've removed the offending site, a registry entry
remains, so that when you subsequently try to access the site you 
wanted, your browser times out.

It's related to "browser hijacking", but again, I haven't been able to find
out enough about how to fix it to actually do so. :(

Does anyone have a suggestion for how to fix this without wiping the whole
registry/operating system/hard drive? Or at least, can someone offer a
better/clearer  explanation than I have so that I'll have a better clue?


--- Jeff Shirkey <jcshirke@midway.uchicago.edu> wrote:

> >OT?:
> >
> >I haven't been able to get ebay to load on my
> browser (Micro. Explorer) for
> >a couple of weeks.  Has this been happening to any
> of you?

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