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At 04:01 AM 10/2/2004, Tim Nelson wrote:
>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 a porn site or some sort of
>advertisng/spyware type of thing). In doing so, it
>inserts a line into your registry that does not allow
>you to visit the site you actually wanted;

I had that problem and finally discovered it was a malicious "browser 
helper object" that some evil site had managed to put on my machine. I 
no idea how, since I'm extremely careful about these things. It was 
hijacking all my google searches. Neither Ad-aware or Spybot-Search & 
Destroy will find that. (although those two are very good at dealing with 
other spyware problems.) I used a program called BHODemon available from 
http://www.definitivesolutions.com/ to find and fix it. These days I run 
all three regularly to deal with this nightmare.

I also complain to my congress-people regularly about this. It is really 
aggravating to know I spend a lot of time creating a website and making it 
popular, only to have some dickhead's adware hijack it from the people 
trying to visit.


Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
kflint@loopers-delight.com    | http://www.loopers-delight.com