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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by matkins, May 18, 2008.

  1. matkins

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    I'm not a cpanel user. Don't even know what it is... But on my desktop computer, every time I try to go to Google.com, I'm directed to a cPanel page saying that there is no webpage configured at this address.

    I've never seen it happen on any other computer. This particular desktop will also not allow any kind of a search function, whether in aol, msn, etc. Sounds like a virus to me, but I'm a novice.

    Anyone ever heard of such a thing??????

    Thanks
     
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    you are most likely right in your first assumption.

    either you have a virus or a spyware that has changed your hostfile to point www.google.com to a server where the domain doesn't exist any more.

    open your c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\host and check if it contains anything out of the ordinary.

    if it was my computer and i thought i had a virus, i would have reinstalled it completely.
     
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    C:\windows\system32\.....

    Thanks for the suggestion. Didn't see anything that was unusual. I hate to reconfigure the desktop. It is otherwise working fine and I use it infrequently, opting for my laptop. Was hoping for a patch or easy fix.
     
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    Try running the usual anti-spyware, anti-virus programs ... several times. Once is never enough, often it takes several sweeps to clean 'em out, sort of layer by layer.

    :D Bailey
     
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