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Can't load some pages... (GIF Image, 1x1 pixels)

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by aznikill, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. aznikill

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    They both work fine for me.

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    They both work fine for me two.
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    Try clearing your cookies and flushing the cache.
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    Nope... that didn't work, i already tried flushing my cache and clearing my cookies. Maybe it had something to do with me installing the hosts file from PayItBackwards.com? But, i already changed back to the original hosts file. Can anyone still help?
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    Are you crazy? You let some spammy site give you a HOSTS file? That's like giving your house keys to a burglar! Delete it pronto!

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    lol.. if i delete it, will it come back??? how do i restore the original hosts?
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    1. Copy and paste this into Notepad (Minus the word "quote")
    2. Save it as C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\Hosts

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    Umm... i just did that i still can't load the site.. i still get the (GIF Image, 1x1 pixels) thing.
  11. Indochine

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    What browser are you using? I can see it in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. It isn't terribly exciting, it's the SuperMediastore Coupon Codes Newsletter. The second site you say you can't get to is a "sign up to be paid for reading email ads" site.

    I think you are now in Adware Hell...

    Personally, I never want to go to sites like that! Now I think about it, I don't like being sent there, either. Maybe I'll ask the Mods what they think. Who knows what browser hi-jacks and weird cookies they might be dropping?

    You are flirting with danger if you post that link, as I think links like that are not allowed. If you are trying to get around the rules, think again.

    You come across as someone who likes going to "get rich on the Web" type sites... Too many of these sites can be bad for your computer's health. That's spelled S-C-A-M. Also spelled V-I-R-U-S and T-R-O-J-A-N.

    You do seem rather keen to get people to check those sites out... makes me wonder just why?
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  12. aznikill

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    hmm.. my friends have used it and they used the hosts file and didn't replace it. They still can access both sites... I'm using FireFox... I can't go on it in Internet Explorer aswell.. Help!! Please give me recommendations on what i should do!
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    Please, please, please, edit your original post. That very long url is making viewing this thread a pain in the @ss, because of the scroll bars that it throws up.

    How do you actually know you're seeing a 1x1 GIF? How can you see it? What is the URL of this GIF?

    It is clear that you are getting redirected. You may have had a browser hijack. Maybe your PC is infested with spam toolbars and adware. Sure sounds possible!

    Run HiJackthis which you can get here

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3155

    If you have signed up with Payitbackwards, do you want to continue with them? I think they may have issued you with a HOSTS file so that you cannot sign up with rival get-paid-to-be-spammed outfits.

    maybe you have signed up with too many get-rich-by-doing-nothing scam sites, and they are all fighting over your computer and blocking each other! A lesson here, folks...

    1. Look in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc for a file called HOSTS

    2. Check it is the same as the one I posted.

    3. If it is not, make it so.

    4. Open the Run box on the start menu.

    5. Type this in

    ipconfig /flushdns

    6. Click OK

    7. Restart your computer.
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    links edited
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    I get redirected to this image link.
    http://www.qksrv.net/kk65efon7/fmr/435B3A6A/A5463A/3/
    4vg8wmr2B364337CC244A8CB85AAB74253/3?d=b%3cipu!uumr-l9tu3o
    9%3cnzzv%3A%2F%2F222.jvhur12.tkz%3AE6E6%2Firoiq-D8796D-768
    E6D9D%3c%3cM%3cnzzv%3A%2F%2Fr28.mgskiuv42uxrj.ius%2F%40_ys
    y.vnv%3Fy5%3Dol%26yt%3Dmi2%26hm%3Dmi2%26it%3DaY%3c


    Sorry about the spaces but i didn't want it wide.

    Here is my HiJackThis Log:
    I will try the flushdns now.
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  16. aznikill

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    This is the page that i get redirected to when i click on the very long link.


    [​IMG]




    I Also do NOT want to continue with PayItBackwards. This is the only site that i have registered at which is a get-rich-by-doing-nothing site.
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    moved to correct forum, links edited
    are you using megaupload?
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [megauploadtoolbar] C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\tbuninstall.exe -df "C:\Program Files\MegauploadToolbar\"
    what is getright?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRdownload.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRbrowse.htm
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    Umm... Yes...
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    So.. umm... Can anyone help??!
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    Quickest solution: Reinstall Windows and don't visit dubious sites in future.

  21. aznikill

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    umm.. is there another way other than wiping out all my files?

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