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Windows refuses to go to my homepage........

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by jeffncris, Jan 14, 2007.

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    jeffncris Member

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    I have Win XP, current and up to date. Yesterday when I logged on (Explorer 7), I got the dreaded 404 file not found error. My homepage is www.cnn.com and I thought maybe there was a problem with the site but a friend's computer goes no problems. I downloaded Firefox, same thing happens. I am running the latest Zone Alarm Firewall and Anti-spyware, along with AVG free. I think it may be the Firewall blocking me for some reason, but I can't figure out why....thanks in advance for your help!

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    C'mon guys, I need some help! Surely someone has had this or a similar problem before.... I am getting a tumor here!
     
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    its called your connection is down. Try going o google.com see if that works if you get the same error then your connection is down. Otherwise you have a virus that takes your homepage and makes it what it wants. Also do not use zone alarm they are horrible use something else.
     
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    More than likely, it's some sort of malware that's locked your home page.

    You'll have to clean the system with Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy...things like that. Also, you can use HiJackThis to find out what might be locking the page.
     

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