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SteVato

Browser hijacked, can't update.

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Hi all,

My browser has been hijacked -- everything sends me to a google analytics link.
I am running win Xp sp3 with Norton Internet Security, and a completel system scan (with Norton up to date) does not detect anything.

I have downloaded the free version of Ad-aware but can't update the definitions:

Web update returns:
connection error, check your settings errorcode = -1

I have tried all methods described in the FAQs without success.
I also tried the manual update but the link [ [url="http://download.lavasoft.com/public/core.zip"]http://download.lavasoft.com/public/core.zip[/url] ]
is not working!

I ran a scan with the old definitions and nothing was picked up.

Any help is appreciated

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That link is working, I tried some minutes before. But I don't know what is the solution of your problem.

I was same connection error, but after uninstall and reinstall Ad-Aware, this problem is solved.


Oh, I am using google, here is a link with same problem, and with the solution for you: [url="http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites/thread?tid=1d66077705459abe&hl=en"]http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/site...59abe&hl=en[/url]

You have a Trojan Horse with DNS poisoning.

Cinke Edited by cinke

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The correct link for the definitions is:

[url="http://download.lavasoft.com/public/core.aawdef.zip"]http://download.lavasoft.com/public/core.aawdef.zip[/url]

You can access that link from these pages:

[url="http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/securitycenter/blog"]http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/securitycenter/blog[/url]

[url="http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/support/supportcenter/faqs/i-cannot-update-the-definitions-file-what-should-i-do"]http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/support...hat-should-i-do[/url]?

For the redirects, if cinke's solution doesn't work, you can follow the instructions in my signature for posting in the HijackThis forum where somebody can help you diagnose and remove any malware.

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