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By robertjsandor ·
I am having problems with a computer that will not sign on to any internet address with the words "Microsoft, MSN or Windows" in it.
I get the message "This page cannot be displayed".
It is happening on IE, Chrome, Mozella, Verizon.net, Netzero.net, MSN.com and Yahoo.
What is it about those three words?

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Can you post an example of a problem page ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Internet addresses

Might help to determine if the problem exists outside of your computer.

Otherwise, it sounds like a symptom of some form of Malware. Have you run scans ?

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Answer to Old Mycroft

by robertjsandor In reply to Can you post an example o ...

Boy I wish I could. Cannot get to any page to post an example of it. Chrome says "Oops",
Outlook express "Cant Open".
Only addresses with those three words will not go to the website.

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DNS hijack from malware or virus

by robo_dev In reply to Internet addresses

if you goto a command prompt and type

ping www.microsoft.com

what is the result?

further, if you type

nslookup www.microsoft.com

what is the result?

expected result:

ping www.microsoft.com

Pinging lb1.www.ms.akadns.net [207.46.19.190] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.

TR Rulez>nslookup www.microsoft.com
Server: your dns server here <<<yours
Address: xxx.xxx.xxx.x << your router IP

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: lb1.www.ms.akadns.net
Addresses: 207.46.19.254, 207.46.19.190
Aliases: www.microsoft.com, toggle.www.ms.akadns.net
g.www.ms.akadns.net

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Reply to robo_dev

by robertjsandor In reply to DNS hijack from malware o ...

Will try some of the suggestions. Rest of them way over my head

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For kicks, check the HOSTS file

by seanferd In reply to Reply to robo_dev

Search for HOSTS, or try looking here:
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc

Your Windows directory may be named Windows instead of WINNT.


Post the contents if it looks odd to you.

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Page wont open

by robertjsandor In reply to DNS hijack from malware o ...

I got a 14-page fix from H-P, it didnt work.
It had TCP/IP fixes and the whole haystack.
I've been looking all over and finally got through to a website "WindowsKB" it had 25-pages with 10-listings on each page of people having the same problem and it all started around the same time.
FOLKS: I thing we've been had. This is a problem that "Microsoft" created and they're
too pig-headed to admit it because of the bad press they'll get. I've got news for them,
THEY ARE ALREADY MAKING THEIR REPUTATION STINK! Anyone else out there getting URL's that won't open, let them know.

Sorry you-all guess I dont have a problem,
I've been busting my _____ over something that MSN will have to fix.

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Hmm. Like this?

by seanferd In reply to Page wont open
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A couple of checks

by Jacky Howe In reply to Internet addresses

Restart the PC

Click Start, Run type cmd and press Enter.

type netsh winsock reset at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.


If it is the DNS changer fixwareout will remove this.

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/lonny/Fixwareout.exe

The DNSChanger trojan is usually a small file (about 1.5 kilobytes) that is designed to change the 'NameServer' Registry key value to a custom IP address. This IP address is usually encrypted in the body of a trojan. As a result of this change a victim's computer will contact the newly assigned DNS server to resolve names of different webservers. And some of the resolved names will not point to legitimate websites - they will point to fake websites that look like real ones, but are created to steal sensitive information (like credit card numbers, logins and passwords).

VARIANT: Trojan.Win32.DNSChanger.al

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