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Posted: 8/23/2005 4:20:50 PM EDT
I use yahoo as my home page because it's convenient to scan News headlines and my local weather is tacked there. Out of the blue my computor is being redirected to Yahoo mail log on page. I don't have Yahoo mail. What I have determined so far is it only happens when I try to open threads in "My Active Topics" and "Active topics". If I go to a specific forum everything is good.

I've restarted twice, and I am currently running a virus scan.

Any ideas?

Bomber
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:21:36 PM EDT
what's the URL of your home page?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:25:37 PM EDT
Jeeez, I thought I was the only one. I just got done fixing mine. Seems to be an issue with coolwebsearch and some Yahoo hijacker... here is a link to the site with free software to fix it. There is a CWshredder and another called spyware scanner which is done by the provider via the internet. Takes a couple minutes and youll be good to go... just did mine and its fine now....

housecall.trendmicro.com/
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:26:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 4:27:14 PM EDT by IAMLEGEND]
Blow away yahoo tool bar and yahoo installer. Just addressed this issue on one of my bosses machines minutes ago.

ETA: We also ran a scan for spyware...it's still running.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:42:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 4:43:43 PM EDT by viper5194]
Im telling you without a doubt, go to the link I provided and use the two tools on the bottom of the page. It will fix the issue. I just did it not more then 10 minutes ago... Your problem is the same as mine was. You click the home button or open internet explorer and it directs you to your mail account. Its a CWS hijacker imbedded in your Yahoo tool bar ...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:46:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By viper5194:
Im telling you without a doubt, go to the link I provided and use the two tools on the bottom of the page. It will fix the issue. I just did it not more then 10 minutes ago... Your problem is the same as mine was. You click the home button or open internet explorer and it directs you to your mail account. Its a CWS hijacker imbedded in your Yahoo tool bar ...



Move to Firefox ....now!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:52:36 PM EDT
LOL I use both... Firefox primarily for me , but my GF refuses to stop useing internet explorer... I end up fixing issues she gets into..
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:56:20 PM EDT
I only use IE for sites that require it. Can't say I have that problem when I do use it though.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:03:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 5:04:41 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
Same thing is happening here at work.....And these machines are clean.... Well, anytime I want to goto any site that deal with Yahoo it goes to my mail....Wierd
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:06:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Same thing is happening here at work.....And these machines are clean.... Well, anytime I want to goto any site that deal with Yahoo it goes to my mail....Wierd



If its doing the same ting they are not clean... Go to the link i provided. It will fix your problem as well.. AVG, microsoft Anti spy, Yahoo anti spy, spybot, and many more WILL NOT remove the coolwebsearch hijacker...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:14:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 5:16:26 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
Yes the system is clean.... Its what I do. BUt for humor I went... As I said. clean. I think its a a Yahoo issue itself....Or with Yahoos tool bar (we installed it).... Off to go play.


Originally Posted By viper5194:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Same thing is happening here at work.....And these machines are clean.... Well, anytime I want to goto any site that deal with Yahoo it goes to my mail....Wierd



If its doing the same ting they are not clean... Go to the link i provided. It will fix your problem as well.. AVG, microsoft Anti spy, Yahoo anti spy, spybot, and many more WILL NOT remove the coolwebsearch hijacker...

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:38:22 PM EDT
Thanks, I ran the software. There was some spyware but no hijackers according to the software. Can some one tell me more about firefox?


Bomber
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:46:38 PM EDT
Mozila Firefox , type it in any search engine and go download it. totaly free...
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