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Posted: 11/17/2003 3:09:14 PM EDT
On and off the last few weeks going to Google.com brings up a different site. Today it says this:


404 Error Page Not Found

A message from Server Admin: Some people have reported arriving at our error page after typing in or clicking a link to a major search engine. After extensive research into the issue we have found that one of our server I.P. addresses has been targeted by a virus which you may have on your computer called "QHosts". This virus was made several months before we were allocated the server I.P. addresses we have now, and therefore we have no control over it (much to our dismay as it causes disruption to our servers on a regular basis, however it is gradually diminishing.) The Microsoft cumulative patch for this vulnerability is available here.

We have provided our links page below which contains, amongst other things, hyperlinks to some major engines, routed thru our own server which is not affected by the virus, so they work Ok. You are welcome to use these links, if you want to, until your own computer is working properly.



Sounds like BS to me, anyone know anything?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 3:44:13 PM EDT
Nope, No problems on my end.
Make sure it's not your end that's being hacked.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 3:45:26 PM EDT
it has been acting strange for me, one time it will hit a site, a few minutes later, no sites found ????????????????
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 3:56:59 PM EDT
Nope, qhosts is a trojan which attempts to redirect your searching links. you may need to run a virus check on your system, otherwise, click here to get the fix.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:14:47 PM EDT
Nope, your hacked.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:23:19 PM EDT
Thanks Guys, I'll load Norton AV on my machine and scan it.

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