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Can't access google, facebook, or YouTube!

Discussion in 'Outages' started by davidneff, May 25, 2012.

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    Hello, whenever I try to go to youtube, facebook, or google, I get a spalsh page that says "Click on the link you want to follow" which then links me to some ad and not to the site I want. What is going on? Is anyone else getting that? I tried both firefox and chrome and both reveal the same results. I've attached a screenshot.

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    davidneff, May 25, 2012 IP
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  2. danasurvey

    danasurvey Well-Known Member

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    Have you run a virus check lately, and checked your computer for viruses and malware? Or have you changed any of your browser settings?
     
    danasurvey, May 25, 2012 IP
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    Check the file %system%\system32\drivers\etc\host.inc

    Make sure that host.inc doesn't have any entry for google.com
     
    CharlesAnthony, May 25, 2012 IP
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    You have a virus that has either modified your hosts file, or has changed your DNS settings.

    I suggest you look up on Google how to fix these problems, and try running a virus scanner just in case - your computer has been infected, and a manual fix may be your only option.

    The other alternative if you cannot do the above, is to format and re-install Windows.
     
    BlackIrish, May 25, 2012 IP
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    Very bad advise.
     
    CharlesAnthony, May 25, 2012 IP
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    davidneff Guest

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    I am getting the same effect on multiple divices so I fail to see the problem lying with a virus or browser settings. Is anyone else experiencing this?
     
    davidneff, May 25, 2012 IP
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    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    Seems like a malware.
    Scan your computer with a up to date anti virus software.
     
    Abhik, May 25, 2012 IP
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    davidneff Guest

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    Not sure what the issue was (maybe a hack), but it is fixed now. Apparently, it fixed itself.
     
    davidneff, May 26, 2012 IP
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    I'm sorry but I had to comment on that. Going to google might not help this guy :p
     
    PK-Host, Jun 2, 2012 IP
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    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    May be a virus. Have you tried using another web browser?
     
    dumindushalika, Jun 5, 2012 IP
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    Check your hosts file for entries of Google, Facebook, or YouTube.

    Your system might be infected with a virus, I would recommend you installing Malwarebytes and scan your system for potential viruses.
     
    Qala - Kelvin, Feb 13, 2014 IP
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    sonal mehara Greenhorn

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    i suggest you to check the setting options of both chrome and Firefox and also scan your system for bugs and virus.
     
    sonal mehara, Feb 26, 2014 IP