Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GC.com and Letterboxing down?
started by: jackbear

Posted by jackbear on Nov. 29 2004,7:56 am
Well, I'm trying to ascertain whether or not I have a browser/virus/ problem, or whether anyone else is getting this.  When I try to go to gc.com or letterboxing.org I'm getting some med rx site instead.  Links to geocaches are getting "forbidden" messages.  I'm getting Buxley's and Navicache alright.  Anyone have suggestions.  Odd...guess its just a monday.

grrr....jackbear

Posted by PC Medic on Nov. 29 2004,8:07 am
Well not sure if it was a temporary thing or if your browser was hijacked by malware, but I just tried both and seem to work OK from here.
Posted by jackbear on Nov. 29 2004,9:20 am
Thanks PC Medic.  Somehow I got back into GC.com...but still having problems with Letterboxing.org.  Keep getting this infernal MedRX thing...does it when I try yahoogroups too.  So its something on my computer for sure, it does it both on IE and Safari (yeah I have a Mac).  Why only some sites though?  Any suggestions?
Posted by Scout on Nov. 29 2004,10:48 am
Close your browser, reboot, then run a virus check and an adware check on your full system.
Posted by PC Medic on Nov. 29 2004,4:46 pm
While it is odd that it only effects certain URL's I would agree with Scout. I would suggest downloading and running both < Ad-Aware > and < SpyBot >.

Hope this has been of some help.

Posted by scalpel on Nov. 30 2004,9:54 pm
update and run a current HOSTS file.  It will protect without extra software or whatnot.
read this page.

< http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm >

Will prevent your system from even accessing bad sites.

Posted by PC Medic on Dec. 01 2004,4:49 am
Quote (scalpel @ Nov. 30 2004,11:54 pm)
update and run a current HOSTS file. áIt will protect without extra software or whatnot.
read this page.

< http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm >

Will prevent your system from even accessing bad sites.

This method also works very well, but requires more interaction on your part with constatnt updating as new methods are employed by the 'BAD' sites.

I prefer the lazy mans method  :grinnin

Posted by CoyoteRed on Dec. 01 2004,10:38 am
Certainly sounds like a hijack.

I hate those.  My stepson surfed for some porn on his mother's computer and got the about:blank hijack.  THE hardest to fix so far.  Needless to say, neither of us where happy with him.

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