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Question: i have a problem clicking links

hi, my problem is that when i click on a link, i just see the window clear and it does nothing, please help,thanks

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Answer: i have a problem clicking links

any link?

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Hi there,Running WinXP Pro, IE6 Sp1.My main Administrator account works fine, I have no problem using anything I need to on the web.I have set up another User account for my housemate. It is set for Limited Access. The problem lies in that some of the links/buttons on certain websites don't work.For example, in Google.co.uk, you can type in the search box, but when you hit the search button nothing happens. The only links that work on that page are the Advertise With Us, Business Solutions, Services and Tools, Jobs. The others don't respond when clicked on. Even right-clicking and Open In New Window doesn't work.There is a similar problem using Yahoo.co.uk. Most of the links and the search won't work in that either. I've tried various other random websites and there doesn't seem to be a problem with the links on these sites. I have checked all the settings are identical to the one I use on the Administrator login and I have set the new User login as Administrator as well to see if that made a difference.I have tried activating the guest account and I have the same problem with that as well.Basically I am stumped! There doesn't seem to be anything in the Microsoft databank that describes exactly what is happening.Other software I'm running that may be affecting something could be Spyware Blocker.I've changed my firewall since the first time I noticed the problem (now running Zonealarm) and also running AVG. Any ideas?

Answer:Problem with clicking links

depending on your popup / spyware blocker, there should be a setting for over riding the blocking of popups (eg press Ctrl when clicking). Try running it with the blocker disabled, see what happens

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Hi. In the last couple of days my computer has started acting wierd. Whenever i try and click on a link that will open a new page, the new page doesn't open, and the original page just freezes up. I can move my mouse around, but i can't click on anything for a minute or two. I've defragged and deleted all my history and cookies (then it worked for a little while). I've run two different Anti-virus programs too, and have deleted any programs that i don't use. And I've also turned off my pop-up blocker and restarted numerous times. Please help!! Thanks!! ~Monica

Answer:Problem Clicking On Links

A couple of things to try:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281679http://www.fjsmjs.com/OE/nolinks.htm

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I just got verizon dsl on and I have a problem clicking on certain links. Like for instance, ones in my yahoo mail and links that say "javascript" on the bottom in internet explorer. I'm thinking I may have something set wrong, but I'm not sure. any suggestions?
 

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HiEver since I've upgraded to IE7 I've found that I cannot open some links on webpages. I've tried taking the pop-up blocker off but this doesn't help, does anyone know what could be causing this and how I can fix it?Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Clicking on links problem

you could try a reset click on tools/internet options/advanced and then reset at bottom.

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Recently when clicking on links in e-mails I get the message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator". I can't recall doing anything to alter my settings. Any advice on what to do, please?I'm using Microsoft Outlook.

Answer:problem clicking on links in e-mails

Try a System Restore back to before you started getting this message.

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When I click on a highlighted URL (or Link) in any of the applications I am using with Windows XP, it does not open the site. This includes, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook Express Notes. I can copy and paste the link address into Internet Explorer or just type it in, and it works fine. Thank you for any assistance with this annoying problem. What would we do without these forums? Sonny

Answer:Problem Clicking on URSs/Links

Open Windows Explorer.
Go to Tools | Folder Options | File Types.
Scroll down to URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol and select it.
Click Edit or Advanced, depending on your Windows version.
Select 'open'.
Click Edit.


"Application used to perform this action" should read:


"C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome
(Check the path to iexplore.exe to make sure that is correct and use the
double quotes.)


DDE should be checked and in the boxes below it you should have:


#1:
"%1",,-1,0,,,,
#2
IExplore
#3 (blank)


#4
WWW_OpenURL


URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy should be the same.


Sometimes it is necessary to uncheck Use DDE.


If that doesn't fix it, go to Start | Run and type


regsvr32 urlmon.dll

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Hi, I've been using ebay for years now, but as of about a 2 years ago when my ex made some adjustments and additions of programs to my computer i havnt been able to click on the ads on ebays home page. When i hold my mouse over them it shows up as "ad.au.doubleclick.net...... " i've heard of doubleclick and i'm guessing that one of my spyware programs isnt allowing me to veiw it??
I have installed for spyware/adaware:

AVG
Spybot
Spyblaster
ccleaner
adaware

Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Have problem clicking on ebay "ad.au.doubleclick.net" links

Welcome to BC...Chances are the doubleclick is blocked by Spybot and is added to your blocked sites in IE. Tools>Internet Options>Privcy>Sites. I would NOT unblock DoubleClick if it were me. But I thought you need to know this in case another site gets blocked that you need. It will be in the same place.

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I am having a problem that redirects me to random sites whenever i click on a link, for example if i do a google search for shoes and click on the zappos link i am directed to some other place entirely. I couldn't even click on the tech guy forums link i was redirected instead. I had to email myself a hijack this log file which is posted below, then go on another computer. I attempted to clear my computer by starting in safe mode and running panda active scan , as well as running cleanup spyware removal. Upon restarting i have not cleared the problem. any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks -chris-

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus Pro 2011\PskSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\chris st.peter\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://wapp.verizon.net/bookmarks/bmredir.asp?region=all&bw=dsl&cd=7.0unattached&bm=ho_central
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0... Read more

Answer:proxy problem, clicking links directs me to different sites

I know you guys are busy, i would be happy to donate to the site, or whatever i could do. if that would help get someones attention to my problem. I'm fairly deperate here. Thanks
 

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Have followed steps from Malware Bytes (http://malwaretips.com/blogs/green-double-underlined-ads-removal/) etc but just can't shift these bloody annoying pop-ups, mis directing me to different pages when following standard links, underlined adverts everywhere, and general slow down.
 

Answer:Can't get rid of underlined links and ad pages when clicking on normal links

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Reverse Caps Lock, Clicking Links Open New Windows - And Other major problems... Virus? Cant type numbers, on and off for over a year - really need help.

last night , I experienced a strange series of occurences on my computer (Windows XP/ PRO) that I thought had ended - .

when I was typing, that I was doing so in all caps - even though my Caps Lock was disabled.

When I enabled Caps Lock, it then started typing all lower case letters.

Other keyboard symptoms: the period and the comma were not available, only able to type > or < with or without the Shift key. Also, the Shift key didn't work with most keys for characters. There were also issues in selecting text in a field.

Another nuisance during this period is that when I clicked on a link, it would open up a new browser window, as opposed to the link opening in the same window.

Frustrated, I restarted the computer. I made sure no keys were stuck. When I rebooted, it appeared I was still experiencing these weird symptoms. I had double clicked on an icon on my desktop, it had selected more than one icon and opened the first one to the right.

I immediately ran Spybot/ AVG. found nothing - problem stops at random.
Good news, for now, is that a Spybot search found nothing major, and an Anti-Malware scan turned up empty.
I guess my question is, what should I do if I find myself typing the wrong characters again today?

And has anyone else experienced this problem? The more people know about this, the better! ... Read more

Answer:Reverse Caps Lock, Clicking Links Open New Windows - And Other major problem... Virus

Can you try another keyboard?
 

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Hi

Whenever i click links on any websites whether it be google, facebook or indeed anything i get directed to a completely random site usually advertising some sort of product. I have no idea what this and it only came up about a week ago.

On top of that, i keep seeing iexplore.exe on my windows task manager when internet explorer is not even running at all (i use firefox). Not sure what this is either.

Help would be appriciated, thanks!
 

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Usually I am careful, but unfortunately on a slight lapse of judgement I installed a faulty program (from CNET I believe) that I think contained some sort of malware. 
 
There are now advertisement links on random key words in website text. Also, 1/3 times I click on legitimate links (like the Sign In link on BleepingComputer) I get a new tab opening on Google Chrome to multiple advertisement sites.
 
I notice two different names on the text links. They are "Kontera" and "Text-Enhance".
 
I tried running Ad-Aware as well as Malwarebytes, but both end up freezing after about an 1H 30M into the scan.
 
I'm running Windows 8 x64-bit.

Answer:Advertisement Links in Text, New Advertisement Windows Open When Clicking Links

The double-underlined random words you are referring to is called in-text advertising and it is very common. Kontera, Text Enhance and Vibrant are are some of the more popular advertising networks that provide in-text advertising and information services.The double-underlined word is actually a keyword embedded within text of a web page. The keyword is intended to provide consumers with information that is related to what they are reading. When hovering your mouse over this keyword, a pop up ad is displayed with a preview of the ad the text links to. This process works by allowing webmasters to insert JavaScript code into web pages that displays relevant advertisements from an inventory of advertisers. This script scans a web page and dynamically modifies keywords an advertiser has targeted on the page and double-underlines them. The words and the double-lines under them are usually blue in color but it is not uncommon for them to appear in various other colors such as red or green. In-text advertising is a form of contextual advertising commonly used to promote business and generate revenue to offset the cost of maintaining a web site each time a website visitor clicks on an in-text ad. Advertisements from in-text ads also help to generate targeted traffic to a website and improve their natural search engine ranking.Delivering ads to users based on their preferences. Adware programs analyze a user's Web surfing habits to determine the type of merchandise they are likely to ... Read more

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Question: Clicking on links

I have Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6. When I'm no a website and click on a link, the link appears about 2" square on the screen. I drag it to enlarge, but then the next time I click on a link, it reverts back to the 2" square. What can I do? Thanks in advance.
 

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At this point I feel I have tried everything short of completely reformatting the computer again. I have cleaned viruses and malware from hundreds of computers as part of my job but this computer just has me stumped. None of the scanners I run find anything. There are no extensions, no browsers history or cache. Nothing, yet for some reason every now and then when i click a link i get redirected.
 

Answer:pop up ads when clicking links.

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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In a photo forum I use we can use clickable links, but one member refuses to use them, and gives the following reasons. Your expert/opinons would be very much appreciated/"In my humble opinion only a fool would open a link from a complete stranger. Me I would make a note of the site then allow my security software to scan it before I opened it ie http:// hackers are us..... do you get the point"

Answer:Clicking on "Links"

Paranoia ++++++ and a lack of understanding how viruses etc. work.G

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im using aol has my isp but when i want to look on pages that have links and pictures the page freezes and i cant close the page also the page turns blue but i dont get a error messge i hpe someone can help me.
 

Answer:ie6 and clicking on links

Get a quality local non-AOHell ISP. Having AOL is your problem.

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You need to be running a firewall like free Sygate from http://download.com - type, sygate, in the Search box, you must be on-line to register Sygate.

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Go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com or http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm and click the Scan Now link to run a free on-line virus scan.

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With AOL running and on-line initiate Internet Explorer - Start button; Programs; Internet Explorer. That's a temporary work-around to your issue.

One easy way to cure this issue is for you to backup your email contacts for AOL, their technical support will tell you how, good luck, then uninstall all AOL entries in the Add/Remove Programs control panel then restart your computer. Back at Desktop re-install AOL.

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What anti-virus are you using? If you're running Mcaffee anti-virus and have not recently paid for a one year subscription to download weekly new virus definitions, you might consider getting free AntiVir 6 from http://free-av.com - Uninstalling Mcaffee; Restarting your computer and installing free AntiVir Anti-virus 6.0.
 

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New to XP.
I'm sure that I have overlooked something in the settings.

Q: when I recieve newsletters, in OE6, with links to sites, I cannot click on them and bring up my browser for a look-see.
I'm down to cut-and pasting them after opening the browser myself.

easy fix, ey?
 

Answer:Clicking on links in OE 6 -help

See if this helps

177054 - Internet Shortcuts in Outlook Express
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q177054

sekirt
 

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Question: clicking on links

I have noticed recently that if I click on a link (click here) in a thread, nothing happens except that a small icon with a red nogo sign appears at the bottom of the page. However if I hold down the SHIFT key and click on the link I am taken to the correct page. Does anyone have any idea what has caused this?

Answer:clicking on links

I am having a similar problem.In MSOE. For the last couple of weeks when clicking on a link in incoming email nothing happens. However no specific signs appear, and pressing the Shift Key has no effect.Nevertheless when in MSIE links function correctly.Both programs are fully & regularly updated.I am using ZA Security Suite

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SOMETHING IS STOPPING ME FROM CLICKING ON THE LINKS IN EMAILS ,I HAVE AVIRA ANTIVIRUS :cry
 

Answer:Clicking on the links

You need to provide us with more information such as Operating system details, and which e-mail program you are referring to. Do you have any anti malware app's installed that could be blocking you from clicking attachments?
 

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Whenever I click on a 'Click here' link I always get a pop up saying 'Allow sub-frames to navigate across different domains?' This has only started recently but is now becoming very annoying. Ideas please?

Answer:Pop up when clicking on links

try this.Control panel/internet options/security/custom level. On "navigate subframes across different domains" click enable.

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I get redirected when I click on links, it takes me to a site with multiple ad links on them containing what I originally searched for. If I go back and click the link again then I am able to go to the correct website. How can I fix this? my antivirus hasn't found anything out of the ordinary...BTW, I am using Google Chrome. I don't like firefox nor IE

Answer:Redirected after clicking on links

There is probably a rootkit installed on your system. Runrkilltdskillerand malwarebytes from safe mode.only restart when all three done.:: mike

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For the last couple of weeks I've been having an issue and I'm not sure how to describe it...gonna give it my best shot and hopefully someone will understand what's happening. Let's say I am wanting to click on multiple e-mails to delete so I go to select them but when I click on the mouse it won't select and I have to keep selecting. It is extremely frustrating. I thought it was my mouse speed but I looked at it and it is the same setting as it's always been. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions?? Not sure if I described it very well.
 

Answer:Having problems clicking on links

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Hi, I am having trouble opening links. Some links will open, like clicking on a message, or search, etc., in my email program, but links in the messages won't open. Some links will open on web pages, but it's hard to tell what the criteria is for them opening. For awhile it was sometimes working and sometimes not, but now it is not working at all. I have been taking someone's advice and right clicking, then properties, and pasting that url into my browser. So far the only thing that it wouldn't work on is the "insert addresses" part of my Yahoo email.

I have done everything that I could find to correct the problem, enabling script, and java, changing security setting to low, unclicking "reuse window to open new link," gone back to default and started over, to no avail. I have tried to set the TCP/IP settings, but then it asks me to put in the W98 CD, and when I do, it says that it can't find a number of files on the CD, a few examples - PROTMAN.dos, SECUR32.dll, NDIS.vxd, and others. Once before when it couldn't find a file, I actually opened every file on the Windows 98 CD to find iexplore.exe, and then copied it to my hard drive. Needless to say, it took forever and I'm not to keen on doing that again.

I have a laptop, NetZero High Speed ISP, Windows 98, Internet Explorer 6 package, Yahoo email, that's all the info I can think of now. I sure hope someone can help. Thanks. grannygear
 

Answer:clicking won't open links

Quit all programs that are running.
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.
When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.
If this does not resolve the problemcontinue on doing these:
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Msjava.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 Browseui.dll
 

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I have been having this issue for some time now. When I am browsing in IE, any link I click enlarges the whole line of text and disfigures the entire page. I have looked into "view" "text size" from the toolbar, but it does not have any options that could be causing this. I'm at a loss...

Thanks.

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Hey there,

Wondering if there's any kind of software or windows mouse option that will allow me to open a link just by putting the cursor on it without having to click it.

Thanks
 

Answer:Auto clicking on links

just for references, I downloaded TweakUI but it the only options I see for x-mouse is the activation of the windows when you put the mouse on top, that's all.

The idea is to be able to open windows/files/links, close them etc without having to click them but just putting the cursor on top.
 

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Hi, my computer just had me upgrade to IE8. I'm noting a couple of issues, I'm hoping someone can either provide insight on, or provide some "fix it" guidance.

1. In the past three days I've had IE8, I've noticed that when I type the addresses of sites I always visit, like my bank, google news, etc, I get a default page claiming it can't connect, suggesting the link might be typed incorrectly or broken. However, the address is perfect. I have to close out the current browser and open a new one, sometimes several times, to finally connect. Thoughts?

2. When I'm on a website in one tabbed page, and I click a link on that page to bring up another tabbed page with the info I'm seeking, The tab comes up, the word "Connecting..." with the Explorer symbol is written in the tab part of the page, the address I'm linking to is showing in the address field at the top of the window, but there is absolutely no connection activity. It sits dormant. There is never any progress bar showing at the bottom of the window, nothing. The new tabbed page remains white and blankI can't hotlink directly into a new tabbed page. Is there some tools or admin setting I need to configure to override this and get my hotlinks working again?

Should I just revert back to IE7 and say "blech" to IE8?

As always, thanks for the great advice I get from the knowledgeable folks on Tech Support Guy! Sincerely, Suzanne
 

Answer:IE8, clicking links, no connection

I would revert to IE7.
 

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I am getting a lot of redirects when clicking on links that come up in search engines. They do not redirect me every time I click, but when they do they often do not allow me to click the back button to return to the original search results. I have run my Norton 360 updates and scans and the incidents continue. I have also run the HouseCall scan from TrendMicro which found one Trojan and deleted it but did not fix the problem. Sometimes I do not get a redirect but I do see a page that I know is active or have just navigated away from show up as an error. Below is the HijackThis log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:58:30 PM, on 1/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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HI,I have 2 computers networked at home...My client computer surfs the internet no problem but the server computer has problems opening links on certain webpages.So when I come across the problem I then go to my client computer so I can carry on using the webpage links.My server computer has to be switched on for the client to access the internet and both are running xp pro.Any ideas please

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Hi, I use XP and have the pop-up blocker turned off as I have the Google toolbar installed (which includes a pop-up blocker). Even with pop-ups allowed certain sites will not open links. For example clicking on 'gameday' on MLB.com should open a window with live game stats etc but nothing happens. I have noticed this on only a couple of sites but it is really driving me crazy. I have Java, Shockwave, Macromedia Flash etc (Not that I understand what any of them are/do) and don't know what else to try, could anybody help please?
 

Answer:Clicking on links has no effect

mark790 said:

Hi, I use XP and have the pop-up blocker turned off as I have the Google toolbar installed (which includes a pop-up blocker). Even with pop-ups allowed certain sites will not open links. For example clicking on 'gameday' on MLB.com should open a window with live game stats etc but nothing happens. I have noticed this on only a couple of sites but it is really driving me crazy. I have Java, Shockwave, Macromedia Flash etc (Not that I understand what any of them are/do) and don't know what else to try, could anybody help please?Click to expand...

I clicked on the 'Gameday' link and the response was definitely a popup window which contained the following message:

Gameday is temporarily unavailable. This may be due to network inaccessibility. Please refresh your browser to re-start it. If the problem persists, please close and then re-open your browser, or email [email protected] for assistance.

-- Tom
 

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Seems whenever I click on a link it doesn't go to the site that it should.  This happens both on Firefox as well as Chrome browsers.
 
In addition, there are times when booting up the computer that it is very slow.   Can take like up to 15 minutes to boot up.  Sure this is an old computer, but it seems it is taking forever now.   Hasn't been that long in the past.   Also have seen chkdsk being run as well during the boot process.

Answer:Clicking on links get redirected

Also while in Chrome and Firefox browsers. the URL addresses display look very suspicious  (ie.  2008.www.(web site).com)
 
Plus the computer doesn't close down properly...wheels spinning when shutting down at the Shutting Down screen.
 
Also should mention that the operating system is Windows Vista.
 
Thanks!

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Last night, I updated ZoneAlarm and rebooted. Now when I click on links in "MailWasher" (a program that allows me to review my emails before downloading them) and in Eudora, they don't work.

In MailWasher, I get the error "MailWasher Pro could not point the web browser at the link (29)."

In Eudora, when I click on a link, it opens up IE (not my browser of choice), and puts "about:blank" as the URL and does nothing.

Any suggestions as to how to restore normalcy? TIA!
 

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Hi everyone,Whenever I am using IE, I cannot click on any link that will redirect me to another page because it will freeze up and I have to do ctrl-alt-del to end program which is "not responding". It doesnt matter what webpage I am on, this happens every time. Also, when IE is open, I am unable to open any other program, not even "my documents", "my pictures"...etc.  I have a very new Dell Dimension 1100, and I dont know what version of IE because it was already installed when I bought the computer.I dont know much about computers just basic stuff so please forgive me if I have not given enough info.Thanks for your help in advance.Cindy

Answer:clicking links causes ie to not respond

I would highly recommend you switch web browsers from IE to Firefox. Firefox is a much better, more secure browser. Give it a try a see what you think.  

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When I clink on links in my Yahoo mail and most web pages, I hear a beep and nothing happens.

Answer:clicking web links does nothing except beep

which browser are you using?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Like a lot of people here I'm getting redirected when I click on links. I've ran Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro and it's not solving the issue.

Answer:Getting redirected when clicking on links

run tdss killerSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hi,I've been having a problem for about the past week or two that wheneve I click a link it will redirect me to a random webpage that I did not intend to go to or it will open Google or Yahoo! in another window. I googled the problem and it referred me to HijakThis, which then redirected me to this forum. I hope that you can help me to get rid of this problem, as I am not very technologically advanced and as I have also seen that the outlooks for some of the others on this forum with the same problem have been rather bleak. Anyway, here is the log info from the HijackThis scan:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:34:55 AM, on 6/22/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc... Read more

Answer:Redirected After Clicking Links

Also, before using HijackThis I ran a quick scan with MalwareBytes, but that did not fix the problem. It did however detect about 370 malware infections that I had it remove.

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Guys,

I have a silly question. My computer used to make the normal clicking sound whenever I click on a link. Recently, for some reason it does not make that sound anymore. How can I go about changing my settings on Windows in order the hear the clicking sound again. Thanks for any advice, I appreciate it
 

Answer:Clicking on Links question

What OS? Check your control panel>sounds and see if you have a sound scheme applied.
 

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Hi,

I am using IE 6.0 on Win XP sp2. While clicking on some web links, I am getting the error "You have encountered a problem and IE needs to close." Please find below the HJT logs. Could any one please help? TIA.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:24:45 PM, on 4/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\R... Read more

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Hi, running win me 256 memory. Used to be able to click a link in an email and go direct to a site and also do it on IE and go to different pages during downloads etc. Suddenly stopped, can you advise? Thanks 2cv6.

Answer:clicking links in email

If you mean that links don't work at all thenhttp:// support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281679Copy this, paste into address bar, remove the space after // and click Go.Follow the instructions.If it is only links in Outlook Express that don't work then click here

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Hi there,I have a new computer running windows vista (preloaded) with IE7. This is connected through a linksys router (WRT54GS). The problem is that I can open pages like for instance the ones on this site, but if I click on links like the ones in these threads that say click here, a new smaller window opens and does not respond. Using AVG, windows firewall, windows defender and all addons are switched off. Help please, Regards, Bob.

Answer:IE 7 not responding after clicking links!

See if this helps, click here

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Hello, I have a NEW problem that just started with my HP / XP home SP1 system, when I click on a link that loads the page in a NEW browser window it FREEZES and I get the NOT RESPONDING message in the window/page where the link was located and clicked.

If I click on a link that opens on that same browser window - NO PROBS, its only the external / New window links that cause the original screen to FREEZE and not respond (anymore) where the LINK was located and clicked, and I have to END TASK on on that screen and do the whole deal...UGH !

The New browser window that comes up as a result of the clicked link = NO PROBS there either. Any Ideas ? Again, this never happend on this year-old system with all the same Norton / Internet Option settings ?

Any help with this would be great, its pretty annoying getting the NOT RESPONDING then having to END TASK on that old window and then losing my place on that page and where I was ect.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

~SillyGirl

P.S. I also have a Vaio Pcg f490 laptop that Needs the DVD Decoder software added BACK onto since I upgraded it. Does anyone know where I can get that? Searching SONY and Microsoft was a strike out.
 

Answer:HELP ! ! Clicking Links = FREEZE

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Hello. When I google something and click a link, it redirects me to another site and sometimes a site that tells me I have malware blah blah blah install this. It first started yesterday when I was playing games and I heard audio coming out of my speakers like I was streaming a video but I had closed everything, so I just restarted and that fixed the problem. When I click the links it redirects me to another search engine or to some security website telling me that my computer is infected. The "Security Tools" program has also popped up on my computer but I was able to remove it. I am using Firefox on Windows XP, tried using Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, RemoveIT Pro

Answer:Clicking on links are redirecting me

I am not a staff member, but the person who answered this post is, . .It may give you some insight concerning the, "redirect problem"It was not solved, but makes informative reading, may tell you what will not work ?http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=39177

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Hello. When I google something and click a link, it redirects me to another site and sometimes a site that tells me I have malware blah blah blah install this. It first started yesterday when I was playing games and I heard audio coming out of my speakers like I was streaming a video but I had closed everything, so I just restarted and that fixed the problem. When I click the links it redirects me to another search engine or to some security website telling me that my computer is infected. The "Security Tools" program has also popped up on my computer but I was able to remove it. I am using Firefox on Windows XP, tried using Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, RemoveIT Pro.

Answer:Clicking on links are redirecting me

Hi and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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EDIT: It is the same problem with google, that many are having. Looking for specific instructions as i obviously don't want to screw it up.
Well i don't what is wrong at all, what has been happening is that in the past 2 weeks or so, every time i click on (most specifically) a google link, it will redirect me to a new page. How i get around this is to either open in a new tab, or to refresh the google search page and then click on the link. I thought it was just a google error at first, but after reading this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/587195-solved-google-links-redirect-many.htm I'm now thinking that i may be infected with something.

Ran an AVG Complete Computer Scan, and as with most people, no virus's were found.

This happens both with IE and Firefox

More Details about the bug:

Here's a list of things that happen:

Google Link error- when clicking on a google link, occasionally it will redirect me to something with the name along the lines of results5.google

When clicking on a link of off google, occasionally it will redirect me to a page that doesn't load (example: Youtube.com, will go to it, then very quickly go to another page called Youtube.com, but it won't load)

When using IE a link will be redirected AND opened in a new window.

Youtube specifically, i can't get to youtube at all, even typing it in in the browser URL. The way to get to it is to search say (Youtube (video name) o... Read more

Answer:Redirected when clicking on most links.

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The ol' computer's been running slow recently, and when I try to click certain links, IE just freezes up.

Here's a "HighJackThis log" Apparently this stuff means something to everyone besides me.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:47:55 AM, on 2/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Roxio DVDMax Player\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\AIM 5.5\aim.exe
C:\THEWEA~1\THEWEA~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.... Read more

Answer:Freezing when clicking links.

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Hey,

When i click on links on pages nothing happens. when i signed up to this site i got an email that said to click here to complete the sign up, i clicked it and nothing happened so i have to copy it and paste it in the address box. when i click it a message says done but error on page

Plz help

Answer:Clicking On Links Causes An Error

What browser do you use?

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I am have trouble clicking on links. When I click on links most of the time it opens a new page but the page just stays blank and just sits there and does nothing. It will not show the address or anything.
 

Answer:trouble clicking on links

Hi irpooky

What operating system are you using?

Does this occur only for web page links or for email links as well?
What messaging program are you using?
What browser are you using?

Have you seen this link?
You cannot open a new Internet Explorer window or nothing occurs after you click a link

Let us know.
 

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My computer has always made a clicking sound when I click on a link. For some reason this just stopped, but I can't figure out how to turn it back on (or atleast check to see if it's on to see it there's another problem).
 

Answer:Sounds when clicking on links.

Goto sounds in the CP, then look for the start navigation sound.
 

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Clicking on any link will not make the jump. Have to manually enter the link in MS Internet Explorer.Can this be corrected with out clearing out Hard Drive.

Answer:Clicking on Links does not function.

Does this help?click here

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This just started happening: When I click on a link to a website, whether in email or if I'm already on the internet, the little world up there on the right just keeps turning and turning and nothing opens. I have to paste the address in the address bar each time. Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks,
Sally
 

Answer:Clicking on Links That Won't Open

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Since installing SP2 clicking on links has become a problem.
It's like everytime I open a window I have to 1st click in the area of the window and then click on the link. The window goes into the background and I have to click on it so that it is recognized as being in use

Sometimes I have to click 3 or 4 times on the link for it to work, very annoying.
 

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Hi, I'm Using Windows XP Home Edition... I'm Hearing Advertisements And Clicking Like Pages Are Loading And I Won't Even Have A Browser Up...I've Scanned Using My Norton And It Found Nothing And I've Use Spy Bot Search And Destroy And It Found Nothing But When I Used Combot I Think Thats What It Is...I Got This...
ComboFix 10-07-26.04 - Owner 07/27/2010 11:06:46.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.251 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: Norton Security Suite *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\system\WINSPOOL.DRV
c:\windows\TEMP\logishrd\LVPrcInj01.dll

c:\windows\system32\msgsvc.dll . . . is infected!!

.
MBR is infected with the Whistler Bootkit !!

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-06-27 to 2010-07-27 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-07-27 04:21 . 2010-07-27 04:21 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\PrivacIE
2010-07-27 04:20 . 2010-07-27 04:20 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Yahoo
2010-07-27 04:20 . 2010-07-27 04:20 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Application Data\Toolbar4
2010-07-27 04:... Read more

Answer:Hearing Ad's And Links Clicking Help Please

Just to update...I'm Now Hearing The Ads Again...
 

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The majority of the time when I click on a link in both IE and Firefox I am redirected to other suspicious sites, many of the sites are either generic search pages or security warning sites. I am guessing that this due to some sort of malware. I have done a Hijackthis scan and have pasted the log below. Please help me, I am not very computer security savvy. Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:02:35 PM, on 12/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\Opwar... Read more

Answer:Redirected when clicking links - IE & Firefox

Welcome to TSG

Sorry for the delay.

Do you still require assistance?
 

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hi all,
It started when i removed avast, as avast did nothing when scanning it allways said failed , so i in installed it an got
AVG anti virus, and things got worse, I un installed avg an now use
rising anti virus and have spybot s&d free edition.
they picked up a few things but still got the problem

the last few days when searching for information in google,
and then clicking on the link i want to visit, it gets redirected to
other websites or malware sites or a msg on the site saying
"no result"
It's driving me nuts , i cant search for anything with out it redirecting me i have to copy the link an put it in the address bar manually

can someone help me out with this

I also noticed a exe called winsys2.exe, looks strange

here is hijackthis log
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:20:47 AM, on 12/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\CCENTER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavMonD.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\rsnetsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel M... Read more

Answer:getting Redirected when clicking on links in google

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hello all. I go to java.com and then click on the link for their download page. When I do that, the browser closes. Other sites are ok. I have xp home with 512 ram and 160 gb p4. There was also another site I went to that did this, but I forget that one. I have disabled all pop up stoppers and zone alarm, but it still does this sometimes, especially the java site. Ran adaware and other system cleaners and re-started, it still does it. Is this a glitch in ie or what? I have ie 6.0. Thanks! Mike.
 

Answer:Explorer closes when clicking on certain links

Hmmmm. It could be that you are not able to download. Check your Browser > Tools > Internet Optios > Security > Custom and scroll down to confirm you have download enabled. Can you download other applications?

It seems that this is caused by settings in Internet Options, but alas, I'm not sure which one.
 

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I can't open some photos on a site that I like.

There are about twenty photos and I can open about 95 % but

there are a few that will not open. Is there a setting on

Windows 10 that I should adjust to solve this problem ?
 

Answer:Opening photos by clicking links

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hi all,
It started when i removed avast, as avast did nothing when scanning,
it allways said failed PASS protected or something so i uninstalled it,
an got AVG A/virus, avg instaled an scanned an found viruses an removed them then problems came up that the virus it found were false
and things got worse, with trying to find out a way to remove this shity avg A/virus i also uninstalled AVG
an now use rising anti virus and have spybot s&d free edition.
they picked up a few things but still got the problem

searching for information in google, and then clicking on the link i want to visit, it gets redirected to other websites or malware sites or a msg on the site saying "no result" an nothing else.
It's driving me nuts.

as requested by Ried

DDs.txt

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by joe at 0:13:35.78 on Sun 12/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2761 [GMT 11:00]

AV: Rising Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {234E4A88-48FA-4220-A994-5323706FF524}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\CCENTER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavTask.exe
... Read more

Answer:getting Redirected when clicking on links in google

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.




Combofix
We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please read all the information carefully!

You MUST disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications - please read this thread as a guide. They may otherwise interfere with our tools and inte... Read more

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When I'm clicking links to open web pages, the pages open in a variety of sizes - sometimes really small and sometimes full screen. Is there a way I can ensure that pages always open full screen?WOS: Windows XPThanks

Answer:Web Page Sizes when clicking links

click here

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Hello there,

I've been facing the problem of Firefox redirecting my links to other websites whenever I try to open a link from Google or other sites. This has been happening quite recently (about 2 days) and I'm not sure what to do.

Thanks in advance

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I have been having issues with a redirect problem when clicking links in both IE and Firefox. There is no pattern just totally random. Following is my HijackThis and other logs requested.

HijackThis

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:23:24 PM, on 8/29/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\XPSMiniViewGadget\XPSMiniViewGadget.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\epson\Creativity Suite\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_Engine.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

Answer:Browser redirect when clicking links

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I am trying to fix a laptop. I've tied hijack this and posting the logfile. I then deleted the programs that the automated sites indicated were problems but the problem continues. I've also tried spybot. The same thing always pops up.... a fake online scan that indicates my computer is infected with a virus. This comes up in an internet explorer window. A second window pops up that will not allow me to close it. Please help what to do next.....

Answer:Radom redirecting when clicking on links

This is the hijack this logfile

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:58:18 PM, on 1/10/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16916)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Windows\freddy79.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Boonty\BoontyBox\BoontyBox.exe
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Hey everyone. I think I am infected with some sort of spyware. Most links I click, especially after searching with google, redirect to me other sites, usually "http://accessdns.com/[whatever my search topic was]. Also my cpu usage is near 100% even when only having a few tabs open on Firefox. I have followed all the steps in the preparation guide. They found some problems but didn't fix my main one. Here is what I get when I run Hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:56:28 AM, on 2/8/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wwSecure.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:Problems With Redirect When Clicking On Links

Zone Alarm has fixed the "redirect issue" after a few updates, but I would still appreciate if someone would check me to make sure there is nothing else I need to take care of. I await your expertise.

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Not only does it not open up the link but it also clocks any Iexplore.exe that I have open for the matter of 5 minutes or so. Also I noticed when I go into my task list I start off with 1 iexplore.exe and by the time I am done clicking around I can be up to 5 or 6 of them (though only 1 instance is showing on my screen).

I am running windows XP sp2 with I.E. 6.0 I also had a problem with spyware and ad-ware but I ran scans and now all looks clean even with hijack this.

Any thoughts? Heres a copy of the HJT log because i know it will be asked for.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:46:10 AM, on 4/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
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Answer:I.E. 6.0 clicking on web links does not open a new page

There are far more qualified people to look at your HJT log but I don't see anything bad either.

Did you try all the standard items that I post?
A) Start with the easiest and see if it works:
IE->Tools->Internet Options->Programs Tab.
Click Reset web settings button.

B) Make sure you disable all popup blockers and see if that is the cause.

C) One or more of the following DLLs might be improperly registered.

1. Quit all programs that are running.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll and then click OK.
4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.

5. Repeat, substituting each of these additional DLLs:
Shdocvw.dll
Msjava.dll
Actxprxy.dll
Oleaut32.dll
Mshtml.dll
Browseui.dll
Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)

D) If that doesn't work:
For Windows version (Win 98/ME/2000/XP) - Download iefix:
http://www.winxptutor.com/download/iefix.zip

It is a general purpose repair utility for Internet Explorer which repairs Internet Explorer by registering it's core DLL files. Additionally if it detects Windows 2000/XP as the Operating System, it runs SFC to restore missing or corrupt Windows system files.

Requires Microsoft VB6 runtimes for Windows 98/ME systems, download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...61-7A9C-43E7-9117-F673077FFB3C&displaylang=en

E) Start->Settings-> Folder Options->File types Tab
Locate each of the 4 file types liste... Read more

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I have a user that has informed that when he is working on the interenet that some links boot him out of everything and his entire computer shuts down and reboots. It used to happen rarely but now happen mush more. Ad-aware SE & Spybot 1.3 were both installed, ran, fixed and immunized. Here's his hijackthis log. Can anyone help?

Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\3Com_DMI\3CDMINIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ofcdog.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SxgTkBar.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Answer:Windows shutdown from clicking some IE Links

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I've read many other posts on this, but have yet to find a solution that works. I am having less issues (not every click leads to a redirect now)-but they are still there.

The redirects seem to either go to a random search engine, or if I type Cox Cable Phoenix I wind up on a University of Phoenix web site... using a keyword perhaps?

I've run Bit defender, Malwarebytes, CCCleaner, and any number of other clean up, etc.

Also... I tried to attached the DDS log- but I can't find the attach button... that kind of day I guess.
Thank you for your help!

Answer:Google re-directs when clicking on links

Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.

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When I click on links I sometimes get redirected to advertisement sites that have my link at the end as a reference or it's a completely unrelated site. It mostly happens when I click on Google results, but it even happens sometimes inside regular sites. Please help. Thanks.

Chris



DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Chris at 14:01:26.24 on Wed 02/25/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1526.1065 [GMT -6:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Wireless G WNA-1330\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 9\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax9_32server.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Answer:Clicking on Links Redirects Me to Ad Sites

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Note: Please rename combofix.exe to cfix.exe

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Since yesterday I have been getting a blank screen when I click on a link or sometimes nothing happens at all. The sites that this is happening on is asda, tesco & a shop called barmey. I have been on other sites with no problem.I have tried going into internet options and deleting my cookies & temporary internet files which has made no difference at all. My husband has recently installed AVG anti-virus. Could this have anything to do with my problem? Any advice appreciated.Many thanksTina

Answer:I keep getting a blank screen when clicking links

Try click hereThat ishttp:// windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htmwithout the space after //

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hi i got a link from a possible spammer so instead of opening it I got this from right clicking and properties COM/7KLEV0HT25NSO1PVYQXL13_VIEWMSG would it be harmfull to open? says its a video file thanks ade
 

Answer:clicking links in suspicious emails

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Hey guys got 2 questions for ya, if anyone can help out it would be much appreciated...

1. First problem is when I click on links within programs they will not open, nothing happens at all. A few examples are the Inbox function on MSN Messenger when you click the email icon to go straight into your Hotmail account. The others are in anti-virus programs such as CW Shredder or Bazooka Spyware Scanner when I click the "check for update" link it says "new update available click here to download it" but when I click it nothing happens.

2. This just started yesterday, in MSN Messenger (7.0 w/ Plus installed) I do not appear "Online" to my contacts. I've fiddled around with it, and no matter what my status is, I appear "Offline".
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 2:18:26 PM, on 1/3/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MESSENGERPLUS! 3\MSGPLUS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER\DPPS2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TBCTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGMAIN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGBHP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP5\WINAMP.EXE
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Help, I can't take this anymore!
Whenever I click on a link in my yahoo mail, the original window with my yahoo mail closes. Then I have to go back and relog in everytime I click on a link.

Also, if I type an address in my browser, and a pop up comes up before the page downloads, the page I typed into the browser closes, therefore leaving me with only a pop up!

Is this my browser, email program? I've tried looking through settings, tried right clicking on open in new window, and tried holding down the shift key while clicking on a link. Nothing works, please help.

Tina Bourque
 

Answer:clicking on links, keep window open

did you try
tools
internet options
advanced
reuse windows for launching shortcuts (in the browsing section)?
 

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I am a bit puzzled by this. When I receive an e-mail, there are occasions when I click on a link within it, when an error message will appear (please see snip) telling me that the page cannot be found, but even before I can finish reading it, the browser opens and the correct webpage will load. When I close the browser, there is the little message lurking behind.

It only happens in Vista. I am using FF as my default browser (it is completely up-to-date). So just wondered if any of you might know the reason for the error message please
 

Answer:Error Message on clicking links

When I receive an e-mail, there are occasions when I click on a link within itClick to expand...




OK, what happens if you used IE ...



 

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OK, I have windows 2000. I am using IE 5.5. on a 233mhz, 64 mb I had no problems then one day, if you're familiar with yahoo messenger and chat, I was on messenger and it has an alert notification that you have mail. When the box pops up saying you have mail you have the option of clicking. When you click it it brings up a browser window with yahoo mail up. It just stopped bringing up any window at all. I also use a plug in program called Yahelite to chat on yahoo with and it also will not bring up the links when for instance right clicking a user name to check the profile, but if I have another window open and reduced to the task bar then it will open the profile page on the existing reduced window. It's almost as if it can't find the IE location.

I have ran windows updates (critical updates browsers upgrades and updates) I have also ran msie repair tool. I've installed IE 6.0 to see if that would remedy the problem. It did not so I went back to 5.0 hoping even THAT might help. In regular websites it opens the links.

Thanks, Stormy
 

Answer:Msie 5.5 Will Not Open Upon Clicking Links :(

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When clicking on a link I get redirected to a site telling me to download a "fix" I have not downloaded anything... when I close the redirection it usually goes to the original link.... computer has been running slowly and freezing lately. I ran combofix before reading I shouldn't. 

Answer:redirection when clicking on links/ warnings

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I have Windows 10 Pro. on my desktop and Windows 10 Home on my laptop. On both I have the default browser set to Internet Explorer. I'm using IE instead of Edge because I need the use of some add-ons that cannot work on Edge. My issue is that on both computers every time I click a link on a document or email I get the message in the screenshot below. When I click a link a pop up message ask "How do you want to open this". There is also a check box that says "always use this app". Even though I always check the box to always use IE, the message comes up every time. If I set Edge as the default browser I do not get that message. Anyone know of a solution for this? Thank you very much.

Answer:Clicking links keep asking me to choose between browsers

Try Control Panel, Default Programs, Set you default programs.
Click on Internet Explorer click on Set this program as default.

See what that does.

Go back to Default Programs and click on Associate a filetype or protocol with a program.
Scroll down to .htm, select it then click on Change program... button at top right.
Select Internet Explorer nd click OK.
Repeat for .html.

See what that does for you.

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I use Tbird as my E-mail program. When a message appears on the screen with a clickable URL or link I am unable to access that URL or link. When I click on it nothing happens. I have to copy and paste it into my browser to get it to work. The browser URL's and links work fine it is just the E-mail program that is giving me problems. Any one have any ideas!! I hope this is in the right forum!!


Robert
 

Answer:Clicking on links in Thunderbird does not Work

Try this site to solve your problem:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultbrowser.htm
 

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when i click on an address or link in an e-mail or an open web page i get a little white hand in a red octogon. i know it is something simple but i cant figure it out . i cant find it in settings!
 

Answer:help with opening adresses and clicking on links

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I've been being redirected when clicking links to google, the website that generally comes up is something called nexplore. I tried running MBAM but it wouldn't run, renamed the file to random.exe and ran it, went through fine, removed some viruses, however I'm still being redirected. I have no idea where I got this virus, if that is what it is, but any help in removing the problem would be extremely appreciated.UPDATED: With a hijack this log since I got 53 views and no help whatsoever. Maybe putting this in will net me some help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:50:51 PM, on 3/20/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 ... Read more

Answer:Being redirected when clicking links via google.

Throwing a bump. I really need some help with this.

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Hello there. I've recently dusted off an old laptop with Windows XP for browsing purposes. I've been trying to clean it up as good as possible, removing old applications and trying to run various scans for malware and viruses as well as trying to download the latest Windows Updates. I've run scans with Avast! and CCleaner, as well as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. That pretty much got most of the infections it had, the only thing I haven't been able to clear is an annoying "virus/malware" that redirects me to ads every time I try to click a search engine link (Yahoo.com, Google.com, MSN.com). I've tried switching browsers, as I'm not very fond of IE anyways, I've tried using Google Chrome and Firefox, with no improvement. I'm wondering if someone can help me get rid of this thing. I've followed the preparation guide, here are my results:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Damaris at 13:18:58.76 on Wed 03/17/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.190.61 [GMT -7:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchSVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsSVCHOST.EXESVCHOST.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Avast... Read more

Answer:Search engine ads when clicking links

Hello Fireheart88, to Bleeping Computer Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum. My Nick is Net_Surfer I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine. Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing "your computer problems only" and by no means should be used on another computer.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Please take note of the following which will make our fix go more smoothly:1. The cleaning process is not instant. Very seldom can we remove the entire infection in one go. Many of today's infections install other infections and for the most part they do not like to go quietly. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clean. Just because a symptom "disappears" does not mean your system is clean. 2. In order to see what's going on with your computer I will ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process. 3. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if th... Read more

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Hello,

Just recently, after defragging my system, and deleting a lot of files/programs I thought were cluttering my system, I've lost the ability to click on links and go anywhere. I'm working on Windows XP and would greatly appreciate any ideas on how to fix my system. Thanks.

Jamo

Answer:[SOLVED] Clicking on links will not take me anywhere for some reason

Do you mean that clicking on links fails to take you to another web page? Or you go to a web page other than the one you want?

What browser are you using?

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I am using Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox in Windows XP. Everything was working fine until yesterday. Suddenly I click on underlined links in email and on web pages and nothing happens. Also the icons on my desktop suddenly stop working and give me a response of "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel".

In older Windows associations easy to set up under the File options but in Windows XP going to Control Panel > Folder Options only leads to the list of file names that can be clicked for association to something or other. No desktop icons are included in the available associations. Besides I have no idea why the desktop icons should suddenly fail after using them for 6 months or more? All ions and links are to URLs. With the desktop icons I can reach these URL by going to the icon properties and pasting the URL into the browser address. I can do the same with other links that consist of the underlined URL. But if the link if just an underlined name, there is nothing I can do, short of going to the source code of the web page to determine the URL of the link.

I have tried going back to IE6 and Outlet Express, but it makes no difference. I tried disabling STOPZilla, my pop-up stopper program. But that makes no difference, either. I have found other posts on the Internet with a similar link problem, but have not found any posts with any solutions, except one suggest... Read more

Answer:clicking on links in email and on websites

A few suggestions come to mind, update your antivirus and run a full virus scan, install update and run the following anti-spyware apps:
Spybot Search and Destroy: http://tinyurl.com/6dykq
AdAware: http://tinyurl.com/5smz9
Spywareblaster: http://tinyurl.com/4sqys
Spywareguard: http://tinyurl.com/2rggk
CWSShredder: http://tinyurl.com/5lstv
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Microsoft Antispyware (Beta 1): http://tinyurl.com/5jhcs

Repair/Reinstall IE and OE: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

Get your Win XP CD, put it in the CD-rom, then click Start > Run > then type in this without quotes: 'sfc /scannow'

If you still have trouble after this, download and run HijackThis and post the results in the Security Forum here at TSG. http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

Lastly if that does not help, back up your data and important files, then do a clean reinstall of your system.
 

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I am running windows 7 64bit. I have an AMD 640 processor w/ 4 gigs if ram and an ATI Radeon HD 5570 vid card. Every time I get on the internet I cant click on any thing without it going to another search, mostly Happili. I can also see the desktop kinda pulses when I click on the windows and the desktop screen saver keeps adding tools like clocks and weather and changing the screen saver to a rotating landscape. Thank you in advance for any help!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Nikki Davis at 9:24:15 on 2012-03-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.1740 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSyste... Read more

Answer:Keep getting redirected to Happili when clicking links in IE9

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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I use MSN Explorer as my default browser (due to using MSN as my ISP), and when I click on some links I experience MSN Explorer shut downs . I can use Firefox on the same links and they work fine. I have run both Adaware and Spybot with latest updates. Any ideas?
 

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Here you go. I forgot (Short term memory problem) I did run the scan.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:20:00 PM, on 9/25/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\lxbtcoms.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC... Read more

Answer:Clicking on certain links and my Windows shutdown

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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Good morning
I have a dell inspiron E1505 laptop that has an issue now with being redirected whenever I click on a link unless I type the address directly I do not get where I am want to be.
Windows XP Pro SP3
all updates up to date.
I would like to run hijac this, but will need assistance. I have run Malwarebytes and it isn't finding anything. I ran spydoctor it found 3 low rated items. don't want to pay for spydoctor
Would combofix be an option here, I have run that and smitfraudfix on other machines
Thank you.
cheryle

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Both Mozilla and IE redirect to shopping sites when I click on a link. There isn't any specific site, just seems to go to a random one every time. I have run Malwarebytes, Spy Doctor, Trend Micro scan, Ccleaner, and several other programs to attempt to find the culprit on my machine, to no avail. I have run them in both safe mode and regular boot.I am attaching several logs in hopes that someone can assist me in discovering the fix for this annoyance. I did try to run GMER (in both safe mode and regular boot), but it barely starts then I get a blue screen which references "iastor.sys", then my machine shuts down.I would appreciate any assistance. Thank you!

Answer:Both Mozilla and IE redirect when clicking on links

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have Windows 10 Pro. on my desktop and Windows 10 Home on my laptop. On both I have the default browser set to Internet Explorer. I'm using IE instead of Edge because I need the use of some add-ons that cannot work on Edge. My issue is that on both computers every time I click a link on a document or email I get the message in the screenshot below. When I click a link a pop up message ask "How do you want to open this". There is also a check box that says "always use this app". Even though I always check the box to always use IE, the message comes up every time. If I set Edge as the default browser I do not get that message. Anyone know of a solution for this? Thank you very much.

Answer:Clicking links keep asking me to choose between browsers

Try Control Panel, Default Programs, Set you default programs.
Click on Internet Explorer click on Set this program as default.

See what that does.

Go back to Default Programs and click on Associate a filetype or protocol with a program.
Scroll down to .htm, select it then click on Change program... button at top right.
Select Internet Explorer nd click OK.
Repeat for .html.

See what that does for you.

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ive noticed that in IE 8 64-Bit that sometimes when i click on links, like page three of a thread on seven forums for example, it will go to the last "viewed" page instead of refreshing the page..

for example, on one of my threads.. i saw that someone replied and i clicked on page 3.. when page three loaded it was still my post.. once i press f5 and refresh the new post shows up

kinda odd...? have not tested in IE 8 32-Bit, will get back when i do

Answer:pages not refreshing when clicking on links

Internet options/Browser History settings should say "every visit to the page".

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Hi all,

I've seen a few posts here about this subject and I'm excited to get help to eliminate this issue. To be clear, what's happening is that after doing a Google Search I get the results and when I click on any of the result links, message on the tab just says "Jumping..." and then takes me to a completely different/random site. I've done a scan with HiJackThis and the following is what came up. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide with this! Take care.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:53:08 PM, on 10/28/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16916)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Windows\System32\SYSDLL.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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Answer:Jumping... when clicking on Google links

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how can you hack somebody through msn

Answer:I got hacked through MSN, without clicking any links/files..

It may have nothing to do with MSN. When you are connected to the internet you can get "hacked into" by anyone, you just happened to be on MSN when it happened.A good, third-party two-way firewall is essential to prevent that happening.The built-in firewall is not good enough for full protection.

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I think I know the answer to my question here, but I would feel better hearing from the experts. A lot of times I get e-mail with links to websites within my e-mail wanting me to check out certain things. I am certain that most are legitimate. Is there any definitive way a person can check these links to see if they are safe before clicking on them? I am reluctant to click on them. I usually will not click on them since I don't have any idea where they will take me. Thanks.

Answer:Safety on clicking on links within email

There are several tools on the Internet to validate links, but like AV products, they don't offer 100% guarantee.

One example is VirusTotal's URL checking service: https://www.virustotal.com/#url-submission

How do you read e-mail: via an e-mail client or via a browser?
And do you use HTML or text e-mail, or don't you know?

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