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Old 11-05-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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Hey, I'm on my friend's computer and it seems whenever I do a search on any search engine it goes to hollyfind.com. How do I change this?
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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whenever I do a search on any search engine it goes to hollyfind.com. How do I change this?
Any search engine ???

What is your *main* search engine ?
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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malwarebytes
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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They have a search redirect infection, and probably other crap they don't know about. Don't enter any of your passwords on that thing.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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Yep the browser has been hijacked, most likely by malware. As harry chickpea posted, download and run Malwarebytes. After that, you may have to go into the browser settings and fix a few things if you are using Internet Explorer. If you are using Firefox, Chrome or one of the other browsers; it would be easier to just uninstall and reinstall.

After you get it straightened out tell "your friend" to stop visiting porn sites or naked celebrity picture sites or if they must do so, learn the methods of protecting your computer from malware infections (read up on linux live CD OS's). lol
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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After you get it straightened out tell "your friend" to stop visiting porn sites or naked celebrity picture sites or if they must do so, learn the methods of protecting your computer from malware infections (read up on linux live CD OS's). lol
You might want to do some research if you think porn sites are where this stuff comes from.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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You might want to do some research if you think porn sites are where this stuff comes from.
It was really meant as a joke, hence the "lol." I realize that malware is often imbedded in emails, flash on various websites, etc. However, it seems a large amount of malware infections do come from someone visiting porn sites.
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