Did you try my plug ins suggestion, remove all those and try. Make sure you quit Safari and restart it.<br><br>How about that DNS changer removal tool that was in the article you posted?<br><br>What are you running, 10.4 or 10.5?<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
Macs can't execute real exe files, although someone could NAME Mac app with an "exe" ending and I don't think it would fail to run. (That would be silly for malware to do, since a non-standard .exe name would serve is a warning of something odd going on.)<br><br>Cookies aren't apps or macros, just text snippets. That's why I don't get how one could make a page open. The snippets can store info on your browsing habits, which a site could later read or share with other sites, but it seems to me that if any ACTION is happening (downloads, popups) then that must come from scripting on the site in question.<br><br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie<br><br>Let us know what you discover. Maybe look at the source code of the sites that do this. Maybe it's them who have been hijacked and not you!<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Well, all the responses have been interesting. I've been to Google, other Mac sites, looked into virus software, and tried removing the offending stuff.<br><br>Still, if I type i.e. 'yellowpages' in url line, I still get the runaround and end up knifing Safari or Firefox in the back <br><br>So does it hurt when you scratch it? Well then don't scratch it -- as the saying goes.<br><br>I'll ride it out for a while and not type in one words in the url line.<br><br>Thanks for help everyone.<br><br><br><br><br>
Comcast don't do dirty tricks!<br><br><br><br><br>Maybe I should make that a winkie. They have cut back some people's speed when suspected of downloading or passing on big files too frequently ??????????<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Still, if I type i.e. 'yellowpages' in url line, I still get the runaround and end up knifing Safari or Firefox in the back<br><br>Hmmm. When I do that in FF, I get a generic Earthlink start page with the url of http://yellowpages/<br><br>Of course, Earthlink is my ISP. My DNS server addresses in my Network Prefs are: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52<br><br>
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