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Many websites are redirected to websites such as surveys.cnet.com and google-analytics. This problem is going to eventually make me quit using Firefox if you don't fix it. Does not occur with Internet Explorer. I have newest verson of Firefox. (3.6.8)

URL of affected sites

http://http://www.ehow.co.uk/video_4957093_tying-truckers-hitch-knots.html

Many websites are redirected to websites such as surveys.cnet.com and google-analytics. This problem is going to eventually make me quit using Firefox if you don't fix it. Does not occur with Internet Explorer. I have newest verson of Firefox. (3.6.8) == URL of affected sites == http://http://www.ehow.co.uk/video_4957093_tying-truckers-hitch-knots.html

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -np-mswmp
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

More Information

Application Basics
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Open Containing Folder
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littlejack 0 solutions 2 answers

I use Lunascape 6. You can switch back and forth between Gecko (Firefox) Trident (IE) and Webkit. Trident and Webkit are not affected by this malware. I prefer Gecko myself, but until they fix Firefox I simply switch to one of the alternates when I encounter the problem.

I use Lunascape 6. You can switch back and forth between Gecko (Firefox) Trident (IE) and Webkit. Trident and Webkit are not affected by this malware. I prefer Gecko myself, but until they fix Firefox I simply switch to one of the alternates when I encounter the problem.
littlejack 0 solutions 2 answers

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