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Why do I get '500 internal server error' when using all search engines? I am able to type web addresses into the address bar successfully.


I am able to use the interbet if I know the web address but whenever I try to us a search engine I have the '500 internal server error - nginx'. I have recently uninstalled hitman pro and rapport. Really grateful for help. Using windows XP and Firefox 4

Additional System Details

Sites Affected


Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r153
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • Picasa plugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.1
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

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mw_dixon 0 solutions 1 answers

I have this issue and believe it is related to a MALWARE virus that has affected my laptops registry. Any suggestions?