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    win 7 dns problems

    I have a Win 7 machine where links in web pages go to various advertising sites, instead af the designated destination. The other Win 7 computer in the house goes to the correct place, so it isn't the web site. I think that the DNS settings have been corrupted, but I can't find how to change DNS settings. When I used Win XP, I was able to do this, but I can't find the settings in Win 7. I tried to search the forum for an answer but but got nothing helpful. One article would have worked but it wanted me to edit the registry, which I don't know how to do. Help, please.

    Mike Mcconkey

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    Also run Malware AntiVirus to check for malware - and a virus scan of course.

    cheers, Paul

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    It does sound as though you have picked up what is known as a Google Redirect infection or Toolbar.

    AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool are quite adept at removing these sort of things and you can find the link for JRT lower down the AdwCleaner page.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    It will also be worth scrolling down to the Win 7 section in this MS article to use the Fixit to reset the Hosts File to default, as these sort of infections can change that to send you off to wherever they want you to.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/972034

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    It does sound as though you have picked up what is known as a Google Redirect infection or Toolbar.

    AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool are quite adept at removing these sort of things and you can find the link for JRT lower down the AdwCleaner page.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    It will also be worth scrolling down to the Win 7 section in this MS article to use the Fixit to reset the Hosts File to default, as these sort of infections can change that to send you off to wherever they want you to.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/972034
    Thanks, for the insights. JRT fixed the problem.

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    Glad one of those sorted it for you and thanks for the update.

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