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    Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    I've used Maxthon Browser and Internet Explorer sparringly. Maxthon because of some neat features I've not seen with IE. I've not have any problem with both browser until now. I've long created a favorites link of Woody's Lounge and was connecting from this link without any problem but lately everytime I click the link it just redirect the page to the Maxthon Homepage. Even if I cut and pasted the link onto the Address area the page would just be redirected to the Maxthon Homepage. Even clicking it from the www.worp.com links would just lead to the Maxthon Homepage. Tried cleaning the Temporary Internet files, cookies, history just to see if it'll help but to no avail. Even from IE the Woody's Lounge would redirect to the Maxthon Homepage. Uninstalling Maxthon though would straighten the link to the lounge. Anyone have experiences this weirdness? or Any workarounds?

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    Does the URL change or does the Maxthon home page appear under the URL http://www.wopr.com/? In that case, it could be that your hosts file has a mistaken entry which associates wopr.com or www.wopr.com with the IP address of the Maxthon site. Not sure which version of Windows you have, but the hosts file (no extension) is usually under c:windows; in XP, it is under C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSETC and can be opened in Notepad.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    My hosts file when I checked is still the generic version with just one line 127.0.0.1 Localhost. I could get to www.wopr.com no problem but as I click the link to Woody's Lounge I will be redirected to the Maxthon Homepage. The same is through now here at my office which is really strange. My office and home internet provider are totally different company. Last night I tried to uninstall Maxthon and everything connects as usual but then suddenly I'm redirected to another useless site "shutdowninternet.com" . I've run Norton, spware and trojan software but could not find any. clue why this is happening. Any further help is appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    The Maxthon Browser has been one of the reasons the lounge went under in the past few weeks. It was constantly trying to add posts without being logged in and caused a lot of grief in here.

    Therefore, I've banned that browser in the lounge. It is one of many browsers and robots which destabilized the lounge and are banned.

    Nothing personal of course, I'm not saying it's your fault but the browsers.
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    Ahh yes, same story, that was an unknown browser from a given IP address causing the lounge to fall over, as if it tried to shut us down, so I've redirectged that one to shutdowntheinternet, may as well kill everything if we're killing the lounge <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    Due to the problems with the Maxthon browser and the Lounge, you could try Firefox (any opportunity to plug my favourite browser)

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    Have you run a spyware / anti-viral check on all your PC systems you use to contact the lounge?

    We've had yet another <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16> attack originating from one of your PCs <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    Have you run a spyware / anti-viral check on all your PC systems you use to contact the lounge? Yes Iam constantly running spyware / anti-viral softwares and not using Maxthon to access the lounge. I've not been successful connecting from my home pc and still being redirected to the shutdown... deadend link. This response is generated from my office pc. Iam sorry if I am unknowingly causing some trouble for you Claude.

    I have a cable connection at home and unlike adsl connections the ip assigned to me will not change upon reboot of my router/gateway. It would stick a while before being reassigned a new one. Currently this is my assigned ip 59.171.159.119 (with my dns suffix as - sugnm1.kt.home.ne.jp). Is the attack you mentioned coming from this source? What exactly Maxthon is doing to the lounge if I may ask?

    Again I would like to fix any problem if it is coming from my end but I also need expert help from the lounge.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    I've got Firefox as well but from my home pc I would still get redirected as I mentioned earlier. Claude am I filtered out hope not?

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    I'm not sure it's the browser any more, but each time you were online (3 different times between 0:00 UTC and 3:00 UTC), there were one or more attacks on the Lounge server from one of the IP addresses used by you)

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    As Hans said, there's definitely a problem when you're online, both from home and the office.

    What browser add-ins (like toolbars) do you have installed ?
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    Since I am using only Internet Explorer to access the lounge I just got google toolbar and have uninstalled the google accelerator on both home and office.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    I'm still in the dark. What sort of attack are you experiencing? Could you possibly give me an idea what to look for. So far my adware, virus, trojan scan did not produce any alert. I'm just using two puter one at home and one in the office. If I can connect from the office it must be my home puter. Could you assist me on where to go next or what to look for to solve this annoyance. TIA.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    and yet, as you replied to Hans' and my posts, the lounge has been attacked several times, coming from your IP address.

    Do you get any errors when you post replies?
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Maxthon Browser - strange redirect (1.3.1)

    No errors it'll just swift through.

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