Hotmail brings up badurl

  Maykingitpay 23:57 25 Jan 2006

Has anyone come across this problem and if so, how did you solve it?

When I sign in to MSN Hotmail, after pressing enter after inputting User and Password I get a rogue search engine. The address line says:

http:\\ badurl.....

It looks like something has been downloaded accidently. I cannot uninstall IE6 and reinstall/repair, as I already have a recent version. Does anyone know if there are there any registries I can remove to get rid of this?


  Forum Editor 00:02 26 Jan 2006

rather than speakers corner, so I'll move it across now.

  Skyver 00:26 26 Jan 2006

Are you running any spyware removal tools? Here are some to try; click here
Ewido recommended if you run Win2k/XP - uncheck all options for background scanner/context menu upon installation.
Just out of interest, has `contentmatch` been added to your IE Trusted Sites without your intervention?

  Maykingitpay 23:46 06 Feb 2006

Thanks Skyver. Almost there now, the contentmatch no longer occurs. Instead I get Page not found.

  Skyver 00:16 07 Feb 2006

Use this to quickly disable your HOSTS file, it may have been modified ; click here

Shut down IE, disable HOSTS, then use a new instance of IE to access Hotmail.

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