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How does a Windows app play sound on a muted HDMI device, and how to prevent it

Today, I had a video conference in Microsoft Teams. Since I had sound issues with similar conferences in the past, I connected with my phone for sound and with the Windows 10 app for screen-sharing. I ...
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DNS Suffix Explanation

First question here. I had a problem with my Internet provider's modem, model Sagecom F@st 3890v3. The problem was that it pointed the device DNS Suffix to utopia.net Comcast had this problem (utopia....
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How do I bypass a malicious redirect?

I am trying to visit my local grocery's website. It has been working fine for a long time. Today when I enter the url, the correct site starts to load before redirecting me to a malicious site with ...
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wordpress website hacked; undesirable links and content added but admin panel looks fine [closed]

I have a wordpress website hosted on plesk; right now i can see undesirable content that i never added and cannot be found from the admin panel. Some of the menu links turned into porn words and even ...
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How can I be sure that I get an authentic response of a requested IP address?

Normally you perform a login to your ISP using the given user credentials. You then get allocated an IP address and get access to their internal name servers, so that you can ask for a certain domain ...
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MacOS Chrome default search is redirected to yahoo

The behavior looks like this: when I search "baby" with my default search engine google. I can see browser address bar shows "https://www.google.com.hk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=JjV5WZ--N8TU8AfqgqII#q=baby" ...
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DNS Hijacking: tracing the culprit, and preventing future changes

I recently discovered that my Ethernet settings IPv4 properties, in Advanced settings (thanks to Karlis), had two unwanted entries: 82.163.143.157 and 82.163.142.159 which may be related to ...
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I feel like my IP is being targeted and under “web page hijacking” attacks

I tried: Reinstalling browsers like Chrome, I don' t use IE so forget it; Scanning Hard disk, Operating memory and Boot sector for virus; Dumping BIOS to a file and scan it with VirusTotal; ...
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MyAllSearch.com Threat Hijack? [duplicate]

It seems like Iv'e been infected with some kind of chrome hijacker which changes my homepages to myallsearch.com. I removed the file from the system with SpyHunter, but after logging in again into ...
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Computer won't recognize Chrome as default browser after cleaned browers-hijack

I recently had suspicions that my Chrome was hi-jacked and found out it had been. It was now something called "gunship", which I only managed to find ONE similar case of. I deleted Gunship and ...
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How to check if my ISP is changing in any way a request to Google's DNS?

The problem is that superuser.com, stackexchange.com and many other sites didn't work. When I was debugging the problem, I tried nslookup: user@host:~$ nslookup superuser.com 8.8.8.8 Server: 8.8....
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Trying to ssh into one server from two different networks results in two different RSA fingerprints

An attempt to connect to the remote server effingham.dreamhost.com via ssh from my company's network resulted in ssh giving an error about an RSA fingerprint mismatch, so I investigated and found that ...
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namebench says hosts are being hijacked by my DNS - is this for real?

I've been experiencing strange and annoying latency issues with my connection, despite the bandwidth seeming ok - especially latency with name resolution. So, I just ran Google namebench. So, it gave ...
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Google Search hijacked only when not being observed. Attaching a debugger returns normal results

I cannot figure this one out. I noticed my search results were a little "different" as of late. I'm not signed in when I do a google search, but if I click "Images" or "Videos" I am shown as ...
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Can't get rid of browser searchengine hijack

I have a very sticky search engine (searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net) hijack in my Firefox browser. My BF already: removed the program, removed all traces in the registry, removed addons, restored ...
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How to remove mystartsearch.com from browsers [duplicate]

Today, my sister accidentally downloaded an adware/spyware into my PC. Now, every-time I open up any browsers, I will see mystartsearch.com homepage. I tried all the best I can based on my knowledge ...
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Windows internet shortcuts hijacked? [duplicate]

So, i was helping out someone with her laptop (it has Windows 7 Ultimate, not sure 32 or 64 bit) and she has a browser hijack. I cleaned most of it, however, Windows internet shortcuts don't open the ...
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Is this a hijack?

My home router was down the other day. I tried to use chrome, and I got the following error message: DNS Lookup for "www.searchpage.com" failed. The requested name is valid, but no data of the ...
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IE DNS lookup hijacked by Baidu

I have a user who went on a trip to China recently. Since they've come back, attempting to navigate to any of their bookmarks takes them to this url: http://nfdnserror1.wo.com.cn:8080/issueunziped/...
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Browser Redirect Hijack

I seem to have become a victim of google searches going to a spanish type domain 'en' when searching in Chrome and Firefox (not IE) browser search boxes. Eg searching for 'stackoverflow' lands on: ...
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How can I fix a v9.com redirect infection? [duplicate]

NOTE: This is clearly NOT a duplicate, as it has never been asked and none of the generic malware advice worked. It's a widespread problem and about a week after this was declared a "duplicate" by ...
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Removal of Smart Web Search from system

Somehow Smart Web Search has been activated in my system. When I searched about it, I figured out that it's a hijacker program. Is there any way to remove this thing? I tried to remove it but was ...
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how to remove the chatzum search engine from my browser

I'm using Google Chrome on a Windows 7 computer, and I've noticed that when searching for something by just typing in the address bar, it now returns a search results page from something called '...
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Browser randomly opens router login requester instead of webpage

I don't understand why this is happening..3 or 4 times a day when I'm browsing the web I'll click a link in my bookmarks and instead of going to the webpage a requester comes up asking for my router ...
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Can search engine hijack be prevented in Chrome

Is there a way to prevent installers from changing the default search engine in Chrome? Answers to a similar question talk about a "Protector" feature in development versions from 2011, but I can't ...
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Is HTTPS connection hijacking possible?

This really bothers me a long time, because.. to encrypt / decrypt data you first need to send a encryption key / decryption key (on an unencrypted connection) to the computer you are comunicating ...
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No URL loads, just opens a blank page

I guess this is a virus or hijack program. I have now Firefox 18.0.2 installed. The problem is: no URL is loaded, Firefox doesn't show any warning, just a blank page. If I enter an URL in the address ...
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Prevent Browser Search Hijack

What is the best way to prevent my browser's default search being hijacked? Also, what is the quickest/easiest way to clean up this sort of hijack? I just had to clean off all the browsers on my ...
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Dlink Search Hijack redirect

http://www1.dlinksearch.com/main etc. Is hijack the right term, in any case, on my computer/cell phones , when online using Google; when doing searches or clicking on links randomly get taken to ...
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Why are all google website suddenly giving untrusted certificate warnings in my Firefox v10?

Today, I am suddenly getting the untrusted website error for all Google websites, but not for any other. Internet Explorer gives no such error. Reboot of this Windows 7 computer does not help. Is ...
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How is my ISP DNS hijacking AFTER all these precautions?

In IE9 when I search for anything my ISP hijacks google search and I get this result. To add complication to this I've already changed the default DNS servers (OpenDNS) months ago. This only happens ...
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How can I disable arrow key hijacking on websites?

Sort of like preventing websites from disabling your ability to right click. Some websites hijack the up and down arrows on the keyboard and give them a different function than what they normally do (...
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Can a web page hijack the alt+f4 function?

I just chanced upon a web page that seemingly remapped my default alt + f4 function to search on the website. When on that web page (a university webmail), whenever i press alt + f4, it goes to the ...
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regarding Firesheep filters

I downloaded it just to check it out, since the concept (showing that many websites need to go to SSL) was pretty cool. I was wondering, however, what the filter was and how does tcp port 80 differ ...
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urlseek.vmn.net problem

Whenever i try to open some websites it suddenly redirects me to links like these http://urlseek60.vmn.net/search.php?tbn=panda2_0dn&type=404&v=10062&q=www.pandatech.vn/forum/viewtopic....
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Correcting hijacked search in Chrome from “resultdns.com”?

Potentially unnecessary background: I was a Sloppy Internet User today and downloaded an unsafe file without realizing my virus-protection software was offline. I noticed suspicious behavior from my ...
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Programs still opening websites through Google Chrome, despite its removal

Even after I've uninstalled Google Chrome, when other programs want to open a website (e.g.: Yahoo! Messenger getting a profile) they will still attempt to do so through Chrome, and fail looking for ...
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IE “About:Tab” page hijacked

Client o' mine, running Windows 7 64-bit, installed Kiwee Toolbar and then uninstalled it. The software is pretty much gone except for one last thing: The About:Tab IE page redirects to a Kiwee ...
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Hijack.StartMenu Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a false positive?

I just ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan for the first time and it found: Registry Data Items Infected: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\...
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ISPs hijacking DNS errors on the web

I've noticed that ISPs have started hijacking DNS errors and show their own error pages instead (complete with annoying graphics and ads). Is there any way to fix this, or are they doing it on their ...