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SubjectI can't access Google anymore. Reply to this message
Posted byTheFett
Posted on09/02/04 07:33 PM



I have a problem. For the past 6 months, whenever I tried to access google through it's main site at google.com, I've always been taken to a page telling me that my comp has been infected with a virus called "QHosts" that redirects my DNS server to that specific webpage, and that I should install the Microsoft cumulative patch.

I've tried to install their patch, but I don't have IE anymore. Technically, the problem should be gone-- I've been upgrading the computer with new downloads and everything and I use Opera... and before you ask, YES I'VE RUN AN ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM. But it doesn't work. It doesn't seem like a very good prog-- someone gave it to me on a disk one time. It's Symantec Corporate Edition... I've updated its definitions and everything but... well, I think the program sucks, frankly. It won't delete viruses, only quarantines them, saying "Could not delete." I think it's working in concert with the viruses like the police in league with a narcotics ring. Every so often it'll pop up saying it found a virus, but it couldn't delete it. Fucker.

Not only Google, but Altavista is blocked. I can't search for anything on MSN or Yahoo! either. And it's been like that for six months now. The only reason I'm telling you this NOW is because I used to use google's alternative numbered URL (http://216.239.37.99/) and that would work, but recently they must have changed it, so now it only directs me to google.com, which, as I said, I cannot use.

If you have a suggestion, let me know.

NOTE: I'm not spending money on an antivirus suite, so forget that.



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.I can't access Google anymore.  TheFett09/02/04 07:33 PM
.*Google works now!  TheFett09/03/04 06:19 PM
.*Re: I can't access Google anymore.  smf09/03/04 11:50 AM
.*and if everything fails...  Terry Bogard09/03/04 05:33 AM
..*Didn't he just upgrade/reinstall? -nt-  Halcyon09/03/04 09:22 AM
...*Yes, his desktop  wildcat09/03/04 11:14 AM
....*it doesn't matter  Terry Bogard09/03/04 11:27 AM
.*Re: I can't access Google anymore.  wildcat09/03/04 00:50 AM
.*Still 216.239.37.99  Halcyon09/02/04 11:39 PM
.*Re: I can't access Google anymore.  fuuma3009/02/04 09:13 PM