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John*Jones

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well, i was clicking way too fast and opened an .exe that installed everything that comes along with lop.com. i downloaded ad-ware and spybot and they did a fine job of removing most everything from my drive. however, i am still being redirected to lop.com whenever i type an incorrect address in both explorer and mozilla.

any suggestions for how to prevent this?

thanks

john
 

John_Berger

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I despise IE, so I would be happy if you never used it again. ;)

As for Mozilla, I believe (although I could be wrong since I've never run into this problem - this is a shot in the dark, you understand) that it's assuming that if a page isn't found, you must be performing a search.

In Mozilla, check Navigator -> Internet Search and see if lop.com is set as the default search engine.

Again, this is a long shot, but it's all that stands out as a possible cause.
 

John*Jones

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thanks for the quick response. unfortunately it wasn't the default search engine.

btw, i am almost completely weaned from IE and use it rarely :) love the built-in pop-up blocker and tabbed browsing of Mozilla.
 

John_Berger

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The best thing to do? Search your entire "C:Documents and Settings" folder and locate any file that contains "lop.com" in the body of the document. I can just about guarantee that you'll locate the offending file and possibly determine from there how to get rid of it.
 

John*Jones

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Thank you much John. After removing some suspicious files from the registry I did a search in the "C:Documents and Settings" folder and found-->deleted 3 lop.com files. After a reboot my problems appear to have been solved (for now at least :) )

Thanks again!!!
 

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