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Re: "Big Red"
On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 04:20:59PM -0700, Tim Langdell, PhD exclaimed: > > Has anyone heard of "bigred.com"? A client has suddenly discovered that all > of its browser queries that do not resolve (www.rubbishcharacters.com for > e.g.) get diverted to the BigRed search engine web site. No one in the > company is aware of having installed anything that could have intentionally > have caused this effect for DNS failures. Anyone got any ideas what is going > on here? Is it a known problem? Viral or otherwise? One of my friends had the same problem on her PC at home. Found out that she had installed some 'browser enhancement' software that made a considerable number of well-hidden registry entries changing everything from her default home page to her search engine results to ads displayed in the browser's title bar (MSIE 5). Took quite a bit of digging about with regedit.exe to get rid of the bugger. > T.L. -- Scott Francis scott@ [work:] v i r t u a l i s . c o m Systems Analyst darkuncle@ [home:] d a r k u n c l e . n e t West Coast Network Ops GPG keyid 0xCB33CCA7 illum oportet crescere me autem minui