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IE6.0 Is Altering URL's

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by NorsKenR, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. NorsKenR

    NorsKenR Thread Starter

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    First, the environment: a Pentium II equiivalent desktop with Win98SE, IE6.0, and a Network Everywhere 10/100 Ethernet adapter. It works on our LAN but the browser won't open anything.

    When you type in a URL beginning at "www.", the result is always "Page not found" and the URL line changes: after "http://" the character sequence "/?%20" has been inserted. However, if you explicitly type the whole URL from "http://www." on out, it doesn't do this - but it still can't open the page.

    All Network Neighborhood settings appear correct, using another Win98SE machine to compare settings. Also, Outlook Express cannot make contact with e-mail servers.

    Is there a virus, trojan, worm, or anything that is known to do this?
    Or, is there a setting wrong in IE 6.0 somewhere?
    More generally, are these well-known symptoms of a solvable problem?
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Is there a virus, trojan, worm, or anything that is known to do this?
    Yes, many.

    Or, is there a setting wrong in IE 6.0 somewhere?
    Yes, for example if IE is set to look for a non-existent proxy server.
    Also, if IE is configured to use a dialup connection, but you have only ethernet & not a dialup modem.

    More generally, are these well-known symptoms of a solvable problem?
    Depends upon the cause.

    A corrupt or altered "hosts" file will cause this problem.

    start > run
    type: winipcfg
    click "ok".
    be sure the adapter is your ethernet adapter.
    What's the IP address? If it is 0.0.0.0 or 169.xxx.xxx.xxx , life is not good.
    Try release.
    Then renew.

    Delete your cookies, temp internet, temp & history files.

    RF123
     
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