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gaby38

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Hi all,

I noticed that the indicator for Internet Zones at the bottom right corner of my browser changes to "Local Intranet" when I visit certain sites. My computer is totally a standalone, I don't have any other computers at home, so there's no reason for it to be part of a "local" web.
Does this sound fishy to you?, should I be concerned of a possible hacker/hijack, or am I just being paranoid?

Any and all comments appreciated.
 
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Start by going to Tools/Internet options/security; click 'local intranet', then sites/advanced to see what sites are listed..for a standalone there should not be any. Something may have hacked the registry. I hear AOL has a habit of putting itself in the 'trusted sites' domain.
 

gaby38

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Thank you very much for your response.
I did what you suggested. No sites listed there. It was blank.

So now I'm concerned. Any other ideas??. I'll run a trojan, virus, and spyware scan and tell you if I found anything.

Thanks again!
 
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As Tonto says...'Ummmm...that plenty strange'....
I haven't noticed this happening but I'll watch for it ; might be a quirk in IE 6.
You've got the right idea on running a spyware scan; if that comes up clean you're probably OK.
 

gaby38

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Thanks again.

I performed a spyware and virus scan yesterday. The virus scan was clean and the spyware had a couple of nasties that I get relatively frequently, like Advertising.com and Avenue A. Other than that nothing extraordinary.

I'll run a trojan scan today and see what happens.

By the way, I'm running IE 5.5.
 
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