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Hrsd.yahoo.com

By macx
Jun 27, 2016
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  1. Win 7, Firefox latest, a bunch of security and privacy add ons.

    Been having problems opening Read More on Yahoo news articles. Tried lots of things like
    allowing things in the NoScript drop down box, etc etc. Noticed it tries to open something
    called hrsd.yahoo.com

    Did another search that happened to contain that term, and found out some things I didn't
    have a clue about. Supposedly that's some sort of really bad malware.

    Long story short, besides rooting thru my machine for hours trying to find all the files
    with that name in them, one site recommended using either SpyHunter or RegHunter.
    They said the free versions would identify problems but I would have to get the
    paid version of either to remove that hrsd thing.

    Anyone have any experience with that? I just tried scanning with SpyBot S&D, paid MalwareBytes,
    and AdAware Free, but nothing turned up. Are they just missing it?

    Would sure appreciate any info on how to get rid of it and if anyone has any experience with
    either the SpyHunter or RegHunter apps and could make any recommendations on them or
    anything else. Of course Free is nice, but I'd be inclined to get a paid app if that's what it takes.

    Thanks!!

    Way to Get Rid of hsrd.yahoo.com Totally
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +312

    Seems to be a longstanding redirect which many consider to be 'un-healthy'. Try google on 'hrds and yahoo' for many complaints.
     
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 712

    I can add mine to the chorus of complaints. Problem is, how to get rid of whatever is doing it?
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +312

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