I have lost all search capabilities!?!?

By amayer40
Dec 23, 2003
  1. I have lost all of my search engines??? When I go to I get some error page and when I try to search from any site (yahoo, msn, etc.) I get "This page cannot be displayed". Does anyone know why this has happened and how to get it back??
  2. tripleione

    tripleione TS Rookie Posts: 154

    Hmm... cookies enabled? AV software interference?
  3. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    i believe there was a virus that did this a while back. it edits your hosts file and redirects those sites to other sites. get an anti virus program and scan your computer. go to and download/install/run adaware.
    also search for your hosts file and open it with notepad or wordpad and see if you see anything mentioning yahoo or google etc.
  4. putasolutions

    putasolutions TS Rookie

    Make sure your AV is up to date, and do a full and thorough scan

    The trojan you're thinking of is Qhosts
  5. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 119

    After you do a good system scan, you should clean out all your spyware crap as well ~ Ad Aware\Spybot S&D
  6. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    yup, thats the one i figured it was.
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