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Anyone else getting this problem on virtually every page?
Clearly off-topic, but nowhere easy to post technical issues.

Page loads then some sort of ad is searched out which cannot be found and the page redirects to a whole 404 error.
Using IE7.

This is one of the pages that I get redirected to that doesn't exist:
[url="http://www.google.co.uk/hws/dell-usuk/afe?hl=en&channel=uk&s=http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st?ad_type=iframe&ad_size=728x90&section=290104&pub_redirect_unencoded=1&pub_redirect=http://adserver.adtech.de/adlink|338|1474792|0|225|AdId=1677838;BnId=4;itime=67856956;nodecode=yes;link="]http://www.google.co.uk/hws/dell-usuk/afe?...ecode=yes;link=[/url]

Only way round it is to hit the "stop" button when most of the page has loaded.

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I get the same problem trying to load that page. But why would I want to load it again...

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[quote name='Bosworth' post='971260' date='Feb 15 2008, 09:33 AM']Anyone else getting this problem on virtually every page?
Clearly off-topic, but nowhere easy to post technical issues.

Page loads then some sort of ad is searched out which cannot be found and the page redirects to a whole 404 error.
Using IE7.

This is one of the pages that I get redirected to that doesn't exist:
[url="http://www.google.co.uk/hws/dell-usuk/afe?hl=en&channel=uk&s=http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st?ad_type=iframe&ad_size=728x90&section=290104&pub_redirect_unencoded=1&pub_redirect=http://adserver.adtech.de/adlink|338|1474792|0|225|AdId=1677838;BnId=4;itime=67856956;nodecode=yes;link="]http://www.google.co.uk/hws/dell-usuk/afe?...ecode=yes;link=[/url]

Only way round it is to hit the "stop" button when most of the page has loaded.[/quote]
Sounds like a homepage hijacker, or a malware pop-up inserter that's gone wrong. You need to have a good clean out with some of the anti-virus/malware/adware tools.

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Hi,

Looking at the URL I think you may well be infected with spyware which is hijacking your browser links.

A quick shufty on google led me to here:

[url="http://www.zomocainc.com/2007/07/13/how-to-remove-adyieldmanagercom-popup-spyware/"]http://www.zomocainc.com/2007/07/13/how-to...-popup-spyware/[/url]

ad.yieldmanager.com is the nasty I am taking a wild ass guess at you being infected with.

No problems here.

Hope it helps,

TFH

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[quote name='Lets' get it right' post='971278' date='Feb 15 2008, 09:51 AM']No problem here. Get yourself a decent computer.[/quote]
Yeah, should have got a Mac, now he has gone to pc hell :P
I tend to clear cookies on a daily basiis whether I'm on a mac or a pc though

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Just had a quick check through my cookies so far for today and I already have one from penguin.co.uk. I haven't been anywhere near that site.
I also had [url="http://www.summit.co.uk/summitTRACK/"]this[/url] little gem

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[quote name='Son of Taeper' post='971331' date='Feb 15 2008, 10:28 AM']Just had a quick check through my cookies so far for today and I already have one from penguin.co.uk. I haven't been anywhere near that site.
I also had [url="http://www.summit.co.uk/summitTRACK/"]this[/url] little gem[/quote]

Tempted as I am to click on that link ...

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If you're using Google toolbar, it might be related to this:

[url="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/13/google_nabs_404_error_pages/"]Google in mass 404 land grab[/url]

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[quote name='Lets' get it right' post='971355' date='Feb 15 2008, 10:46 AM']Tempted as I am to click on that link ...[/quote]
:P It should be safe enough. Reads a bit like this-
[quote]summitTRACK
The purpose of PPC tracking is to measure the response rate and Return of Investment (ROI) of your online activity. SummitTRACK will show the traffic volume that is received from advertisements and any sales or leads generated as a result of this traffic.

The summitTRACK system is capable of tracking the following:
Pay per click search engine ads
Paid inclusion search engine ads
Free listings in search engines (natural searches)
Shopping Comparison Engines
Ads or links running on other websites such as banner campaigns
Email campaigns
SummitTRACK tracks visitors that reach your site by clicking on a link from another web site to yours.[/quote]
I just cleared my cookie folder out and loaded this thread. I got 4 cookies just from that. 2 more when I logged in.
Check [url="http://www.doubleclick.com/"]Doubleclick[/url] out, they are checking us as we write. Check your cookie folder if you don't believe me :ph34r:

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[quote name='Bosworth' post='971260' date='Feb 15 2008, 09:33 AM']Anyone else getting this problem on virtually every page?
Clearly off-topic, but nowhere easy to post technical issues.

Page loads then some sort of ad is searched out which cannot be found and the page redirects to a whole 404 error.
Using IE7.

This is one of the pages that I get redirected to that doesn't exist:
[url="http://www.google.co.uk/hws/dell-usuk/afe?hl=en&channel=uk&s=http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st?ad_type=iframe&ad_size=728x90&section=290104&pub_redirect_unencoded=1&pub_redirect=http://adserver.adtech.de/adlink|338|1474792|0|225|AdId=1677838;BnId=4;itime=67856956;nodecode=yes;link="]http://www.google.co.uk/hws/dell-usuk/afe?...ecode=yes;link=[/url]

Only way round it is to hit the "stop" button when most of the page has loaded.[/quote]

Install firefox:

[url="http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/firefox/"]http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/firefox/[/url]

load the adblock plus (ABP) addon. Go to tools, add-ons, it should be top of the list

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It is very likely that you have some malware. I personally stay clear of Internet Explorer as much as possible. Apart from the odd bank and www.selftrade.co.uk websites that demand that you use this browser, I prefer to use Firefox or Opera when surfing the 'net. These browsers are faster, use less RAM and have a lot less security flaws. If you are interested in privacy then it is good idea to wipe your cookies too. I use CCLEANER for this too.

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[quote name='rich6400' post='971456' date='Feb 15 2008, 11:39 AM']It is very likely that you have some malware. I personally stay clear of Internet Explorer as much as possible. Apart from the odd bank and www.selftrade.co.uk websites that demand that you use this browser, I prefer to use Firefox or Opera when surfing the 'net. These browsers are faster, use less RAM and have a lot less security flaws. If you are interested in privacy then it is good idea to wipe your cookies too. I use CCLEANER for this too.[/quote]

No malware as far as I can tell.

Everything works fine on my mac and my linux box (running Mozilla), just happen to be using the machine in my study that runs windows and IE. Where are these extra cookies coming from???

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[quote name='Bosworth' post='971531' date='Feb 15 2008, 12:14 PM']No malware as far as I can tell.

Everything works fine on my mac and my linux box (running Mozilla), just happen to be using the machine in my study that runs windows and IE. Where are these extra cookies coming from???[/quote]
Stick to the Mac and save our time then <_<

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[quote name='Son of Taeper' post='971967' date='Feb 15 2008, 05:33 PM']Stick to the Mac and save our time then <_<[/quote]

It's stopped doing it now.
I see conspiracies everywhere :)

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