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this chinese thing has happened to me recently...
have i been hijacked? and if so how can i get rid of it?
i have 10.6 mac and use safari
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Since this happens on all your computers and browsers, the redirecting is taking place either directly from TalkTalk or in your router.

The first thing to check is your router's provided DNS numbers. Make sure they are the ones originally provided to you by TalkTalk. If they are, then complain to TalkTalk about this, as its something on their end.

You can edit them to use either OpenDNS's public numbers or Google's public numbers instead. See if that makes a difference.
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Since this happens on all your computers and browsers, the redirecting is taking place either directly from TalkTalk or in your router.

The first thing to check is your router's provided DNS numbers. Make sure they are the ones originally provided to you by TalkTalk. If they are, then complain to TalkTalk about this, as its something on their end.

You can edit them to use either OpenDNS's public numbers or Google's public numbers instead. See if that makes a difference.
Thought so. As If the above user has had the same problem as me and is using the same service provider, then just shows its something from there end. I am happy to see that others are getting the problem, as it had me thinking all sorts. I knew it would be down to something like this.

Atleast this is here for others to find, if they find the same problem.

Really strange though, I know if it happens again, I'll be phoning in.
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Ah, a fellow in another thread may have found the issue and solution:

DNSChanger Trojan Horse Removal - OSX.RSPlug.A OSX/Puper OSX/Jahlav

If that works for you, it means you need to stop doing the questionable activity that exposed you to the hijacking.
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Ah, a fellow in another thread may have found the issue and solution:

DNSChanger Trojan Horse Removal - OSX.RSPlug.A OSX/Puper OSX/Jahlav

If that works for you, it means you need to stop doing the questionable activity that exposed you to the hijacking.

we haven't heard from the OP for a while.
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we haven't heard from the OP for a while.
I did post just above the user above, maybe you didn't check that.

I have used that software and still nothing. Not sure how it came about but ive not seen it happen recently.
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I did post just above the user above, maybe you didn't check that.

I have used that software and still nothing. Not sure how it came about but ive not seen it happen recently.
Yeah, I made that mistake a few times today.
I have been reading all day and my eyes aren't working properly. Sorry about that.
My eyes are playing tricks on you. Like little round devils.
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Ah, a fellow in another thread may have found the issue and solution:

DNSChanger Trojan Horse Removal - OSX.RSPlug.A OSX/Puper OSX/Jahlav

If that works for you, it means you need to stop doing the questionable activity that exposed you to the hijacking.
i have the same problem as the op (original poster?) , i just did that dnschanger trojan scanner and nothing happened
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i have the same problem as the op (original poster?) , i just did that dnschanger trojan scanner and nothing happened
post your /etc/hosts file.
Open terminal.app and type "cat /etc/hosts"

copy and paste the results here.
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Last login: Tue Mar 9 07:59:26 on console
******'s-MacBook:~ LK$ cat /etc/hosts
##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
##
127.0.0.1 localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost
**********'s-MacBook:~ LK$
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Last login: Tue Mar 9 07:59:26 on console
******'s-MacBook:~ LK$ cat /etc/hosts
##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
##
127.0.0.1 localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost
**********'s-MacBook:~ LK$
that looks normal.

I'm going to conclude you are infected with the aforementioned trojan. follow those instructions to get rid of it.
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just did that DNSchanger trojan test and nothing was detected
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just did that DNSchanger trojan test and nothing was detected
Wha...?
Um... Eh...

Ok, I'm stumped.
If you don't get any more responses on here head over to forums.macrumors.com and try there.
Maybe I'll see you there when my ban wears off.
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