Internet explorer redirects to some other page, when trying to open a particular page.

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Only when trying to open a particular website it goes to the other website then the required website, but all the other websites open normally. Can anyone help me with this, do you think we can change some settings in the registry and it has stored that particular websites address in the registry entry and its redirecting it to the other address when typing the particular address.

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Install SurfGhost and then check. This utility will delete all the relate registry key entries and will also clear the history of your IE. Remember this utility will not keep any history in the explorer bar, you will have to type the address always.

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  • PeterMac
    If as you say it ends up at the correct page, it is probably the way it has been set up. Just someone running multiple websites off the same IP address. Nothing you can do in this case. Would help if you could post the actual website you are worried about, then others could check exactly what is happening there, and whether it is something specific to you.
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  • VietBob
    Your description is a bit vague, if this only happens with one URL it is probably just site redirection. However it could also be a symptom of browser hijacking; check your HOSTS file (in Windows XP, windowssystem32driversetcHOSTS)for questionable entries, and run anti-spyware software such as Ad-Aware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) or Spybot Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) to make sure there are no gremlins lurking.
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  • DRWHO
    We have had the same problem where I work at the helpdesk. This was happenning with good urls where it goes straight to a search page. I uninstall any search bars and run MS Antispyware. It has been finding more hijacking than the others, but then again when you put the holes in, its easier to fix them
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  • Benficacm
    One of my favorite tools. This is becomming all too common occurence. http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html Great tool. You'll probably have to enter the home page addy again after you run it. It really cleans everything out. Hope this helps.
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  • Trevmiesterj
    If it is indeed a Browser Hijacker then you might be able to get a clue from looking in Add or Remove Programs. Look for clues like "Home Search Assistant" or "TwainTech" or anything with the words Shop or Search in the name. Home Search Assistant is a particularly rugged hijacker that requires multiple programs to remove it's code and repair the damage. If you do find the dreaded HSA, check here for information on how to clean: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial85.html
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  • Amitrajit
    Run MSAntispyware. In it you can also specify the settings for your search page, home page etc and block any attempt to hijack them. Better still move to Firefox http://www.mozilla.org/.
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