Redirecting issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by juicyfizz, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. juicyfizz macrumors newbie

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    Hey all. I've got a macbok pro and running OSX 10.6.8

    Let me preface this by say that I've looked through the threads and tried basically everything before posting. I've had a redirecting issue for a few months now - happens every so often... maybe every other day to every day. It is only a handful of sites - facebook, google, gmail, and twitter. It redirects me to random other webpages (sometimes the same, sometimes new stuff) or it will say 404 not found. I have tried Safari, Firefox, and Chrome - same results every time. Clearing cache usually doesn't work. Resetting Safari is usually only a temporary fix.

    Many have suggested it could be a DNS Changer trojan - so I downloaded the scanner and it doesn't detect anything. I downloaded MacScan and it hasn't picked up anything either.

    My system is pretty sluggish too, not sure if that is related to the issue.

    I am at my wit's end. I'd honestly love to do a system wipe but I don't have the software my macook came with - lost in a cross-country move.

    Advice?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the section "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" in the link above.
     
  3. juicyfizz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link, made the appropriate DNS tweaks. Hope this works!
     

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