Why do I get randomly redirected to websites?

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Re: Why do I get randomly redirected to websites?

Postby RaiCoss on Fri May 15, 2009 2:47 pm

richyrich wrote:Where did you get your Live disk from? Did you burn it yourself? On a Wind*** machine, or your other Linux pc?

"I've been reading up on "DNS Spoofing", and maybe your Router has been infected! You can check by logging into the router, and check to make sure the DNS servers are set to your ISP's servers."

Have you checked your DNS entries?


I got the .ISO from the official Mint site. It was burned with Nero Linux 3 on Ubuntu 9.04.

I'm trying to sort the DNS issue now,but AOL tech support is sh**.
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Re: Why do I get randomly redirected to websites?

Postby RaiCoss on Fri May 15, 2009 3:16 pm

Ok I was just reading this page;

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/6719/2/

and got redirected to;

http://www.copy.com

I was reading the page, not touching either the touchpad or keyboard, and it redirected

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Re: Why do I get randomly redirected to websites?

Postby tinca on Sat May 16, 2009 4:27 am

RaiCoss,

I have just been to the link you provided and put my cursor in the center of the page and used the mouse wheel to scroll down to the bottom of the page, reading as I went. I left the cursor at the bottom of the page and then used the mouse wheel to scroll to the top again. I repeated this several times.

At no time did it re-direct me.

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Re: Why do I get randomly redirected to websites?

Postby shane on Sat May 16, 2009 4:41 am

If this is a Mint problem, I am 100% sure it is not intentional. That would simply be retarded. Did you do an md5sum check on the ISO? Please do report it in the RC1 bug thread. viewtopic.php?f=143&t=25408
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Re: Why do I get randomly redirected to websites?

Postby richyrich on Sun May 17, 2009 9:42 am

RaiCoss,
Found this thread in the forums, dealing with YouTube & others.
Re: Problems with Youtube and others
by Ozz on Thu May 14, 2009 8:53 am
Hi I had the exact same problem, with youtube, Deezer etc... freezing after I changed tabs and navigated to something else, or just being slow and stuff

My solution to this (credit goes to Miket for this actually )

Type this in the Terminal to remove the non-free flashplugin

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sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree

Then this to install the Adobe Flash plugin

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sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin


They said that it worked for them. Might be something to try?

regards, Richard
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