posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 05:40 PM
It sounds like your HOSTS file has been changed by a website or some malicious code.
The HOSTS file is a list of web addresses and the ip address that they point to.
By adding an entry to the hosts file you can redirect any site on that computer to anything you like.
It lives in
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and it has no extension.
Do a search on er, google, and you will probably find out loads of info. This file can be used to block popup advertising ads too. There are websites
that provide this file with most popup ads pre-disabled, as it were.