My Yahoo Redirect Problem

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If there's a better place to post this, please advise.  When trying to go to
my home page,  my.yahoo.com, I started getting a GoDaddy.com page instead.
Same problem if I pick the My Yahoo link from the main Yahoo.com page.
Title at top of page still says my.yahoo.com.  Page indicates that "This web
page is parked free, courtesy of godaddy.com".  Seems like I get the normal
page for a while, then the godaddy page will appear repeatedly for a several
hours followed by the normal page again for a while.  Thought this might
just be a YAHOO issue but then saw the same thing on google.com for a couple
of hours.  When problem occurs Firefox and Chrome also show godaddy instead
of yahoo/google page.  Running IE 8 on Windows XP with updates current.
Using Zone Alarm and AVG and have also run Spybot and Ad-Aware.  From what
I've looked at so far, I haven't seen anyone else reporting this problem so
concerned it may be on my end but not sure where else to look.



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| If there's a better place to post this, please advise.  When trying to go to
| my home page,  my.yahoo.com, I started getting a GoDaddy.com page instead.
| Same problem if I pick the My Yahoo link from the main Yahoo.com page.
| Title at top of page still says my.yahoo.com.  Page indicates that "This web
| page is parked free, courtesy of godaddy.com".  Seems like I get the normal
| page for a while, then the godaddy page will appear repeatedly for a several
| hours followed by the normal page again for a while.  Thought this might
| just be a YAHOO issue but then saw the same thing on google.com for a couple
| of hours.  When problem occurs Firefox and Chrome also show godaddy instead
| of yahoo/google page.  Running IE 8 on Windows XP with updates current.
| Using Zone Alarm and AVG and have also run Spybot and Ad-Aware.  From what
| I've looked at so far, I haven't seen anyone else reporting this problem so
| concerned it may be on my end but not sure where else to look.



You really haven't provided any real information but...

Download, install, update and then execute, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe


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It's not a Yahoo or Google problem.  It may or may not be a computer problem.  
The reason I say this is because I have a customer who has a problem with
getting a default Google page and then a random page, and it happens every
other time.  Running his computer in my home it's fine.  So, I thought it was
the router.  Flashed the EPROM, cleared the router.  No change.  Unplugged and
reset the modem.  No change.  Changed DNS to OpenDNS.  No change.  Can't
figure it out.  The computer is clean or has something very clever going on
that doesn't show up when it's being run on a different ISP.  

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Try Malware Bytes Anti-Malware.  I gave up on Ad-Aware a long time ago.  
Spybot catches some stuff, but misses a lot, too.  MBAM seems to be the best
at the moment.


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Tried the above advice and ran a "full scan" using malwarebytes.  It found
two registry issues -
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\
(Rogue.AntiVirus2008) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\
(Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Unfortunately, problem remains.  Found that if I do an "ipconfig /renew"
from command prompt the problem goes away for a short time but then returns.
Also discovered that problem occurs with other web sites such as Google.  If
I do a Google search, for example, some of the links will work fine others
return a GoDaddy page.  Same way with www.yahoo.com.  I can follow some of
the links with no problems but others return the GoDaddy page.  It doesn't
make any difference if I type in an address or select a link to it from
another page.  Each time the GoDaddy page shows up the address bar and title
on the tab still show the correct page (My Yahoo, for example).  If I do an
ipconfig/renew, I have no problem bringing up a link that I couldn't get
previously.  After following a few more links, however, I start getting
GoDaddy on about a third to a half of them.  Any other ideas ?  My internet
connection is through a shared high speed internet connection provided by my
apartment complex.  Not sure of source but not a "normal" provider like
Comcast.  Is it possible for them to have some type of virus/malware on
their servers that's causing the problem?



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Sounds like a DNS issue. Have you tried switching over to opendns servers?



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To me this sounds like your modem or even your ISP is compromised.  Wow.  


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Thanks to all who replied.  No more GoDaddy pages so it looks like I'm  back
to normal for a while.



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