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    redirects

    I am having a problem with me typing in one website and it goes to another. For example, I try to go to Hotmail.com and it goes to some porn site. Or I go to my MBNA Bank website and it redirects me to the Bank of America. At the bottom on the progress it will have "sexyque.com/cgi-bin/[something here]/hotmail.com?". Sometimes it will take me to Hotmail, other times it will redirect it. How can I get this to stop?

    It was taking me to the sexyque.com website if a page didn't exist, but I was able stop that.

    Thanks,
    Kevinflinttn

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    Virus or some sort of program you might have installed?

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    Question Maybe...

    Sounds like a rogue popup running in the background. You can download free popup stopper software.

    What is your home page? Maybe something there is triggering the activity when you first go online....

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    Thumbs down i had it too

    i had the same problem, well similar! to do with sexyque in my address bar.
    i tried loads of things (including: ad-aware, shutting down all unneccessary startup programs, deleting internet files......)
    i downloaded ie explorer again and it stopped.
    but i reckon it is still in my computer somewhere.
    anyone else have this?

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    Unhappy Re: i had it too

    Originally posted by blabla22
    i had the same problem, well similar! to do with sexyque in my address bar.
    i tried loads of things (including: ad-aware, shutting down all unneccessary startup programs, deleting internet files......)
    i downloaded ie explorer again and it stopped.
    but i reckon it is still in my computer somewhere.
    anyone else have this?


    >>Hey what's up, I'm new here. I noticed that you're having the same
    problem, that I'm currently having and that we're not the only ones. But
    nobody really said how they got rid of it (if at all). I tried searching for that phrase "sexyque", on a search engine and the results led to a Russian porn website. I didn't go in, but do you have any idea on how to
    get rid of it? Thanks.

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    first of all, close all SHARING MUSIC programs, then close ALL FREEWARE (lot of free tools do that). It can be even worse. Some free sharing music software install special "frendly software" like GATOR. It's not so easy to get rid of it. Go to Start-Programs-StartUP and look if it runs it over there.

    Then check registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/microsoft/windows/currentversion RUN and RUNONCE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/microsoft/windows/currentversion RUN and RUNONCE



    jiri

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    Talking Solution

    I found this page the most in my search for an answer so I would like to put my solution here for everyone to see.


    sexyque.com has changed (or created) a variable in the registry called DefaultPrefix to sexyque.com...etc. It may have also changed the
    Prefix www to the same thing.

    These can be found easily by using edit:find and entering either sexyque or the folder name (DefaultPrefix and Prefix)

    The solution is to use Registry Editor (run: regedit) to return these variables to normal. In my case it was blank for default and http:// for the www variable.

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    Cool Re: Solution

    YOUR GENIUS

    Thanks..... a tonne

    bobby



    Originally posted by randomanswerguy
    I found this page the most in my search for an answer so I would like to put my solution here for everyone to see.


    sexyque.com has changed (or created) a variable in the registry called DefaultPrefix to sexyque.com...etc. It may have also changed the
    Prefix www to the same thing.

    These can be found easily by using edit:find and entering either sexyque or the folder name (DefaultPrefix and Prefix)

    The solution is to use Registry Editor (run: regedit) to return these variables to normal. In my case it was blank for default and http:// for the www variable.

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    Re: Solution

    if you accidentally change it so you have to type http:// to get anywhere on the internet how do you fix it?




    Originally posted by randomanswerguy
    I found this page the most in my search for an answer so I would like to put my solution here for everyone to see.


    sexyque.com has changed (or created) a variable in the registry called DefaultPrefix to sexyque.com...etc. It may have also changed the
    Prefix www to the same thing.

    These can be found easily by using edit:find and entering either sexyque or the folder name (DefaultPrefix and Prefix)

    The solution is to use Registry Editor (run: regedit) to return these variables to normal. In my case it was blank for default and http:// for the www variable.

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    Re: Solution

    How do you return them to normal tho. I have a blank default too?
    Thanks.........


    Originally posted by randomanswerguy
    I found this page the most in my search for an answer so I would like to put my solution here for everyone to see.


    sexyque.com has changed (or created) a variable in the registry called DefaultPrefix to sexyque.com...etc. It may have also changed the
    Prefix www to the same thing.

    These can be found easily by using edit:find and entering either sexyque or the folder name (DefaultPrefix and Prefix)

    The solution is to use Registry Editor (run: regedit) to return these variables to normal. In my case it was blank for default and http:// for the www variable.

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    Also as was mentioned previously Ad-aware (which is anti-spyware) at www.lavasoftusa.com could probably have helped too as it can correct registry settings.
    J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance Web and Database Developer
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    Thumbs up GREAT!

    Awesome,

    I owe randomanswer at least $20 bucks for this. Wish I knew registry info so well. Man, you saved me a lot of time and aggrevation... I installed Spy Sweeper in the hopes it'd take care of this, but it didn't. Spy sweeper did, however, take care of a lot of other stuff I had n my computer so it's highly recommended.

    Thanks for the registry info though, random...let me know where to send the check...

    Chris

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    Re: R

    Originally posted by randomanswerguy
    I found this page the most in my search for an answer so I would like to put my solution here for everyone to see.


    sexyque.com has changed (or created) a variable in the registry called DefaultPrefix to sexyque.com...etc. It may have also changed the
    Prefix www to the same thing.

    These can be found easily by using edit:find and entering either sexyque or the folder name (DefaultPrefix and Prefix)

    The solution is to use Registry Editor (run: regedit) to return these variables to normal. In my case it was blank for default and http:// for the www variable.

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    sexyque

    "Spybot Search and Destroy" should get rid of sexyque....it worked for me.....

    Originally posted by kevinflinttn
    I am having a problem with me typing in one website and it goes to another. For example, I try to go to Hotmail.com and it goes to some porn site. Or I go to my MBNA Bank website and it redirects me to the Bank of America. At the bottom on the progress it will have "sexyque.com/cgi-bin/[something here]/hotmail.com?". Sometimes it will take me to Hotmail, other times it will redirect it. How can I get this to stop?

    It was taking me to the sexyque.com website if a page didn't exist, but I was able stop that.

    Thanks,
    Kevinflinttn

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    Had same problem and did a lot (A LOT) of research into the subject on this forum and others.

    sadly things like ad aware, spy bot , etc etc dont find sexyque and so don't get rid of it.

    Sexyque and a similar thing coolhompage realy get you to the end of your tether... still here is the DEFINITIVE way to get rid of it.

    This solution is pretty much down to a guy on this forum called "Randomanswerguy" to him Thank you very much!!

    I am not too clever / confident with messing about with my registry. But I do have Norton Utilities. In NU there is a simple registry editor that even I can use.

    Open NU registry editor, click on edit - find.
    type in sexyque and find it.

    about 5 or 6 entries should come up in the box at the bottom. These are the registry locations where sexyque resides.

    right click the folder icon and it will ask "go here?"

    left click.

    now in the box to the top right you should see the evil little git sexyque lurking. it will say something like
    "default value http.//www.sexyque.com bla bla bla."

    right click on the icon to the left of that line and it will ask "modify?"

    left click and delete up to http.// (that is to say just the www.sexyque.com bla bla bla bit)

    Repeat on each line that contains www.sexyque ( should only be the two)

    and exit.

    BYE BYE evil little git sexyque.

    Thanks again to randomanswerguy who set me in the right direction.

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