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  1. #1


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO

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    Whenever I enter a certain address into my browser, the address instantaneously changes to "Adf.***" and goes to this site.

    How can I prevent this?

    Help appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    adf is adfly , some unscrupulous/dodgy sites re-direct you to adfly hosted web pages as they get revenue for passing your connection through their servers per connection.

    Another option is if it happens to all your sites , you may have a trojan/adware on your PC.
    Last edited by Wullail; 11 Sep 2013 at 04:02.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO


    It only happens on one address.

    I have tried resetting the browser, that did not work so I reinstalled a previous image of the drive, and that also did not work.

    I have another PC so I tried to address the site causing the trouble and this PC also directed me to the unwanted site. So, it looks like the infiltration is tied to my E-Mail address, which leaves me stumped as what to do.

    Anyone offer any advice.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe in Blocked Sites in Internet Options add:

    *Adf.***

    or

    *Adf.com

    or both.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO


    Tried a a few thigs. One thing was blocking ad*.ly from accessing the internet from my computer. This worked so I blocked ad*.ly from accessing my computer, this also worked. Conclusion was that the site I was trying to visit had been nobbled.

    I tried again a few minutes ago and now have full access from both machines.

    Result.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO


    Spoke too soon.

    Now getting redirected to other advert sites.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Well, the only thing I can suggest is to either stop using that site as its obviously dodgy or keep adding the urls to the blocking list.
    Last edited by Wullail; 11 Sep 2013 at 07:45.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    Well, the only thing I can suggest is to either so using that site as its obviously dodgy or keep adding the urls to the blocking list.
    Totally agree.
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