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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:11 pm 
hello,

Just a few computer questions:

I use yahoo.com as my homepage for the internet. Just notice that in the address bar it reads m.www.yahoo.com. Any reason why the m is infront of the address? I tried going into my internet options and trying to restore my home address but it keeps coming up with the same m.www.yahoo. com. Any ideas why?

Also is it possible to get a virus in your portable flash drive?

Thanks,
Nathan


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:25 pm 
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I presume the m.yahoo.com is yahoo's mobile site (optimized for mobile broadband like cell phones).

And yes, it's possible to get a virus on your flash drive, this is especially dangerous because windows has autorun enabled on flash drives by default (meaning the virus will run whenever you plug in the usb drive and infect the computer you plugged it in).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:52 pm 
Suggestions on how to get rid of the virus on a hard drive?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:52 pm 
Nathan Milarta wrote:
Suggestions on how to get rid of the virus on a hard drive?


It probably isn't a virus. If it was you wouldn't be redirected to that site.

What browser are you using? Is this on a PC or a smart phone? Some sites can detect the browser you are using and will redirect you to the site they think you should use. It's also possible that this happened once in error and it's defaulting to the incorrect page.

If it's your PC, try clearing the cookies for yahoo and your cache.


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Nathan Milarta wrote:
Suggestions on how to get rid of the virus on a hard drive?

Any anti-virus software would work, I guess. There's free ones, there's paid ones (use McAfee myself). Just let it run through all your files and find and remove the virus...

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best free anti virus, "avg free":

http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-v ... n_free_670

best free adaware remover "ad-aware":

http://www.lavasoft.com/single/trialpay.php

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why m.www:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 728AA50hd8

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:33 pm 
Thank you. I did all the delete cookies but its still coming up everytime I open yahoo. :x


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:57 pm 
Try do a complete reset of your browsing data, this will included deleting cookies, authenticated sessions ("keep me logged in") and history among other things. It's easy to find instructions if you Google it with the browser you are using in mind.


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