Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-03-2003, 01:05 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: albuquerque, new mexico
Distribution: Windows XP, Debian Linux
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
can't go to search engines

Has anyone ever heard of this problem:

Trying to use a search engine results in a connection refused message. This happens with any search engine (MSN, Google) and any browser (IE, Mozilla) Actually, I can't even go to a search engine's main webpage and see it (besides MSN but the search feature doesn't work) Maybe a virus or a possible browser hijack gone wrong? I tried to uninstall/reinstall the browsers and reset all default settings but not helpful.
Old 10-04-2003, 12:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
Can you go to any web page??
Old 10-04-2003, 02:55 AM   #3
LQ Veteran
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
Could it be this:

Your symptoms sound similar to those described in the article. -- J.W.
Old 10-04-2003, 03:35 AM   #4
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: albuquerque, new mexico
Distribution: Windows XP, Debian Linux
Posts: 34

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yup, that's exactly it. I have what that dude did. Actually, I fixed it now, I just re-installed the OS. I have a crappy virus scanner and didn't find anything. Maybe with a better virus scanner it would have found it. Thanx for the info.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Open Source Website Search Engines caged Programming 1 11-28-2005 09:10 PM
open source search engines? kpachopoulos General 2 08-16-2005 02:44 AM
Size of search engines the_imax General 3 08-08-2004 12:45 AM
Downloaded some sort of spyware - can't get to search engines.. help? BrianK General 5 09-27-2003 08:49 AM
About Search Engines NeoAnderson Linux - Software 1 05-12-2002 05:23 AM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration