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mvps.org Restricted Site problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by pqt2, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. pqt2

    pqt2 Flightless Bird

    WinXP/SP3/IE8

    For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted Site"
    and IE8 will not let me download the host file.

    The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    host file page specifically listed.

    Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.

    P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    made all entries. Thanks.
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi p,

    You can post on the thread you started. We will see when you append a
    post... but since you started this new one, continue here.

    If mvps.org is in your Restricted sites zone then either

    There is an entry in your registry for it. Search the registry for mvps
    or
    There is an entry in your hosts file for *.mvps.org that maps to another
    site that is already in your restricted sites zone. (hidden from users in
    the HKLM node)

    mmm. You will also need to know the IP address of mvps.org and also search
    for it in both your Registry and Hosts file.

    Start>Run>cmd

    ping www.mvps.org

    209.68.48.119

    You may also like to inspect your Windows startup (Start>Run>msconfig -
    startup tab) for anything suspicious that may be re-writing your hosts file
    or altering the registry.

    Regards.

    "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    > WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >
    > For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    > page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    > Site"
    > and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >
    > The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    > entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    > host file page specifically listed.
    >
    > Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >
    > P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    > made all entries. Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Why did you begin a new thread?

    There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
    infection!

    NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

    Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including unwanted
    software), and adware.
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1

    Also available via...

    Consumer Security Support home page
    https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/

    Otherwise...

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!)
    in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm

    3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested logs
    in an appropriate forum, not here.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.



    pqt2 wrote:
    > WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >
    > For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    > page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    > Site"
    > and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >
    > The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    > entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    > host file page specifically listed.
    >
    > Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >
    > P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    > made all entries. Thanks.
     
  4. pqt2

    pqt2 Flightless Bird

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OlXKh6pjKHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi p,
    >
    > You can post on the thread you started. We will see when you append a
    > post... but since you started this new one, continue here.
    >
    > If mvps.org is in your Restricted sites zone then either


    It is not listed in the Restricted Site list and I have added it to the
    Trusted Site list but the task bar continues to display "Restricted Site"
    anyway.
    >
    > There is an entry in your registry for it. Search the registry for mvps


    Not sure how to go about doing this.

    > or
    > There is an entry in your hosts file for *.mvps.org that maps to another
    > site that is already in your restricted sites zone. (hidden from users in
    > the HKLM node)


    Could not find any entry in the host file. My host file is the most current
    mvps.org host file.
    >
    > mmm. You will also need to know the IP address of mvps.org and also search
    > for it in both your Registry and Hosts file.
    >
    > Start>Run>cmd
    >
    > ping www.mvps.org


    Not sure what ping means but I did the start>run>cmd and entered
    www.mvps.org a the prompt and got responce that it was not a valid command,
    or something to that effect.
    >
    > 209.68.48.119
    >
    > You may also like to inspect your Windows startup (Start>Run>msconfig -
    > startup tab) for anything suspicious that may be re-writing your hosts
    > file or altering the registry.


    Found nothing suspicious in misconfig/startup.

    Thanks for your help, but I'm still at a loss.


    > Regards.
    >
    > "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    > news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>
    >> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    >> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >> Site"
    >> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>
    >> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    >> host file page specifically listed.
    >>
    >> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>
    >> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    >> made all entries. Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  5. pqt2

    pqt2 Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23ol9eYqjKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Why did you begin a new thread?


    Some what old and dumb.
    >
    > There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a
    > hijackware infection!
    >
    > NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    > expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    > since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    > Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    > Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!


    Both AV(Avast) and Windows are/have been kept updated since Ive had
    this computer. Additionally, AdAware and SpyBot are kept updated and
    active.
    >
    > Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    > dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    > unwanted software), and adware.
    > https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >
    > Also available via...
    >
    > Consumer Security Support home page
    > https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >
    > Otherwise...
    >
    > 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >
    > NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    > MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    > machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.


    Downloaded and ran with no problems found.
    >
    > 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    > (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm


    Scan run with no problems found.

    Problem still exist.

    Thanks for your guidance
    >
    > 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >
    > 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    > logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
    >
    > Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    > • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    > • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    > • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >
    > **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    > http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    > http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    > http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    > http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    >
    >
    >
    > pqt2 wrote:
    >> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>
    >> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    >> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >> Site"
    >> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>
    >> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    >> host file page specifically listed.
    >>
    >> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>
    >> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    >> made all entries. Thanks.

    >
     
  6. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi p.

    The 209.68.48.119 is the IP address of mvps.org.

    When you type in a web address (mvps.org) in your browser it is converted to
    an IP Address (209.68.48.119) (behind the scenes, a thing called a dns
    lookup) which is machine readable and is used by the routers (your ISP,
    Satellite up and downlinks and phone and fibre networks) to find the web
    page you want on a server in some distant building somewhere in the world.
    You can even find out which rack on which floor in a building the server is
    located at from this IP address.

    What I am say is that as well as looking for the 'mvps.org' address in your
    Registry and Hosts file, you should also search for the IP Address
    (209.68.48.119) as well, because either 'mvps.org' or 209.68.48.119 could be
    used as the address of the site in your Registry or Hosts file.

    Robears suggestion to do a Malware scan is probably the best advice as the
    scan will essentially do the same searches (above) for you and may also find
    anything in your Windows Startup list that may be hijacking your settings
    and changing them back in your Registry or Hosts file

    Regards.

    "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    news:hi2tlc$ldt$1@news.xmission.com...
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OlXKh6pjKHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi p,
    >>
    >> You can post on the thread you started. We will see when you append a
    >> post... but since you started this new one, continue here.
    >>
    >> If mvps.org is in your Restricted sites zone then either

    >
    > It is not listed in the Restricted Site list and I have added it to the
    > Trusted Site list but the task bar continues to display "Restricted Site"
    > anyway.
    >>
    >> There is an entry in your registry for it. Search the registry for mvps

    >
    > Not sure how to go about doing this.
    >
    >> or
    >> There is an entry in your hosts file for *.mvps.org that maps to another
    >> site that is already in your restricted sites zone. (hidden from users in
    >> the HKLM node)

    >
    > Could not find any entry in the host file. My host file is the most
    > current mvps.org host file.
    >>
    >> mmm. You will also need to know the IP address of mvps.org and also
    >> search for it in both your Registry and Hosts file.
    >>
    >> Start>Run>cmd
    >>
    >> ping www.mvps.org

    >
    > Not sure what ping means but I did the start>run>cmd and entered
    > www.mvps.org a the prompt and got responce that it was not a valid
    > command, or something to that effect.
    >>
    >> 209.68.48.119
    >>
    >> You may also like to inspect your Windows startup (Start>Run>msconfig -
    >> startup tab) for anything suspicious that may be re-writing your hosts
    >> file or altering the registry.

    >
    > Found nothing suspicious in misconfig/startup.
    >
    > Thanks for your help, but I'm still at a loss.
    >
    >
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>>
    >>> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie
    >>> (HostFile
    >>> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >>> Site"
    >>> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>>
    >>> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >>> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the
    >>> mvps
    >>> host file page specifically listed.
    >>>
    >>> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>>
    >>> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must
    >>> have
    >>> made all entries. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  7. pqt2

    pqt2 Flightless Bird

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:AC11C05D-5231-4591-8B33-F75E3023779E@microsoft.com...
    > Hi p.
    >
    > The 209.68.48.119 is the IP address of mvps.org.
    >
    > When you type in a web address (mvps.org) in your browser it is converted
    > to an IP Address (209.68.48.119) (behind the scenes, a thing called a dns
    > lookup) which is machine readable and is used by the routers (your ISP,
    > Satellite up and downlinks and phone and fibre networks) to find the web
    > page you want on a server in some distant building somewhere in the world.
    > You can even find out which rack on which floor in a building the server
    > is located at from this IP address.
    >
    > What I am say is that as well as looking for the 'mvps.org' address in
    > your Registry and Hosts file, you should also search for the IP Address
    > (209.68.48.119) as well, because either 'mvps.org' or 209.68.48.119 could
    > be used as the address of the site in your Registry or Hosts file.


    I did look for both in my host file(mvps host file) with negative
    results. I have absolutely no idea where to start looking for them in the
    registry.
    >
    > Robears suggestion to do a Malware scan is probably the best advice as the
    > scan will essentially do the same searches (above) for you and may also
    > find anything in your Windows Startup list that may be hijacking your
    > settings and changing them back in your Registry or Hosts file


    I ran the MSRT and MS Live scans with negative results.
    Is there some other online scan that I missed and should have run?
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    > news:hi2tlc$ldt$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>
    >> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OlXKh6pjKHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi p,
    >>>
    >>> You can post on the thread you started. We will see when you append a
    >>> post... but since you started this new one, continue here.
    >>>
    >>> If mvps.org is in your Restricted sites zone then either

    >>
    >> It is not listed in the Restricted Site list and I have added it to the
    >> Trusted Site list but the task bar continues to display "Restricted Site"
    >> anyway.
    >>>
    >>> There is an entry in your registry for it. Search the registry for mvps

    >>
    >> Not sure how to go about doing this.
    >>
    >>> or
    >>> There is an entry in your hosts file for *.mvps.org that maps to another
    >>> site that is already in your restricted sites zone. (hidden from users
    >>> in the HKLM node)

    >>
    >> Could not find any entry in the host file. My host file is the most
    >> current mvps.org host file.
    >>>
    >>> mmm. You will also need to know the IP address of mvps.org and also
    >>> search for it in both your Registry and Hosts file.
    >>>
    >>> Start>Run>cmd
    >>>
    >>> ping www.mvps.org

    >>
    >> Not sure what ping means but I did the start>run>cmd and entered
    >> www.mvps.org a the prompt and got responce that it was not a valid
    >> command, or something to that effect.
    >>>
    >>> 209.68.48.119
    >>>
    >>> You may also like to inspect your Windows startup (Start>Run>msconfig -
    >>> startup tab) for anything suspicious that may be re-writing your hosts
    >>> file or altering the registry.

    >>
    >> Found nothing suspicious in misconfig/startup.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help, but I'm still at a loss.
    >>
    >>
    >>> Regards.
    >>>
    >>> "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>>> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>>>
    >>>> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie
    >>>> (HostFile
    >>>> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >>>> Site"
    >>>> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>>>
    >>>> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has
    >>>> no
    >>>> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the
    >>>> mvps
    >>>> host file page specifically listed.
    >>>>
    >>>> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>>>
    >>>> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must
    >>>> have
    >>>> made all entries. Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >>
     
  8. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Visited PC Butts site lately?

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message news:hi2tlc$ldt$1@news.xmission.com...
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OlXKh6pjKHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi p,
    >>
    >> You can post on the thread you started. We will see when you append a
    >> post... but since you started this new one, continue here.
    >>
    >> If mvps.org is in your Restricted sites zone then either

    >
    > It is not listed in the Restricted Site list and I have added it to the
    > Trusted Site list but the task bar continues to display "Restricted Site"
    > anyway.
    >>
    >> There is an entry in your registry for it. Search the registry for mvps

    >
    > Not sure how to go about doing this.
    >
    >> or
    >> There is an entry in your hosts file for *.mvps.org that maps to another
    >> site that is already in your restricted sites zone. (hidden from users in
    >> the HKLM node)

    >
    > Could not find any entry in the host file. My host file is the most current
    > mvps.org host file.
    >>
    >> mmm. You will also need to know the IP address of mvps.org and also search
    >> for it in both your Registry and Hosts file.
    >>
    >> Start>Run>cmd
    >>
    >> ping www.mvps.org

    >
    > Not sure what ping means but I did the start>run>cmd and entered
    > www.mvps.org a the prompt and got responce that it was not a valid command,
    > or something to that effect.
    >>
    >> 209.68.48.119
    >>
    >> You may also like to inspect your Windows startup (Start>Run>msconfig -
    >> startup tab) for anything suspicious that may be re-writing your hosts
    >> file or altering the registry.

    >
    > Found nothing suspicious in misconfig/startup.
    >
    > Thanks for your help, but I'm still at a loss.
    >
    >
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>>
    >>> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    >>> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >>> Site"
    >>> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>>
    >>> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >>> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    >>> host file page specifically listed.
    >>>
    >>> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>>
    >>> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    >>> made all entries. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  9. pqt2

    pqt2 Flightless Bird

    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:enx7Wx0jKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Visited PC Butts site lately?


    Never. Should I and why.
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    pqt2 wrote:
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23ol9eYqjKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Why did you begin a new thread?

    >
    > Some what old and dumb.
    >>
    >> There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a
    >> hijackware infection!
    >>
    >> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >> had
    >> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >> has
    >> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    >> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

    >
    > Both AV(Avast) and Windows are/have been kept updated since Ive had
    > this computer. Additionally, AdAware and SpyBot are kept updated and
    > active.


    So what?

    >> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >> unwanted software), and adware.
    >> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>
    >> Also available via...
    >>
    >> Consumer Security Support home page
    >> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>
    >> Otherwise...
    >>
    >> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>
    >> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    >> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    >
    > Downloaded and ran with no problems found.
    >>
    >> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    >
    > Scan run with no problems found.
    >
    > Problem still exist.
    >
    > Thanks for your guidance


    Keep going...

    >> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >> logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
    >>
    >> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>
    >> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>
    >> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    >> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >> shop.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> pqt2 wrote:
    >>> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>>
    >>> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie
    >>> (HostFile
    >>> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >>> Site"
    >>> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>>
    >>> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >>> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the
    >>> mvps
    >>> host file page specifically listed.
    >>>
    >>> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>>
    >>> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must
    >>> have
    >>> made all entries. Thanks.
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    <snicker>

    Peter Foldes wrote:
    > Visited PC Butts site lately?
    >
    >
    > "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    > news:hi2tlc$ldt$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>
    >> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OlXKh6pjKHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi p,
    >>>
    >>> You can post on the thread you started. We will see when you append a
    >>> post... but since you started this new one, continue here.
    >>>
    >>> If mvps.org is in your Restricted sites zone then either

    >>
    >> It is not listed in the Restricted Site list and I have added it to the
    >> Trusted Site list but the task bar continues to display "Restricted Site"
    >> anyway.
    >>>
    >>> There is an entry in your registry for it. Search the registry for mvps

    >>
    >> Not sure how to go about doing this.
    >>
    >>> or
    >>> There is an entry in your hosts file for *.mvps.org that maps to another
    >>> site that is already in your restricted sites zone. (hidden from users
    >>> in
    >>> the HKLM node)

    >>
    >> Could not find any entry in the host file. My host file is the most
    >> current mvps.org host file.
    >>>
    >>> mmm. You will also need to know the IP address of mvps.org and also
    >>> search
    >>> for it in both your Registry and Hosts file.
    >>>
    >>> Start>Run>cmd
    >>>
    >>> ping www.mvps.org

    >>
    >> Not sure what ping means but I did the start>run>cmd and entered
    >> www.mvps.org a the prompt and got responce that it was not a valid
    >> command,
    >> or something to that effect.
    >>>
    >>> 209.68.48.119
    >>>
    >>> You may also like to inspect your Windows startup (Start>Run>msconfig -
    >>> startup tab) for anything suspicious that may be re-writing your hosts
    >>> file or altering the registry.

    >>
    >> Found nothing suspicious in misconfig/startup.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help, but I'm still at a loss.
    >>
    >>
    >>> Regards.
    >>>
    >>> "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>>> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>>>
    >>>> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie
    >>>> (HostFile
    >>>> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >>>> Site"
    >>>> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>>>
    >>>> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has
    >>>> no
    >>>> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the
    >>>> mvps
    >>>> host file page specifically listed.
    >>>>
    >>>> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>>>
    >>>> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must
    >>>> have
    >>>> made all entries. Thanks.
     
  12. pqt2

    pqt2 Flightless Bird

    New question. I typed the IP address into IE8 and no "Restricted Site" was
    displayed on the home page but when I used Google and clicked mvps.org home
    page link IE8 displayed "Restricted Site" in the task bar. Does this shed
    any further light on my problem?


    "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    > WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >
    > For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    > page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    > Site"
    > and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >
    > The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    > entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    > host file page specifically listed.
    >
    > Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >
    > P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    > made all entries. Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Repost: You're seeing the effects of a hijackware infection.

    pqt2 wrote:
    > New question. I typed the IP address into IE8 and no "Restricted Site"
    > was
    > displayed on the home page but when I used Google and clicked mvps.org
    > home
    > page link IE8 displayed "Restricted Site" in the task bar. Does this
    > shed
    > any further light on my problem?
    >
    >
    > "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    > news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>
    >> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    >> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >> Site"
    >> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>
    >> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    >> host file page specifically listed.
    >>
    >> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>
    >> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    >> made all entries. Thanks.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    Have you checked the machine wide Restricted Sites zone? When you run IE and
    look at the zones you are seeing only your local account listings. If
    malware, or your system admin (in the case of a corporate PC) has added
    mvps.org into the machine wide Restricted Sites zone you won't see it in the
    IE settings, but it will still be applied by IE.

    I'm not sure if this still applies to IE8, but the following article
    describes the location of the registry entries up to IE7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182569

    You would need to look under the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings key

    Also check the "Security Zones: Use only machine settings" Group Policy
    setting.

    Some malware will change these settings if they have been able to run with
    sufficient permissions (eg you run infected code under an Administrator
    level account) in order to try to prevent you from visiting known sites
    about malware blocking and removal in order to make it harder for you to
    remove them.


    Dan



    "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    news:hi6gcj$hsg$1@news.xmission.com...
    > New question. I typed the IP address into IE8 and no "Restricted Site"
    > was displayed on the home page but when I used Google and clicked
    > mvps.org home page link IE8 displayed "Restricted Site" in the task bar.
    > Does this shed any further light on my problem?
    >
    >
    > "pqt2" <pqt2@xmission.com> wrote in message
    > news:hi1b30$pku$1@news.xmission.com...
    >> WinXP/SP3/IE8
    >>
    >> For some reason when I go to some pages of the MVPS.ORG stie (HostFile
    >> page specifically, but also others) the task bar displays "Restricted
    >> Site"
    >> and IE8 will not let me download the host file.
    >>
    >> The Restricted Site list (tools/internet options/security tab) has no
    >> entry for mvps.org that I can find but the Trusted Site list has the mvps
    >> host file page specifically listed.
    >>
    >> Can any one give me a means to correct this problem.
    >>
    >> P.S. I've made no entries into either site, AdAware and SpyBot must have
    >> made all entries. Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     

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