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Going to ebay keeps forwarding to my netgear router?? why?

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ps2cho

Member
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Oct 13, 2004
Everytime I go to ebay, in a few seconds it keeps forwarding me to my netgear router setup. I'm lost on why its doing this. Any ideas?
 

Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
check your router settings, I'm betting it was hacked and has some forwarding setup or a 'special' DNS setup.
 

wagex

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Jan 14, 2011
also check your hosts file and make sure it has not been edited it at C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc should look like this
Code:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#	127.0.0.1       localhost
#	::1             localhost

look for an entry possibly ebay.com 192.168.1.1

also run malwarebytes and make sure you dont have some kind of a browser hijacker or something.
 
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ps2cho

ps2cho

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Oct 13, 2004
I checked my hosts file, I ran spybot and malwarebytes and nothing found...

Really weird...It does it in multiple browsers, edge, chrome etc, so its not browser related. It looks like its forwarding to my wifi adapter I use, so its not a "hack" exactly because I own the wifi adapter, but why would it be forwarding from ebay searches?
 

Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
Does it happen from your phone or other computers on your network or just yours?
 

habbajabba

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2005
Location
Oregon
Try TorBrowser. A lot of times if a connection is refused/blocked whatever, TorBrowser goes right through. Not saying this is a solution to your networking config. Aside from checking your hosts file is it actually read-only, as it should be? I use HostsXpert with mine.