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cork1958
Cork
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reply to nightshade74

Re: bing search accelerator intercepted by charter

Hmm?

Hadn't ever seen that page before but all my options were already disabled!!

Thanks
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nightshade74
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Prattville, AL

Odd they're enabled by default.

Could it have slipped your mind?
It was discussed on this forum several times including:

»Borderline-illegal search hijacking is back..

»DNS Redirect to Yahoo Marketing

No biggie -- I'm told the prefs are MAC based ie swap your cable modem and they'll be re-enabled.



RAZ Black

join:2001-10-04
Mansfield, TX
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·Charter
·T-Mobile US

said by nightshade74:

Odd they're enabled by default.

Could it have slipped your mind?
It was discussed on this forum several times including:

»Borderline-illegal search hijacking is back..

»DNS Redirect to Yahoo Marketing

No biggie -- I'm told the prefs are MAC based ie swap your cable modem and they'll be re-enabled.

ah, ya know.. had my modem swapped this past week.

thanks for the reminder... totally forgot about this "trick"
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cork1958
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reply to nightshade74

said by nightshade74:

Odd they're enabled by default.

Could it have slipped your mind?
It was discussed on this forum several times including:

»Borderline-illegal search hijacking is back..

»DNS Redirect to Yahoo Marketing

No biggie -- I'm told the prefs are MAC based ie swap your cable modem and they'll be re-enabled.

I believe both those topics were BEFORE I got my Zoom modem because of Charter messing up those SB6120 modems firmware. That was right around the end March or April last year, I think. That first link was mid March last year and the other was from 2011.

As Chubbysumo says in that first topic also, "just use different DNS servers, and the problem goes away." I have NEVER used Charters DNS, so I might have not even looked at that link for opting out.
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msmisfit

join:2004-09-13
Lawrenceville, GA
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Guess I've been lucky. I use Charter's DNS servers normally, and I've never had that switching problem before or after my last modem change.

I'm using SeaMonkey's browser and a Moto SB6121 modem now.



cork1958
Cork
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said by msmisfit:

Guess I've been lucky. I use Charter's DNS servers normally, and I've never had that switching problem before or after my last modem change.

I'm using SeaMonkey's browser and a Moto SB6121 modem now.

Yay, Seamonkey!!

"*Please note, settings are saved for one year and assigned to your cable modem. After one year's time or after changing modems, you will need to reset your preferences."

Amazing how they try to sneak that past, huh?
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