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RAZ Black

join:2001-10-04
Mansfield, TX
Reviews:
·Charter

bing search accelerator intercepted by charter

Have you ever noticed or used your bing search accelerator in internet explorer to see that it gets redirected via search.charter.net ??

next time check to see if you are affected as a charter customer when you select some text on a webpage, right click, and select "search with bing" (build in IE accelerator).

for me, it gets filtered and redirected every... stinking... time.

and is really annoying.

I wonder if Bing is aware of this or has permitted this.
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RAZ Black

join:2001-10-04
Mansfield, TX
oh, btw.. get the google accelerator and not get filtered.

thanks, but no thanks charter... you can keep your custom advertising injection to yourself.
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zed260
Premium
join:2011-11-11
Cleveland, TN
reply to RAZ Black
you need to change to a none charter dns to avoid that


cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26

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said by zed260:

you need to change to a none charter dns to avoid that

That should say you need to change to a DNS server that DOES NOT do the re-directing trick as some third party DNS servers do still redirect, which is very easy to do.

Here's the one's I use and NO redirecting at all and faster/more reliable than Charters servers.

DNS Servers - 69.54.70.15 69.7.192.2
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nightshade74
Yet another genxer
Premium
join:2004-11-06
Prattville, AL
reply to RAZ Black
Have you disabled
"Charter Web Helper"?

»search.charter.net/prefs.php


cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
Hmm?

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

Thanks
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nightshade74
Yet another genxer
Premium
join:2004-11-06
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
Reviews:
·Charter
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
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26

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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
kudos:2
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.

Zappa2000

join:2001-12-16
Kalamazoo, MI
reply to nightshade74
said by nightshade74:

Have you disabled
"Charter Web Helper"?

»search.charter.net/prefs.php

Hmmm... I don't recall seeing any info about that, but I don't use charter's DNS anyway.

I did see this on that page though:
quote:
*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.


cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
reply to msmisfit
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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NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:12
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to RAZ Black
said by RAZ Black:

Have you ever noticed or used your bing search accelerator in internet explorer to see that it gets redirected via search.charter.net ??

Not with my current ISP (Sonic.net, LLC), or my former ISP (PacBell/SBC/AT&T). But played with my mother's CenturyLink connection, and the opt out didn't. I ran with 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.4 with CL.

Most reliable method to opt out of search redirect hijacking is to opt in with a third party DNS provider which doesn't hijack searches.
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