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Safari address bar got hijacked. Virus? Malicious code? Safari 4.0.5.

Just change the DNS settings like andy suggested.  “Hi Eric”

sounds like your dns server is redirecting your requests.

This can ( and likely is, in your case ) be fairly innocent, just designed by your isp to make a few cents out of referrals, as you correctly said.

Try adding either google’s public dns numbers – http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html#setup

or Open DNS – http://www.opendns.com/ (no need to sign up if you don’t want to, just use 208.67.222.222 and
208.67.220.220 )

In either case – add these numbers to System Preferences-Network-Advanced-DNS & then click Apply.

You will probably see a number like 192.168.1.1 already entered there, but ‘greyed out’ – that’s ok… however, if there are others, and/or you find the changes you make keep being reset – you might have some malicious software on board : post back & we’ll help you out.”

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