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Q: The purpose of "" URL address? ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: The purpose of "" URL address?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: mikecollsta-ga
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Posted: 02 Jan 2005 15:05 PST
Expires: 01 Feb 2005 15:05 PST
Question ID: 450580
What does the URL address: "" represent? Is is
some type of robot application that takes over entry into an Internet
Provider's WEB site? Can this application be remove within the
confines of one's PC system or is it external somewhere out in

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 02 Jan 2005 15:29 PST
I suggest that you avoid clicking on URLs that start with,
since these URLs are often associated with spammers and frauds:

"I received dozens of spam e-mails containing URLs starting with I have never received a legitimate e-mail containing a URL
starting with I reported to Microsoft dozens of spam sites
being served by redirection from Microsoft used to answer
that wasn't an MSN account so Microsoft was not going to
take any action. After a while Microsoft stopped answering. Microsoft
NEVER said that they would take any action to discontinue the
redirection service that they were providing to spamming partners. So
naturally I was suspicious of any site hosted at It looked
to me like any phishing spammer could hold that URL."

I don't quite understand what you mean when you say "Can this
application be remove within the confines of one's PC system or is it
external somewhere out in cyberspace?" What application are you
wanting to remove? Strictly speaking, a URL, by its very nature, is
external. If you believe you may have a virus, a trojan, or some sort
of hijacker, it would be helpful if you'd tell us as much as possible
about the symptoms so that we can try to help you remove any unwanted
"visitors" that you may have acquired.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: The purpose of "" URL address?
From: kevind23-ga on 02 Jan 2005 18:09 PST
i have seen sites like these before; sometimes the "g" stands for
"go"; since the "g" is a subdomain of "", it
seems to me that this is just a redirect site taking you to another
address; i have a msn account, and whenever they email me, the url for
a link is, and the emails are not spam; same with, i recieve emails from them too, so, in conclusion, i
think that this is just a redirecting url, and that takes care of the
purpose part of your question; anyway the url and site is definetly
external, not seeming to cause any virus; it is not a robot
application, it is just a url leading to an ASP (active server page)
page that redirects you to the specified site

ps--i went to the site and it did in fact redirect me to

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