How to Stop Finder.Cox.Net Hijacking

By Amanda Rumble

Many Internet service providers (ISPs) have their own search pages that appear when you type a nonexistent address into your browser's address bar. These pages have sponsored results that are typically not helpful whatsoever to aid you in getting to your original destination and generate a source of revenue for your ISP. If you would rather be redirected to a 404 error page indicating that the site does not exist, as the Internet originally intended, change the domain name servers (DNS) in your network options.

Step 1

Click "Start," then select "Control Panel" from the menu.

Step 2

Click "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 3

Select "Change Adapter Settings" from the menu on the left side of the screen, then right-click your local area connection and click "Properties."

Step 4

Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and choose "Properties."

Step 5

Click the tab labeled "Use the following DNS server addresses" and enter "" for the preferred DNS and "" for the alternate DNS address.

Click "OK," then close the Properties box to complete the process.