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(Solved) - Welcome to nginx!

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  • Started 2 years ago by LeonJ
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LeonJ
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I randomly get the "Welcome to nginx!" message in IE (on some websites only). Cannot find anything on the web - one post seems to suggest it could be a virus. My Avast anti virus does not report any problems. I tried Hijack also with no positive results. Any ideas where I should look?

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Hi Leon, are you using a proxy server ?

Posted 2 years ago
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LeonJ
Posts: 4

No. I also looked at my hosts file in "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc" and all seems to be okay (?):

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

nginx is a high performance web server used by certain web sites, often in a load balancing environment.

Most likely you're getting the message because their web site temporarily died or they accidentally forgot to configure something.

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LeonJ
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It does not make sense - www.google.co.za returns this message (for at least 10 days now... it used to be my home page). The only way I can now google is to go to www.google.co.uk. However, I can access www.google.co.za form another home computer as well as my mobile.

The plot thickens... I installed Google Chrome and I can access www.google.co.za without any problems. Must be related to IE? How / where?

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

You're probably going through a proxy server using nginx then. Check your internet settings.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

What browser are you using ?

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LeonJ
Posts: 4

IE 9. And for a short while Chrome... I hate to say this but since I installed Chrome the problem seems to be resolved - in IE too! I can now - for this first time in 2 weeks - access www.google.co.za from IE.

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