Chrome – All requests seem to be going “through” something

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Sorry for the title, its hard to put the problem into proper words.

Basically, in Firefox or Chrome, I try to navigate to stackoverflow.com.

The request fails and the URL I see in the navigation bar is:

http://d2e24t2jgcnor2.webhostoid.com/Secure/Error?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fstackoverflow.com%2F&ResponseCode=504&user_id=5b5033d3-3543-4b7c-9844-055afde93841&uc=20140915&subid=20140915&source=browsersafeguard-rockettab-spigot&version=1.0.5370.12627&implementation_id=browsersafeguard-rockettab-spigot%20&block_host=False&reg=False&redirectms=True

This looks shady and my internet seems slower lately. I have a few questions:

  1. Why is my request going through this strange URL?
  2. Do the query parameters reveal my identity?
  3. How can I stop this?

I use my cell phone’s 3G network and tether it to my laptop.

Best Answer

I had this issue as well. I struggled with it for 3 days - turns out I had ended up with something called 'Rocket Tab' which wouldn't let me open any websites at all! Looked for any new programs recently installed in my laptop and found rocket tab and deleted it. I can rest in peace now!

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