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Brower Redirect issue

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#1 Rhendrickx


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:23 PM

For a few weeks now, when I use either google or my homepage search engine, then click one of the first few listings, the browser gets redirected to a differrent search engine, lisitng similar types of sites but not exactly matches to what I am trying to search. Even if I search for a specific site like "What the Tech" or Amazon. Clicking on a listing that is 4 or 5 listing down gets me to the site listed. I tried running Malwarebytes to find a virus but it came up clean. Any advice?


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

Are you using Internet Explorer? If so, try running it without Add-ons and see if the problem occurs. If not then one of them is causing the problem, so start IE normally then click on Tools / Manage Add-ons and start disabling them a few at a time until you find the one causing the problem. Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:32 AM

I am running windows xp - internet explorer. I disabled the add-on but it is still happening. Now what?

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:29 AM

Hi, it sounds likely that you may have picked up a bit of cleverly hidden malicious code that is giving you a redirect...... to get this checked out, take a look here:
follow the directions carefully and post your logs in the correct forum (not here in this subforum please) and a malware removal expert will advise you if any steps are necessary to clean your machine, and provide you with step by step directions as required.

Once your machine has been declared clean, post back here in this sub forum if you are still having issues with it and we will take it from there
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