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Google Problems

Post by Joes2Silly » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:46 pm

Okay, here's the problem: whenever I click on a google link, about half the time it sends me to some random weird BS site. It works fine when I manually copy the URL into the bar at the top (whatever it's called). I tried running spybot search and destroy, immunized my PC, and then ran hijackthis! but couldn't find anything redirecting my links. What do you guys think is the problem?
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Re: Google Problems

Post by smitty » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:52 pm

I think you should try a different web browser and post your results.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by Joes2Silly » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:47 pm

Okay, right now I'm flip floppin' between 2 computers, one in my work area and one in our computer room, so when I get the chance I'll try that.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by Joes2Silly » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:40 pm

Sure enough, it didn't redirect any of the links I clicked on in IE (currently using and posting in firefox). What exactly does this mean? Besides the obvious fact that it is a browser specific problem....
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Re: Google Problems

Post by bassmasta » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:05 pm

I would back up your bookmarks etc and reinstall, and see if that fixes it.
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Post by Joes2Silly » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:53 pm

Okay, I'm posting from my workstation computer again, but next time I'm in the computer room I'll give it a try! Thanks for all the help!
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Re: Google Problems

Post by Joes2Silly » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:36 pm

Nope, just reinstalled firefox, and I'm still getting the same problems.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by smitty » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:29 am

Hmmm... Odd. Try installing an older version of Firefox. Or a newer version, if there is one.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by metalcookie » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:13 pm

You have the google redirect virus. It's a real pain in the ass. It does everything that's happened to you. I had it once before, so I know the frustration you're feeling. Get a top notch security scanner to find and eliminate it. I think I used a trial version of Hitman Pro to get rid of it. Trust me. I'm almost 99.99999 percent sure that you have the dreaded google redirect virus.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by Joes2Silly » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:13 pm

Thanks, my mom had a similar problem on her PC, but her virus was more malicious. Not necessarily destructive, just annoying! I'll try to wipe it with hitman pro, thanks for all the help!
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Re: Google Problems

Post by metalcookie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:08 pm

Joes2Silly wrote:Thanks, my mom had a similar problem on her PC, but her virus was more malicious. Not necessarily destructive, just annoying! I'll try to wipe it with hitman pro, thanks for all the help!

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Re: Google Problems

Post by nevermind1534 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:14 pm

Reinstalling firefox will leave your existing profile intact. You would have to make a new firefox profile to see any results.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by Joes2Silly » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:07 pm

Nope, it's still giving me issues. Sometimes it even opens a new tab and loads the google homepage. What should I do now?
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Re: Google Problems

Post by bassmasta » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:55 pm

Run Firefox portable. It contains it all in one folder, and should be a "fresh" installation.
If you need Firefox, of course.
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Re: Google Problems

Post by humakabula1 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:05 am

tried safari?
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