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Default google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 09:38 AM






Clicking on my Google search results goes off to the wrong page most
times, usually to some other search page. Happens with broad band or
dialup and in firefox and IE. Ive already reinstalled, along with
browser.
If I paste the URL i get the right page, but often clicking on the
highlighted line in the results goes wrong. IT seems to go off to a
sucession of addresses before settling for pages like "ask". Odd.

Anyone any ideas whats happening?
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 09:42 AM






Following up to Mike..... <mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
IT seems to go off to a
sucession of addresses before settling for pages like "ask". Odd.
theres the sound of a second mouse click which i havent made when it
goes wrong.
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 09:50 AM



On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 15:38:47 +0000, Mike.....
<mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
Clicking on my Google search results goes off to the wrong page most
times, usually to some other search page. Happens with broad band or
dialup and in firefox and IE. Ive already reinstalled, along with
browser.
If I paste the URL i get the right page, but often clicking on the
highlighted line in the results goes wrong. IT seems to go off to a
sucession of addresses before settling for pages like "ask". Odd.

Anyone any ideas whats happening?
Virus. What anti-virus software do you have? Updated it recently?
Tried a different browser, Firefox or Opera? Answer these and we'll
start to get somewhere.

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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 10:12 AM



Following up to Big Bill <bill (AT) kruse (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
Virus. What anti-virus software do you have? Updated it recently?
Tried a different browser, Firefox or Opera? Answer these and we'll
start to get somewhere.
up to date Norton (ran it yesterday after prob started). This happens
with both Firefox and IE, ill check with opera...didnt happen with
quick opera test, but it doesnt always happen.
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 10:52 AM



Gazing into my crystal ball I observed Mike.....
<mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> writing in
news:sttis3tek04f67ohj0jrugshrr3nqkdhio (AT) 4ax (DOT) com:

Quote:
Clicking on my Google search results goes off to the wrong page most
times, usually to some other search page. Happens with broad band or
dialup and in firefox and IE. Ive already reinstalled, along with
browser.
If I paste the URL i get the right page, but often clicking on the
highlighted line in the results goes wrong. IT seems to go off to a
sucession of addresses before settling for pages like "ask". Odd.

Anyone any ideas whats happening?
As Big Bill said, run a virus check. But, that really sounds like some
kind of malware that may have mucked up your hosts file.

1. Run a complete virus check (try to run it in safe mode)
2. Run a malware check (also in safe mode) - I like Spybot Search and
Destroy [www.safer-networking.org/]
3. If that does not fix the problem, you may have something nasty called
Cool Web Search - download and run Hijack This, [www.spywareinfo.com/
~merijn/downloads.html]. You might have to post the results to one of
the boards who will evaluate the results and tell you what to do from
there.
4. Go to [www.mlin.net/] and download and install two programs - Startup
Control Panel and Startup Monitor. Open up Startup Control panel and
see if there is anything starting up that doesn't look right. Install
Startup Monitor to _prevent_ things from loading into memory on startup.
5. Download and install Process Explorer, a much better replacement for
Task Manager [technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx].
6. Download and install Hostsman [http://hostsman.abelhadigital.com/]
which will prevent you from going to malware sites.
7. Download and install Spyware Blaster
[www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html], which blocks malware
sites.
8. Go to [http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm] and have a good
read. Very useful information.
9. Make sure you have a good firewall as well - I like Sunbelt's
[sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm].
10. You could also go to Panda software and run their online rootkit
detector.

Prevention -
1. Stop using IE except for testing
2. Use Firefox with NoScript and Smart or Small Tooltip
[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4171], which will give
you a clue what you are about to click on. It's also very useful for
detecting phishing - eg. the link says https://example.com but the
tooltip will correctly tell you http://phishing.example.com .
3. Make sure your antivirus is up to date and run a system scan once a
day (I usually do it at night when I'm sleeping).
4. Run a spyware sweeper regularly as well.

Extra Protection -
Download and install Personal Software Inspector from Secunia - will
tell you what program(s) have vunerablities, and how to fix/patch them.
[https://psi.secunia.com/]


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Paul
 
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 11:41 AM



On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 16:12:15 +0000, Mike.....
<mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
Following up to Big Bill <bill (AT) kruse (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Virus. What anti-virus software do you have? Updated it recently?
Tried a different browser, Firefox or Opera? Answer these and we'll
start to get somewhere.

up to date Norton (ran it yesterday after prob started). This happens
with both Firefox and IE, ill check with opera...didnt happen with
quick opera test, but it doesnt always happen.
have you run spybot or AVG through your system ?
Try them and see.
hth
plh
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 02:13 PM



On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 16:12:15 +0000, Mike.....
<mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
Following up to Big Bill <bill (AT) kruse (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Virus. What anti-virus software do you have? Updated it recently?
Tried a different browser, Firefox or Opera? Answer these and we'll
start to get somewhere.

up to date Norton (ran it yesterday after prob started). This happens
with both Firefox and IE, ill check with opera...didnt happen with
quick opera test, but it doesnt always happen.
Yeah, I shoulda seen you tried in both already. Um... tried
downloading Search and Destroy from here
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
and running it. I don't think Norton's much cop.

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Big Bill
 
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-01-2008 , 02:13 PM



On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 16:52:53 GMT, Adrienne Boswell <arbpen (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
wrote:

Quote:
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed Mike.....
mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> writing in
news:sttis3tek04f67ohj0jrugshrr3nqkdhio (AT) 4ax (DOT) com:

Clicking on my Google search results goes off to the wrong page most
times, usually to some other search page. Happens with broad band or
dialup and in firefox and IE. Ive already reinstalled, along with
browser.
If I paste the URL i get the right page, but often clicking on the
highlighted line in the results goes wrong. IT seems to go off to a
sucession of addresses before settling for pages like "ask". Odd.

Anyone any ideas whats happening?

As Big Bill said, run a virus check. But, that really sounds like some
kind of malware that may have mucked up your hosts file.

1. Run a complete virus check (try to run it in safe mode)
2. Run a malware check (also in safe mode) - I like Spybot Search and
Destroy [www.safer-networking.org/]
3. If that does not fix the problem, you may have something nasty called
Cool Web Search - download and run Hijack This, [www.spywareinfo.com/
~merijn/downloads.html]. You might have to post the results to one of
the boards who will evaluate the results and tell you what to do from
there.
4. Go to [www.mlin.net/] and download and install two programs - Startup
Control Panel and Startup Monitor. Open up Startup Control panel and
see if there is anything starting up that doesn't look right. Install
Startup Monitor to _prevent_ things from loading into memory on startup.
5. Download and install Process Explorer, a much better replacement for
Task Manager [technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx].
6. Download and install Hostsman [http://hostsman.abelhadigital.com/]
which will prevent you from going to malware sites.
7. Download and install Spyware Blaster
[www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html], which blocks malware
sites.
8. Go to [http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm] and have a good
read. Very useful information.
9. Make sure you have a good firewall as well - I like Sunbelt's
[sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm].
10. You could also go to Panda software and run their online rootkit
detector.

Prevention -
1. Stop using IE except for testing
2. Use Firefox with NoScript and Smart or Small Tooltip
[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4171], which will give
you a clue what you are about to click on. It's also very useful for
detecting phishing - eg. the link says https://example.com but the
tooltip will correctly tell you http://phishing.example.com .
3. Make sure your antivirus is up to date and run a system scan once a
day (I usually do it at night when I'm sleeping).
4. Run a spyware sweeper regularly as well.

Extra Protection -
Download and install Personal Software Inspector from Secunia - will
tell you what program(s) have vunerablities, and how to fix/patch them.
[https://psi.secunia.com/]
Uh... what she said :-)

Actually what I think maybe he's got, babes, is something that has
disturbed the stack, the thingummy stack I can't remember the name of.
There's a whole wadge of them you go through when you connect. Or
something. I have a fix for that somewhere, in the deeper recesses of
my memory. I do hope he doesn't have that because I'm gonna feel
guilty for ages about not being able to remember where I left the fix
for it :-(

BB
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http://www.fat-odin.com/
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Mike.....
 
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-03-2008 , 02:47 AM



Following up to Mike..... <mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
Anyone any ideas whats happening?
thanks for the ideas, I run some of them and see what happens. I will
report back.
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Mike.....
 
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Default Re: google goes to wrong page - 03-03-2008 , 02:49 AM






Following up to Mike..... <mikebclothing (AT) freedomnames (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

Quote:
thanks for the ideas, I run some of them and see what happens. I will
report back.
its odd it only happens with Google, if I take the Google result in
Dogpile its fine, for instance.
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