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So I've been having this issue for the past few weeks now, at least that I can remember.


Here's the scenario;

- I go to Google to look something up

- I click one of the results

- Once in a while, I'm taken to a site completely unlike the preview. That is, I could be clicking a link for Wikipedia.org and it sends me to another search engine, which I know it shouldn't be doing.


I've tried searching to see if this is a regular thing. So far I've found a couple people who may or may not be experiencing this problem, solutions that do nothing for me, or solutions that are just beyond my comprehention given my lack of computer know-how.


I'm using Firefox, but I've tried Google Chrome and it happens there as well. Internet Explorer I don't even use and thought I'd uninstalled, but apparently it's here.


Programs I've tried;

- Avast! Free Antivirus

- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

- Spybot - Search & Destroy

- SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

- And HousecallLauncher


The only thing I get really prominent results from is SUPERAntiSpyware, it finds over a dozen adware things in my computer everytime I do a full scan. Spybot's found a couple as well. Avast hasn't found anything. Housecall and Malwarebytes have also given no results.


Not sure if it's alright but here's a list of sites I've been redirected to, I tried to copy them all down when I could;










It's rather concerning that this is going on and I'd like to nip this redirect thing now, I'm afraid it'd potentially cause greater threat than redirecting. For what it's worth, some of the sites it tried to take me to were blocked by Avast.

Edited by RainThunder7

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As a followup, I finished a 12 hour scan only to yield these results;

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Of the programs I listed before, Spybot is the only one that found anything.


All these items were apparently received through Internet Explorer, odd since again, I don't use it. I looked up how to disable IE through the Programs And Resources page.

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Great! Please wait for help there from one of our Trusted MalwareTechs, they're a pretty busy bunch so patience is a virtue.






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