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Google.com redirects to Google.co.jp

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#1 mikeak21


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:23 AM

So just recently, whenever going to google.com, I get re-directed to google.co.jp, the Japanese version of Google. I did some research, and I can access google in english, my I cannot change the default (I've accepted cookies etc, tried everything I could find and as long as I close my browser (this happens on both FF and IE), google japan always comes back.

So I'm pretty sure something is wrong with my I.P. address.

Most of these sites give me an I.P., but are unable to identify my location, a few do get it correct, but most come up as unknown, and one even came up as "Germany". :?:

Also, one of my family members tried to play a game on facebook the other day with a friend and was told he couldn't because he was in a different country. (They're both in the U.S.) Additionally, some sites that showed location detecting ads, no longer show my location.

So I've tried everything from re-connecting my connection, re-newing my IP, running spyware protection programs, and using proxies and then taking them off, but still no solution. Do I have some kind of bug, is someone hacking my computer?

Should I call my ISP? I've already ran malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Norton, and Spybot with no luck.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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#2 rosiesdad


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:59 AM

If its not a huge deal, can you take the computer to someone elses home and see if it works normally?
THEN you will know for sure if its onboard computer issues or an ISP issue.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:12 AM

What's the name of your ISP?
And, just as a guess, have you scanned the system for malware? If not, here's a list of free, online scanners: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
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