Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:38 PM
I live in the U.S.A. I got a new mouse about two weeks ago. When I hooked it up, I also took the opportunity to shut my PC down, disconnect all the peripherals, move it a few feet, vacuum the dust off the fan vents, etc. When I started it back up (with the new mouse installed) and opened Internet Explorer and went to Google, it displayed the German language version of the Google home page. I went into the Google preferences page and changed it back to English. Then I went to my Internet banking site, and when I went to login, it told me it didn't recognize the computer I was logging in from, and gave me one of my challenge questions (the next day, the Internet Security department from my bank called me and said their records showed my login had come from Germany). Then I went to the Travelocity website and it gave me some sort of welcome page that indicated I was out of the country.
I've previously loaded Malware Bytes and Super Anti Spyware on my computer, and also have NAV, and have run all of those, so I don't think it's virus or botnet related, though that thought has crossed my mind. Is there some setting in IE7 that has changed, that I can change back?
I've looked at Tools>Internet Options>Languages, and US English is the only language listed. I also looked at About Internet Explorer>System Info and there is nothing out of the ordinary (no proxies active, etc.).
When I do a Google search now, for example - it displays the results in English, but the sponsored ads over on the right side of the page are all for German websites.
I have restarted the computer a couple of times since then, but am still getting the same results. I'm running XP, and the browser is IE7. Any help would be greatly appreciated!