My Google searches are still being redirected. I just ran a search and when I click a related link, it actually says "redirect" in the status bar.... and takes me somewhere completely unrelated. In addition, I'm not able to get away from the redirected page without closing IE down completely and starting over.
Also with Google search, when I click Preferences, the very first option says:
Global Preferences (changes apply to all Google services)
Your cookies seem to be disabled. Setting preferences will not work until you enable cookies in your browser.
How do I enable cookies? (this is a link)
When I click the click, I get a Page cannot be found error.
When I double-check my Preferences in IE > Tools > Internet Options > My Privacy settings are set at Medium. Obviously should be enough leniency to allow changes (and has in the past). I always have this setting set at Medium, and have never had any problems changing my Google preferences.
In addition, when I try to access my Gmail account, one of two things happens.
When I type www.gmail.com in the address bar, I get this page:
where it states "Sorry, we couldn't find
. Here are some related websites...."
If I go to google.com first, then click the Gmail link, I just get a blank page. Nothing happens, no errors, just a completely blank page.
Both of these have been repeatable this entire time I've been having problems with Google.
The bottom status bar says it is connecting to site 220.127.116.11, but again, nothing happens.
When I try to open www.google.com/ig, it takes a couple of minutes for anything to happen (the green status bar at the bottom of the page slowly , very slowly moves), then I get nothing. It never moves off my current home page (MSN).
When I try to access my Google calendar:
If I go to www.google.com, then click Calendar from the more drop-down list, I get this:
but the page is completely blank.
If I type calendar.google.com, the green status thinks and thinks (VERY slow), then I get "The page cannot be displayed" error.
maps.google.com works just fine.
One last thing... I'm sure it is not related, but something I'm investigating: My internet speed is horrifically slow. I have AT&T Uverse Elite, which says it can provide a download speed up to 6Mbps. I just ran two different speed tests, and am showing that... 5.75 Mb/s with one and 5757 kbps with a different test.
However, my speed this last week is NOT what it has been in the past. Sometimes the pages come up quickly (just tried www.msn.com, and www.lestats.com/calendar/calendar.htm, a popular site I look at. Both came up relatively quickly just now. But overall this past week, the connection has been terrible. Literally sitting for 30-45 seconds waiting for a page to load. Pages I've looked at previously with not this much "trouble."
Thanks so much for your help.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 August 2009 - 12:48 AM.
Deactivate links. ~ OB