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#1 psnoeber

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:20 PM

I am running windows xp media center on my computer. Recently I tried doing a good search for a topic at school and every website that Google brings up looks legit but when i click on it I get redirected every SINGLE time! It usually takes me to websites pertaining to apartment searching or just general shopping websites. I am getting really frustrated and have no clue what is going on. This is also a computer my brother uses for his school work but logs onto my name, if this is something that he has caused im not going to be very happy! I feel that i am fairly competent when it comes to computers are searching for or deleting files or making changes. I just really am at a loss at the moment! any help would be great!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 February 2010 - 09:39 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB


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#2 psnoeber

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:14 PM

So here's the deal I am currently trying to research a paper and whenever I type a topic into Google, it brings up links that look legitimate even down to the addresses that are below the results. But when I click on the results I get redirected to websites that have nothing to do with what I am searching for. When the web pages load it brings up what looks like a the number 2 to the left of the address bar. Like on here to the left of the bar i see a small computer screen. I am currently using the newest versoin of Firefox. I have windows xp media center edition. I have currently ran SpyBot S&D, SUPER AnitSpyware Free Edtion, and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware. They find a few things here and there and i tell it to fix the problems but when I do another search I still get redirected. This is getting very frustration since I am trying to work on this paper! If ANYONE can help that would be great!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 22 February 2010 - 10:19 PM.
Merged topics. ~ OB





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