I am posting this for everyone's knowledge, hopefully in the right place, about these long URL's that are showing up from the main Google page that appear to be malicous browser redirects. This does not occur on everyones computer. This should not be confused to mean that you are not infected I am just providing information on my experience thinking that I was infected when I was not.
Situation: Firefox and IE8: When I would search off of the main google page for instance "test", I get the results, and upon clicking a link in my browser for "http://www.test.com/"
it redirects to this shown below for a split second but then goes to the correct page:
This occurs from the main google page and when clicking a link in the results it gives a double mouse click sound, (a redirect), before going to the chosen page showing the correct url. If you hover over the link it will not show this redirect link in the status bar, it only appears in the status bar when you right click, left click and hold, or if you look at the properties of the link it will be displayed in the properties window. It appears to be something related to a mousedown event. I had deleted all cookies and temp files and it would still do this.
With the help of the experts here we ran through a weeks worth of tests using all of the search and repair tools finding nothing. I had a clean computer, so why was this happening.
Through my travels I found several links regarding google using Ajax software to track searches and even found Google employees posting in blogs telling webmasters that their logs would start showing these long URLs just like the one I have posted above. So this is what I did to fix it.
A workaround, it is definitely google using scripting. You have to stop the active scripting. Go to Internet Options/Security and press Local Intranet. Press "Sites", a window pops up then press advanced. Add www.google.com to the sites list. Now press close. Press custom level while still having Local Intranet chosen. Scroll down towards the bottom and DISABLE active scripting. That's it. Now none of googles scripting runs when you search. Goodbye long URLs and tracking information. Dont ask about Firefox, which I did not use in the first place just downloaded it to see if it would do it on Firefox which it did, because I could not find how to restrict sites in Firefox, but I had read through my travels that there is some kind of addon scripting that will disable google's scripting.
Again to reinterate, do not take for granted that this is the only thing that could be causing a redirect, you very well could have a rootkit infection and only the experts here can help you with it after viewing your logs of what they tell you do check. My redirect was not to some malicous or other search page it was to the correct page I was clicking on, it would just do a quick google redirect through a google server then to the page.
Hope this helps somebody because it drove me crazy.