Hi - Have had this problem intermittently for some time.
Was trying to fix it by running Malwarebytes (among others) when got error message saying that it could not update.
Went to their very good help site and was then taken through using a whole list of tools to find the problem.
Some of them showed a couple of infections that were cleared but nothing very much. I don't know if it makes a difference but the guy assissting me was presumably looking for things that would block malwarebytes rathere than anything relevant to the google redirect although we did not discuss it as his task was to sort the update problem.
That was finally solved with this toolhttp://tools.malwarebytes.org/traceroute_m...rebytes_cdn.exe
Which showed that the request to go the the malwarebytes site for an upgrade was being blocked somewhere in my linksys router. When I disconnected it and went through my modem directly the updating worked.
Curiously when I reconnected to the router and ran the update again it also worked but when I ran the traceroute programe it showed that it was being blocked.
Anyway situation is that my machine has been scoured by at least a dozen logging programs and spyware hunters - I have all the logs if they are of any use - but I still have this annoying redirecting.
It looks like it only affects google, doesn't seem to happen with bing and if I close the redirect tab before it opens properly the site I am looking for is usually there. Also if I copy the address of the site I am trying to reach from google that seems to work ok. So it is not a very serious problem but it would be good to get rid of it.
Also would be good to know if something is lurking in the router - maybe they are one and the same?
One other point. Some of the scans take a remarkable time to run - GMER took about 5 hours and an online one - Panda _ took 13 hours and only got to 70%. Is this common? I only have 150 gigs of storage in all - 66 of that is on the C drive, 27 is on a partition that has a few big programs like encyclopaedias but mostly stored
pictures and music, and a usb drive of 46 which is used for backups. What happens if you have video files or lots of movies?
Anyway point is that it would be good to be warned so can run scans at night or when I know machine won't be needed for hours.