For the last several hours, I have been receiving a sporadic redirect whenever I use urls that contain google.com
Instead of the regular google page, I am redirect to another site, which appears to be for travel. When I try to access country-specific google sites (such as google.co.in , google.com.hk, google.co.uk and so on), I receive a 403 error. This error extends to mail.google.com and other similar services.
Other search engines do not seem to be affected, however when this problem comes up, I lose access to the Kaspersky and TrendMicro websites
I have looked at the hosts file, which is in Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and it is the same as default. I also noted that there are no extra copies of the host file that show up upon search.
After this sequence, occasionally, google begins to work again.
I face the same issue with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera
I have also tried to get to google's IP address directly, and this works. However, this isn't greatly helpful because searches don't work either.
So far I have scanned my computer with McAfee, as well as Malaware Bytes, neither of which have found any issues. I also scanned with TrendMicro Housecall during the periods where the redirect issue had stopped. I'm not sure how useful that last scan is.
This is my first time posting on a forum such as this, so if I have left out any information please do let me know.
Looking forward to some assistance with this.
Edited by hamluis, 28 September 2010 - 02:40 PM.
Moved from Vista forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.