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#1 tjm74

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:38 PM

Hi - Today, I was visiting a couple pages on Paypal.com. I surfed away, and then needed to come back to Paypal.com. I wasn't able to get there however, as the browser would redirect me to Google.com. No matter what I do now, I'm always taken to the Google homepage. This is in Firefox4.01 and IE8. Is this some kind of virus? I ran MBAM, and it did not find anything. I'm not able to find this specific issue doing a search online or in these forums.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:13 PM

When you click this link, what happens?

https://www.paypal.com
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

I'm immediately taken to: http://www.google.com/

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:08 PM

Start Firefox (not computer) in Safe Mode. Same problem?

Are you using a proxy by any chance? Also, what anti-virus do you use?

Start Windows in Safe Mode: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html Same problem?
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:34 AM

Same problem in Firefox Safe Mode. No proxy. I am using Microsoft Security Essentials for real time.

In Windows 7 Safe Mode there was no problem; Paypal.com loaded. After rebooting in normal mode, the problem is now gone! Does this thing come and go???

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

Not really sure what was causing it. I thought it might have been a program intercepting the traffic and redirecting you to Google (for whatever reason).

But it appears the answer is a classic. When in doubt, reboot. :)

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:42 AM

Ok, guess that was easy enough then. Wish they were all like that. Thank you so much!!!

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:04 AM

:)
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