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Redirectingf to random web sites... fixed

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#1 malaugh


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:39 PM

I just joined this forum so I could post my problem and see if anyone could fix it, but I managed to fix it myself. I was trying to reply to the poster that also had this problem, but they will not let me.

Anyway, my problem was that when I did a Google search, then clicked on one of the search results, I would sometimes be redirected to a completely different site.

The problem was that a rogue web site had installed an add-on to my web browser, it was called something like XUL cache. The solution was to delete it. Just go open add-ons from the menu, and see if there is anything that looks suspicious if there is, just click on disable.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

I'm glad you resolved your issue. For others reading this topic: please note that solutions for malware problems are unique to each computer. What will fix one computer often will not resolve the issues on another and, in fact, can make matters worse.

Happy computing,

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