I am currently having issues with a potential virus on my computer that can spread though the local area network and also occurs on my android device or I am having some network issues. Now I have two windows 7 computers, a windows 8 computer, and an android device. Recently when I use the browsers to go to google.com I get the errors I have attached below.
At first I thought it had sometime to do with using multiple gmail devices on my machine or the new modem installed but I do not think so and I think I might of had this issue before. The way I would normally solve the problem is by either clearing the cache and restarting the computer both which usually worked but now this problem is very frequent and is causing major issues for me.
I thought that there might be a hack with the host file which I have modified before because I did a little bit of web programming on a virtual device on one of my machines and what I found startled me. It seems that I had the localhost 127.0.0.1 three times and I am almost certain I did not do this.
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This file was filled with other ips. Another computer I had nothing in it which I believe is normal. I checked for hidden host files but I could not get any. Some of the host file say the connection issues are in the dns which I am not sure to look at.
The apple redirect is from my windows 8 computer, the festival error is from my android(can't seem to attach at the moment), and the ngix is from my windows 7. I don't know if there is a correlation but these are the three types of errors that I get.
Also to note that this sometimes does effect other browsers but if I delete the google cache it seems to fix the problem now with the other browsers but google's browser. Restarting usually solves the problem except the last time I tried it.
In addition the problem is now on my Aunt's computer whose only connection with mine is that it is on the same network.
Any assistance to what this issue might be would be appreciated. I am running maleware bytes in safe mode now on my windows machines after running avast, superantispyware and malewarebytes on regular windows however anything that can help me detect or solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. I am also concerned about getting rid of the virus (if it is a virus) on my android phone.