Really not sure what's happening. I tried in incognito mode and the result was same. I then uninstalled Chrome and removed its data directory and did a fresh installation. Nothing changed. I did a complete and thorough malware check and nothing showed up on that front too. I followed this - http://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/33evdi/suggested_reading_official_malware_removal_guide/ . What's strange is that the results look the same in IE 11 too. Only in Firefox does it look like the legitimate Google Search results page.Chrome - http://i.imgur.com/yLoR3oE.jpg IE11 - http://i.imgur.com/B3MC9RX.jpg Firefox - http://i.imgur.com/EQAKUdf.jpg I'm at my wits end with this problem.
I posted here as well - https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/msgid/websearch/6cf41b60-a6b5-48b2-8eb5-4b054fcf65b0%40googleproductforums.com . A contributor there suggested there might be an issue with malware attacking the proxy server settings. Strangely use a proxy server for your LAN is turned on in my IE setttings. Turning it off does not work because once the program is reopened or the system is restarted its gets selected/checked again. I did not do this for sure. I'm on 8.1 64bit and just did a clean install few days ago. The only programs I installed are office 365, adobe lightroom and some programs via ninite.
I tried this - http://fixedit.itxpress.biz/2014/10/08/unable-to-disable-windows-proxy-setting/ and the results looked fine on IE/Chrome until the next restart. Once I restarted the registry value went back to 0.
Anybody knows what I can do? Thanks in advance for any help you able to provide.
Edited by slicksilver, 20 May 2015 - 10:18 AM.