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Google search result links send to wrong pages, steps followed problem remains

By computerhelp
Dec 30, 2008
  1. Hi,
    Problem: When I search with google and click on a result I get redirected to erroneous pages.
    Everything else seems okay with computer. I ran update mcafee and it didn't find any viruses.
    Did the steps posted here problem still remains.
    Attached requested files. How do I fix my computer?
    I'm running XP and use firefox.
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Drowsiness

    Drowsiness TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I would probably start by checking my HOSTS file, to make sure something nasty didn't change/add any entries there. You can locate this file at C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\ and open it with NOTEPAD or WORDPAD.

    By default, it should look like this:
    If it has extra entries, post them here. If not, we try something else. :)
     
  3. computerhelp

    computerhelp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,
    I looked at the hosts file and all it says is:

    127.0.0.1 localhost
     
  4. Drowsiness

    Drowsiness TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Just re-checked your logs.

    You have ViewPoint View Manager (ViewMgr.exe) installed. Go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ViewPoint. Reboot. See what happens after that.

    Note:
    If, by some rare chance, you actually USE ViewPoint for something, you can reinstall it later. But, I've never had anything but problems with this application and it seems to come out of no where and installs itself on a lot of systems without users knowing.

    If this doesn't solve the issue, sorry, but I am lost and maybe someone can give us more ideas.
     
  5. computerhelp

    computerhelp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay I removed that program and the problem still occurs :(
    Thanks for the ideas though...
    Anyone else have any thoughts?
    Thanks!
     
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