Web page redirect

By downandout ยท 5 replies
Mar 20, 2008
  1. when you type query into any search engine,then click on result to go to web site. We are redirected to a different search engine a different one every time. Have norton antispyware not problems detected,so installed windows defender ran scan no problems detected. Using IE7 fault there, no problem when using Fire fox can any body please give me a solution:confused:
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    you might try this 'quick fix'

    delete the IE cache and then run->cmd
    ipconfig /flushdns
    net stop "DNS Client"
    net start "DNS Client" ​
    restart IE
  4. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Dont fix all the R entries, there are better ways, post the log and we'll take a look at it.
  5. mumbai_pune_guy

    mumbai_pune_guy TS Rookie Posts: 16

    whats a redirect?
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    redirect: not going where you expected to. When driving a car, it's that darn detour sign that routes you elsewhere.

    On the web there are two kinds:
    1- the website designer actually intends to take your brower to a different location
    on the site than the one your browser requested. This usually occurs when the site
    gets reorganized and the webmaster doesn't want you to lose access by removing the
    original page

    2- the BAD KIND, is like what is being reported here;
    "We are redirected to a different search engine a different one every time".
    The browser (or dns) as been hijacked by forcing the reply to "somewhere I didn't want to go".
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