all my google searches going to http://expand-search-goals.com/

all my google searches going to http://expand-search-goals.com/

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SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
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http://expand-search-goals.com/

anyone know why? im using firefox, is some spyware causing this? or is it the dns I'm using or what?
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2011 Feb 20 at 20:28 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6299
Can you get to www.google.com and google.com directly or not?
 
 
2011 Feb 20 at 22:02 PST
Killer-Duck
Homicidal Anatidae

2008 Mar 5 • 1169
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Maybe you got host-hijacked? http://www.adoko.com/hijackers-host.html
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2011 Feb 20 at 23:33 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I can go to google, and I can search for stuff, but when I press on a result, instead of going to the webpage it goes to that or other sites and instead searches on it, but some website I can go to, but some can't.

http://redirect.clickshield.net/jump1/?affiliate=7750&subid=1317&terms=asd&sid=Z581044410%40EzX3QzM3cjMy8VO5QTMfhzMfdTOx8FOzIDN3IDO5ITM&a=evin&mr=1&rc=0

This is what I get when I randomly typed asd then pressed on one of the links that wasn't a redirect clickshield
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2011 Feb 20 at 23:43 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Ok, this time I typed "best soad song" in the search, and I clicked on the top-ten-lists.com website, but instead I get redirected to http://www.kemptrading.com/

thankfully I can copy the website url in google and paste on the url bar instead
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2011 Feb 20 at 23:47 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Sounds to me like you're not ACTUALLY at google. Check your hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc\Hosts) and see if there's anything about Google in there.

Also, I reccomend downloading MalwareBytes, and doing a scan on your PC. And, do you run an AV? If so, which one?
 
 
2011 Feb 21 at 07:46 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

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2005 May 2 • 2066
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Yea, looks like something nasty, Malware-ish.
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2011 Feb 21 at 07:56 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6299
You should also check your DNS settings and make sure they haven't been replaced to some mal-DNS somewhere.

Should be either blank, your ISP, or someone nice like Google (8.8.8.8) or OpenDNS (208.67.222.222)

 
 
2011 Feb 21 at 13:05 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I'm using opendns, and I'll try scanning my laptop for viruses.

Also seeing how I wasn't very clear, I'll give you an example.

1. I type "blah blah" in the search.
2. Google comes up with all the results.
3. I can click on the results and get to the correct website with the correct url on the top
4. But after a few seconds, I suddenly get redirected to random websites selling their products
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2011 Feb 21 at 16:16 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6299
Does this happen in multiple browsers or just one? (And which one?)

It could be some kind of toolbar/addon/plugin/whatever.
 
 
2011 Feb 21 at 23:43 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
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It happens on both IE and firefox (not sure about chrome cause it just doesnt work for whatever reason, even after reinstalling and redownloading chrome, the pages won't load).

And, no toolbars or plugins (atleast as far as I know...)
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2011 Feb 22 at 01:59 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
same thing also happens on yahoo

I'm on a windows 7 btw
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2011 Feb 22 at 02:09 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

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2005 May 2 • 2066
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Check out less porn on the interwebs and get less malware?
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2011 Feb 22 at 02:39 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6299
Sounds like your computer is 0wned. Reformat time!
 
 
2011 Feb 22 at 14:16 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
It's perfectly fine except for this search engine problems
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2011 Feb 22 at 23:53 PST
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2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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2011 Feb 23 at 04:39 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I fixed it! I downloaded some kaspersky thingy on the internet that scanned the system32 stuff and found it.

And stupid avira antivirus couldn't find it.
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2011 Feb 24 at 17:07 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
I recommend keeping a few different AVs on your comp just for that reason. Obviously don't keep them all running all the time, but when you go to scan it's always good to have a few different ones (AVG and Avast are both free, and work pretty well... and download MalwareBytes if you haven't already, it's good for scanning.)
 
 
2011 Feb 24 at 21:42 PST
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4628
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Personally I think it's better just to look for the virus yourself and find a few filenames. You can Google them and find a program specifically designed to remove said virus most of the time. Doesn't always work, since some viruses use nothing but randomly generated filenames, but it's far more successful than AV programs. I've never seen any AV correctly remove even the most remotely competent malware.
 
 
2011 Feb 24 at 22:58 PST — Ed. 2011 Feb 24 at 23:00 PST
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Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I wouldn't know where to start

and the virus was some rootkit or something
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2011 Feb 24 at 23:18 PST
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