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Lottieloulou Wed 21-Sep-11 21:06:18

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DoesItWearingWellies Wed 21-Sep-11 21:44:59

It sounds like you have a virus.

Go to forums.majorgeeks.com, scroll down to the "malware removal" thread, and the first topic should be "Fixing Google Redirect" or something along those lines.

It is a fairly straightforward process as long as you follow all the steps.

Best of luck.

Lottieloulou Wed 21-Sep-11 22:15:03

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DoesItWearingWellies Wed 21-Sep-11 22:23:16

Mcafee is your problem then! It often misses things and can allow viruses to go undetected. You could try a preliminary scan by downloading the free version of Avast! (a free anti-virus that can find things most other AVs miss).

If you have a Microsoft, download Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and specially made for Microsoft by Microsoft.

DD had the same problem as you, had (what we thought was) a good antivirus but had a persisiting google re-direct problem. It turned out she had a couple of viruses that had snuck in. Since downloading MSE, she's not had the problem.

DoesItWearingWellies Wed 21-Sep-11 22:28:10

Must add that after a prelim Avast! scan, and before installing MSE (if you have a Microsoft, of course), uninstall Avast! and just rely on MSE. MSE is a lot better and will allow the computer to run faster whilst it is scanning.

If you do install MSE and don't yet want to delete Mcafee, make sure it is disabled as it could interfere with how MSE works.

BadgersPaws Thu 22-Sep-11 10:05:44

"If you have a Microsoft, download Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and specially made for Microsoft by Microsoft. "

I'm far from convinced about Microsoft Security Essentials, if Microsoft genuinely knew how to do security right and do it well they wouldn't need to provide anti-virus software...

If McAfee is still paid for then keep using it for the moment, however make sure that it's up to date. If it's expired then something like Avast or AVG are meant to be good and free.

However there is more to Windows security than anti-virus and a firewall. You also need to be checking for Malware, software that isn't truly a virus but is still doing things that you probably don't want it to do, such as interfering with your internet browsing.

Your McAfee might include malware scanning, but again it's got to be up to date.

However a very good and totally free malware scanner is this one:
www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

So do make sure that you've got all three of those security essentials (Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware and Firewall) covered by something that is totally up to date.

Lottieloulou Fri 23-Sep-11 14:01:16

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