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Chrome redirecting google search results corporateuser 1/18/10 2:43 PM
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Chrome redirecting google search results: In my google chrome browser, I do have some chrome extensions running. But seems when I do a google search, then the results that show up are correct, but when I click on them, chrome redirects me to some unrelated pages containing ads etc. I thought that with google chrome, such browser virus etc would not be able to affect the browser, but seems that that is not the case. Can google chrome provide help notes on how to fix this, and also try to make sure that google chrome browser is not able to get compromised in this way. Other browsers work fine though.

From my blog  http://people20.blogspot.com/2007/10/wrote-to-gmail-yahoomail-hotmail-to.html  , http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dthcr25_155gbfdnd  
For others to best assist you in troubleshooting scenarios, please also provide the following:
Google Chrome version (type in about:version into the address bar): latest dev
Operating System: Win XP
URLs (if applicable): google.com
Error Message: redirect2010-01-18

Chrome redirecting google search results: In my google chrome browser, I do have some chrome extensions running. But seems when I do a google search, then the results that show up are correct, but when I click on them, chrome redirects me to some unrelated pages containing ads etc. I thought that with google chrome, such browser virus etc would not be able to affect the browser, but seems that that is not the case. Can google chrome provide help notes on how to fix this, and also try to make sure that google chrome browser is not able to get compromised in this way. Other browsers work fine though. I tried antivirus etc, but that does not work. Most importantly, it is a waste of hours trying to fix this issue, and the only option seems to be of buying a new computer. Hopefully Chrome OS will not have these problems (currently I am using Windows XP)

From my blog  http://people20.blogspot.com/2007/10/wrote-to-gmail-yahoomail-hotmail-to.html  , http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dthcr25_155gbfdnd  
For others to best assist you in troubleshooting scenarios, please also provide the following:
Google Chrome version (type in about:version into the address bar): latest dev
Operating System: Win XP
URLs (if applicable): google.com
Error Message: redirect

Re: Chrome redirecting google search results dwight.stegall 1/18/10 4:57 PM
chrome is not doing that. you have malware on your computer. scan for it.
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results corporateuser 1/18/10 7:43 PM
True, chrome is not doing that, but I was under impression that with chrome (and maybe Chrome OS), malware etc will not affect it.
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results 28if 1/30/10 5:47 PM
I have the same problem and every adware and malware program I have tried has failed to find anything. This answer was not helpful. Anyone been able to fix this sucessfully?
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results Tabibito81 5/4/10 7:25 AM
I had this problem, and I found the isse was with the HTTPS Secure extension. It was set to always redirect http://www.google.com URLs to https. Simply remove the Google URL from the 'always' list in the extension options.
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results bignatewill 8/20/10 8:43 AM
tabibito where can i find the extensions options menu?
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results mikedperreault 8/24/10 8:53 AM
After weeks of trying, I finally found and used "Hitman Pro" and it fixed the problem in under five minutes. You can find it here: http://www.surfright.nl/en
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results annepearn 9/29/10 11:26 PM
how do you remove the google url

malware, virus can, and cookie remival do nothing
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results bigjohn860 10/31/10 4:49 PM
Fix, but pisses me off, after i typed in the address bar was redirected to a Yahoo web search page, at the bottom right of this page click on (About This Page), next page was a link to (OPT out of this service) The Provider of this service is my ISP CHARTER.NET
I clicked OPT Out and was given a selection of search engines to choose from, I selected Google. and now the problem is GONE

IT is not a virus or mail-ware, It is My Service Provider Charter.Net
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results Iam88keyz 1/4/11 6:58 PM
@bigjohn860 - I was getting so frustrated with this same problem! Been using same ISP - Buckeye Express - at work for 3 years this just started happening. I use my right click->search for (highlighted text) with Google quite a lot, and this was redirecting to Buckeye's search page. Found the fine print in the bottom right hand corner and fixed it. THANK YOU!
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results corporateuser 1/4/11 7:54 PM
To avoid malware etc, it will be good to have Chrome OS USB boot-up pendrive for sale by Google or other vendor : In order for folks to be able to boot up Chrome OS on windows computers, especially folks who might have windows malware or other stuff that makes windows unusable, or simply for folks who want the most performance from their hardware, it will be good if Google can ship USB pendrives that users can plug into their windows desktops or laptops and get booted up on Chrome OS. That will be great !!!!! And will help reduce eco-pollution, esp for folks who are on the verge of disposing off windows XP desktop or laptop. What do you think ? Would that be a good product for google for say $5 for such a pendrive ? 
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results gary972 1/14/11 10:41 AM
isn't someone from google there to help out with this, or don't they want to know
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results gregperth 4/23/11 4:33 PM
I have a similar issue with google chrome redirecting me to other sights. Often if I click the link on the second time it will take me to the rights link
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results Jorge Brown 5/4/11 8:25 AM
Replying to Gary972, Google CEO suggested that all troubleshooting should be done by the users. I am having a similar issue as gregperth. I get an initial set of valid search results from google that get inmediately replaced by other set of suspicious results. Tried Kaspersky and removing google and reinstalling that only fixed the issue temporally. Running Chrome on windows 7.
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results nicknameguy 5/8/11 4:54 PM
I had a very similar problem and I just seemed to be able to fix it (so far).

1. I clicked on the "magnifying glass" (whatever that drop down menu is by the star) and i went to Options.
2. Then I clicked "manage search engines"
3. i changed the link from "google.com" to "http://www.google.com" (without the quotes of course).

This has seemed to work for me.  Hopefully it'll stay! :)
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results Hardyteaches 5/15/11 4:22 PM
@Jorge Brown, I understand them wanting users doing the troubleshooting but at this point the problem has been identified and the bug needs to be fixed by Google.  This seriously undermines my faith in the Chrome browser and the company's dedication to ethical search results.

I have the same problem as many here. I get valid results. (I searched for a sports topic and ESPN was the first result but when I click on the link I get redirected to any number of shady sites.
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results stevenroose 5/19/11 11:20 AM
This should fix the country redirect when searching from the chrome omnibox.
http://knol.google.com/k/steven-roose/search-google-com-instead-of-country/3vtjkywjm9myu/18
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results Hardyteaches 6/17/11 6:26 PM
Ok.  I have tried all of the legitimate answers solutions proposed here and it still isn't working.  I get redirected every time. I have to copy and paste the address from the results into the address bar.  Since it doesn't seem like Google is listening this is my official announcement that I changed my search engine.  

I just changed it to Yahoo because I don't really want to use any engine other than Google. Any suggestions for a better search engine?
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results djenning 6/28/11 5:57 AM
As an early adopter of Chrome, I am now totally fed up. I can't get it to stop this redirecting nonsense when using google search results pages. I can't seem to find any official support or help postings from from the people at google/chrome.  So long for now Chrome.
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results Shemeer NS 7/3/11 1:07 PM
This may help you

check the below file in notepad/editor

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts


if the file having anything more than specified below then remove that line

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#        127.0.0.1       localhost
Re: Chrome redirecting google search results sqorpius 8/1/11 6:26 PM
same thing with my chrome
chrome: 12.0.742.122
OS: win 7 (64 bit)

i installed spybot and kaspersky.I.S. i multi-scan my windows and found nothing.
i disabled adblock extenstion and all works fine again. so i uninstalled adblock -> restart chrome > re-install adblock and all works fine now.

other issues i found during troubleshoot, had no effect on search links hijacking :
proxy was set to 172.0.0.1 (???)
folder named "spigot" in "C:\Program Files (x86)"

i hope it helps.
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