Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search?

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Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? Laurajoy 2/15/09 8:33 AM
I have Internet Explorer and GOOGLE. Every time I type something in the search box, no matter which line I enter something it in,  it is immediately "REDIRECTED" to somewhere that has no correlation to what I am searching for. I have to say, I am about to snap, because I do not know how to rectify this problem. "HELP,PLEASE SOMEONE." lauraj...@gmail.com
Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? hemlock8888 2/15/09 10:24 AM
I can't believe there is only one redirect question.  I'm having the same problem. I have 4 different protections. The search list that comes up is fine. Only when I chose am I redirected to  a google  looking list of legit addresses to chose from.  Help please!
Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? Kaleh 2/15/09 11:13 AM
hemlock8888 ... What you are experiencing is a sign of malware on your system and there is normally at least one (usually more) questions related to redirects, altered search results, modified search results, altered search results, wrong URLs, wrong sites, etc every day.

The problem for those who are obviously looking for similar posts (thank you for trying!) is that sometimes the relevant posts roll off the bottom of the page and may be 4-5 pages deep on the forum.  Depending on the search terms you use (in the search box up top) you may find a discussion that has a solution you need.

I don't know how you have been using the products you refer to, but if you didn't update them immediately prior to scanning, they may not do you any good.  Even if you do, you may not have the correct product.

There are three products listed in the following article.  If there is one there that you haven't tried, consider adding the missing product to your arsenal.

Strange Behavior and Malicious Software >>> Anti-malware product list >>> includes MacScan for Macs
http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=8091

Some have found that they have an extra [ wdmaud.sys ] file on their system.  There is a legitimate system file by that name, but the malware version is in the wrong directory.  A search for [ wdmaud.sys ] here (and elsewhere on the internet) should provide you with the information needed to search for and determine if this is the issue you are facing.  If it is, it will be important that you identify the correct file to be disabled since one will be legitimate.  Once you have rid yourself of the obvious symptoms, run a few more scans to make sure that nothing new revealed itself after the primary issue has been resolved.

I would also suggest following up by making certain that your operating system is fully patched and all software applications are updated with their latest security updates. OS, browser and application vulnerabilities are often the reason your machine was infected in the first place. 


Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? Kaleh 2/15/09 11:17 AM
Laurajoy,

You also seem to be suffering from a malware infection, but I'm not sure your symptoms are typical of what we normally see.  There's always something new going on though.  Are you saying that you don't get a search results page at all and are immediately redirected to an unrelated site when you click enter after typing your search terms?
Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? uday 2/15/09 8:40 PM
Hi Laurajoy,
 
Try this posts also. Maybe useful...
 
Try installing Anti-spyware software and perform a full scan.... I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-spyware... because it recovered my system from the soup....
 
 
Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? Laurajoy 2/17/09 10:32 PM
Thank you all for your prompt and informative reply. I shall try all of them, {one at a time of course} and get back to you all with the results. Again thank you so much. I was at my wits end, but now at least I can go somewhere with this problem. lauraj...@gmail.com
Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? weymouthbob53 6/18/10 4:30 PM
I hit one of my bookmarks I keep getting redirected to google help Why help please

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Re: Why does my web browser keep "redirecting" my searches evey time I clik on search? expobubble1779239517 6/25/12 2:14 PM
Could be a virus in Google's server!