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Computer type problem (again)

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Brian26146, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. I am having trouble getting the google search engine page to open.

    I have tried everything I can think of.
    It is not in one of my banned lists. In fact when I try to open it, I get a message asking me if I want to open the trusted site.

    I try www.google.com
    I try www.google.com.au
    I try http://google.com
    I try http://google.com.au
    I try http://www.google.com
    I try http://www.google.com.au

    All to no avail.

    My ssl and tls settings are all ticked. I have tried unticking one at a time. Still no joy.

    Anyone got any ideas??

    All other search engines open ok except google.
  2. maybe google banned you? :) What have you been searching for?
  3. Just general stuff. :eek:

    Got me puzzled. Works from any other computer but not mine.

    I haven't sent them any hate mail or anything so I don't think I am their shit list, if they have one that is. :p

    Don't have any probs with any other engine at all.
  4. Sounds like you got one of those nasty spyware things that redirect your search to another page.

    Check the URL that its trying to access bottom left. Not sure how to fix it, last time I manually unisntalled an offending 'search bar' tool that was killing yahoo.
  5. Your reputation has preceded you Brian...

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  6. That's possible but it shouldn't usually stop you going directly to a site - most just redirect your home page.

    Of course I can just imagine the sorts of sites where Brian's been to pick that up too...

    :LOL: :LOL:

    Try some of the better anti-spyware products and see if they work. There'as plenty of good free ones (and some that are worse than the spyware they claim to fix :evil: )Spybot is OK http://www.safer-networking.org/en/

  7. Tried the spyware stuff. only minor stuff reported by Ad-Aware. Cleaned.

    Avast anti-virus says nothing on machine.

    So, even if I have been snooping around, I have not got any CTD as opposed to STD.

    When I type in teh url at the addres bar, the whatsishere bar at the bottom of the page indicates it is going to http://www.google.com.au/..

    Got me stonkered.

    A couple of years ago the yahoo bar caused some probs but I managed to uninstall it. Been Ok until about 6 months ago.

    Reason I want to use google is that several people have said to me they search for wife's business using google. So I thought I might try it to see what sort of results they are getting.
  8. if you have XP, check out the text file 'hosts' in the directory \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

    See if you have entries for *google*. Usually people only have " localhost" plus lines preceeded by '#' (which are comments, they dont count).

    This file tells you what specific IPs to go to for named hosts. This can get attacked/edited by spyware software. If you have another OS, the hosts file is in another location.
  9. Wazza

    Opened the hosts file with Notepad.

    Has heaps of google entries inc all the ones I have tried.

    Has in front of all the google entries.

    This of course could be wrong. Do you know what the correct numbers are for google??
  10. Just delete them - or if you're nervous,
    just put a # in front and comment them out...
  11. Wazza and TonyE.

    Thank you both for putting me on the right track.

    I put a # in front of all the entries. Saved the file.

    Tested it and low and behold the google site comes up straight away.

    Thanks again.

    True scholars. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  12. i guess your problem is solved

    but the IP address for google are:

  13. Ah good stuff. Thanks. Will put into folder for future probs.

    Ta again.
  14. The google addresses shouldn't be in the hosts file, something on your machine is putting
    things in there for your , try turning the file properties to read only, you may get some errors then that hint to what the culprit is
  15. Ah Netrider, the universal repository for information of all sorts! If you can't get your problem solved here, it didn't exist in the first place!!
  16. Thanks Gav.

    Have done so now.

    Will see what happens if anything.
  17. If you have further trouble, try using nod32 from here and run an indepth scan.

    It is free and fully fuctional for 30 days and will pick up more than any other spyware or antiviruse (that I know of, of course my own opinion).
  18. I use a little program called spoofstick which displays the www site you have called for in a little bar in the toolbar (Mozilla browsers only I understand.)It basically stops spoofing of websites by displaying the correct addy that you may have called for
    Bloody comforting when doing your banking on line.


    Just a thought if you are being redirected unknowingly.