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when i try to open a url from a search, it always goes to a random search engine, not the web page

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If I do a search for something, I get the Google search fine, when I click on a link it never goes to the site, it always goes to a random search engine and sometimes freezes my computer. I created a new, alternate profile, but it does it on that one too.

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If it's happening on more than one profile, it sounds like a malware redirectiing you. Try doing an antivirus scan first.

Free antivirus:

http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html http://www.avira.com/en/download/index.html

Malware program recommendations:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php SuperAntispyware - http://www.superantispyware.com/ AdAware - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

If these don't find it or can't clear it, post in one of these forums for specialized malware removal help: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/index.php http://forum.aumha.org/ http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/