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When I click a link for a site on google, it opens up a different website than the one I clicked on.

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So if I clicked on a certain link, it would open up to a different site. The sites that it would open up to would be random sites such as Norton, traveling sites, shopping, etc.

URL of affected sites

http://www.google.com

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the-edmeister
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Sounds like you picked up a dose of search engine re-direct Malware that's been going around.

Install, update, and run these programs in this order. They are all free for personal use, but some have limited functionality in the "free mode" - but those are features you really don't need to find and remove the problem that you have. (Not all programs detect the same Malware.)

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/ http://bleepingcomputer.com