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Redirected to when I type in address bar, how do I disable this?

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When I type in "" in the address bar, or try to access my gmail account from recent history, I am directed to YQL Console or a Yahoo error page. This same thing happens when I try to use the google search bar in the upper right corner of my browser. I am using a Mac.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

You can also try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

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Thanks for trying to help me, I followed what you suggested. I'm on my Mac in safe mode in the Firefox tools menu, and there are no add-ons and I'm in default theme. I'm not able to access "get add-ons" to download the searchreset add-on. I just get the "loading..." message. Also, now when I try to access any website, no matter if I type it in or access my history, there is a long "waiting for ..." prompt, and then the firefox warning about permissions, that the site may be unsafe.

Any thoughts?

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I have the same problem: a request for is redirected to On all my browsers: IE, Firefox and Chromium; with Windows XP and Windows 7. It is not always active, it comes and it goes, but it is unpredictable when I can reach google without problem.

It is called the redirect virus (fancy name!). My virus scanner Avast didn't find anything. Same result with AVG2013. Some solutions on the web look very suspicious... I'm looking for the final answer.

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Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

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For me the problem seems to be solved. The redirection has something to do with the nameservers. I did two things: 1. I renewed the firmware of my router (Linksys). 2. I changed my nameservers from 'automatic assign' to the nameservers of openDNS: and The last four days I haven't seen! Touch wood ;)

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Google redirect virus is challenging to get rid of due to its capability to hide deep inside the operating system as well as its potential to eliminate traces and footprints on how it got inside the computer. As of nowadays, not a single security application in the industry can guarantee 100% protection from this infection. This explains, why your pc got infected even having a safety software installed.

Some computer users know that Google redirect virus is just not a virus, but in fact a rootkit. Rootkit infections unlike other virus, spyware or trojan infections are really difficult to get rid of. In most cases, google redirect virus rootkit is seen related to Trojans which makes it a lot more deadly. In accordance with a 2011 report, Google redirect virus have currently infected 45,00,000 computers worldwide, out of which 1/3rd is from US.

Some symptoms that you are having this virus on your PC:

  • Browsers freeze
  • Pages not loading at all
  • Google/Bing/Yahoo searches redirected to malicious site/s
  • Some programs won’t respond
  • Internet connection brakes itself
  • Terrible adds popping on visited webpage/s

If you have these symptoms on your Computer, I suggest using safe and respected software program as the 1 I've provided below. The Google redirect virus removal tool deals with malware infections that lead to Google redirect virus symptoms and are so difficult to detect and fix.

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