Forum Question: Re-direct to different website.

I’ve had a problem with my iMac OS X 10.5.8. Maybe it’s not my Mac, I can’t tell. I have high-speed dial up internet connection. When I use Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome, and I google something and click on a link, it always re-directs me to a totally different site. I have to paste the link that I want to go to. This is so frustrating. I was told by a Best Buy employee that I could have Malware. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Maria Flowers

Comments: 3 Responses to “Re-direct to different website.”

    10/6/10 @ 4:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure there is no malware for Macs that would do that. But what would do this is malware on your home modem or ISP. You said you have a “high-speed dial up internet connection?” What do you mean exactly? Usually dial up is low-speed and DLS/Cable Modem is high-speed. Which do you have and what box do you have to connect to it?
    Malware on a box like that can redirect you from Google to another site, for instance.
    More questions: what happens when you go to Google.com? What happens when you search from there? What happens when you search from Yahoo or Bing? What happens when you click on links at other sites?

    Maria Flowers
    10/7/10 @ 2:50 pm

    Sorry, I have DSL modem high-speed connection. I can search from Google, Yahoo, Bing and I it still re-directs me to a different site when clicking on a link. Once I’m on a particular site, and click on links within that site, it’s ok.

      10/7/10 @ 2:58 pm

      This is a bit out of my area of expertise, but it sounds like your DSL modem has been hacked.

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