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Complete reinstall and I'm still getting redirects?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Kantastic, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Kantastic

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    I noticed that my laptop was constantly being directed while searching Google and clicking on links, so after doing a system recovery, ComboFix in safe mode, etc, I decided to just wipe the drive with KillDisk and install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional. The original Windows Vista was a little slow for my liking anyway. Upon Googling for things like Java, Flash, etc, I noticed that I'm still being redirected. This scares me, because this is an absolute fresh installation! What am I supposed to do now?

    Edit1: This happens in both Chrome and Internet Explorer.
     
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    yes sounds like dns. your isp is shitting all over you or your router is borked.
     
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    *Derf* I set my own custom DNS addresses using addresses found via a program called DNS Bench. I have just reset everything back to default. I was assuming the addresses were safe, but I'll see if there's anymore funny business after this. To be honest, I forgot I even changed the DNS settings until you guys reminded me that it was a potential culprit. Everything was fine for a while (a month or two really) until websites started redirecting the past few days.
     

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