Friday, April 06, 2012 1:04 AMWhenever I go to Bing, Google, etc and type in the items I want to search for and hit search, it pulls me automatically to a variety of random sites versus the site or information I am looking for. I can't find anything useful on the internet (maybe that a bigger problem :-) ) but it won't take me to the information I am looking for. now any search is basically useless. why? Why oh why?
Friday, April 06, 2012 2:08 AM
I would run a scan to verify that you do not have some sort of malware or virus.
Robert Mann MCSE, MCSA, HP ASE
Friday, April 06, 2012 5:10 AM
See: "How to Reset Internet Explorer settings".
1. Please download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner tool (freeware).
2. Reboot your PC.
3. Please download and update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
4. Reboot Windows in Safe Mode and run a Full Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
5. Reboot and Test.
If still no joy...
1. Download Avira AntiVir Rescue System
The Avira AntiVir Rescue System a linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to repair a damaged system, to rescue data or to scan the system for virus infections. Just double-click on the rescue system package to burn it to a CD/DVD. You can then use this CD/DVD to boot your computer. The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.
See: "How to use AntiVir Rescue System".
2. Download and run Windows Defender Offline
Please read: Windows Defender Offline: frequently asked questions
How to obtain computer virus and security-related support
For information about Security updates, visit the Microsoft Virus Solution and Security Center for resources and tools to keep your PC safe and healthy. If you are having issues with installing the update itself, visit Support for Microsoft Update for resources and tools to keep your PC updated with the latest updates.
Vincenzo Di Russo
Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
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