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Are you sure it is Coupon mountain you are being re-directed too. When it happens again copy the link down and post it here, leave out the http.
Is it this site you are being re-directed too.
That site is safe.
Thanks for your reply;
I chose the random name Jam (same sites appear for any search word) and entered it on Google, the Blue Header and text appear to be from genuine sites, BBC, Wikipedia etc. The web addresses from the first page were as follows;
Clicking on the return arrow on the top left of the IE screen that would normally return me to Google only refreshes the link.
Strangely adding .com so that it reads jam.com in the search box actually reveals a selection of websites such as jam.com, defjam.com which are all correct sites.
Thanks again for your interest
Cannot find anything wrong with these sites.
This does not load for me.
Have you recently installed anything just prior to this, which version if IE are you using, do you have Firefox installed, if so, does it happen when using FF as well.
I have IE7 and have never used anything else like Firefox.
Having stayed away from Google as a result of the problem it now appears that only the front page of searches is affected the second page and further pages appear to be the results you would expect. The first page results are the ones that are redirected.
Searches in Ask or Yahoo work properly.
A search for NASA in Google shows up as;
NASA - Home
News, links, mission schedules, and NASA for kids.
couponmountain.co.uk - 43k - Cached - Similar pages
The above is coloured as per usual searches
The first line is blue and bold.
The second line black
couponmountain.co.uk -43k-is in green the Cached - similar pages are in pale blue
Thank you for your assistance
I managed to get to freescan.antivirus.com via google cache, still cannot find anything wrong with those sites. Is BT you`re ISP or a BT Wholesale such as Aquiss.
You should always install a second browser just in case, i would recommend you install Firefox , also install Noscript and AdBlock Plus.
I would also recommend SpywareBlaster it does not scan, it just sits in the background blocking tracking cookies, malicious ActiveX and others.
You might need to clean out your cookies and temp files, CCleaner is a good free programme that does just that, untick the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.
Open the programme and tick all the boxes until you get to the Advanced in the windows section, tick all boxes in application.
Now click on options, set to secure file deletion and select 35 Guttman. Untick the box where it states run CCleaner when computer starts.
Now go back to cleaner and click on analyze, once completed click on run cleaner. Leave the registry section alone, unless you know exactly what you are deleting.
Let me know if things have improved.
Dear Vinod & Paullotion
Vinod your solution worked first time. I renamed the file and all is well (at the moment). Excuse my ignorance but I renamed the file, is it best to leave it like that or delete it all together.
Paul I am currently taking your advice and adding the programs you suggest.
I am still awaiting a phone back from McAffee 3 days later and yet you two have come up trumps. I have little to contribute to forums such as these due to my ignorance, people like me will come and go as and when we have problems you guys hang around and solve them - THANKS.
If it were possible I'd buy you both a drink, in the absence of that if its okay with you I'll put a donation of some money to a charity, seems only fair that someone else benefits from your expertise.
I hope I don't have to trouble you further:)