Also, I don't know if its related but my mcafee can never automatically download updates anymore. It always says can't connect, but then when I open mcafee and click check for updates I never have a problem.
The URL traces back to a server in Arizona but the site was registered by a Nikita Vipechkin with an address in Kinel (Russia). Google throws up a connection with xa.com, which was flagged not long ago for distributing malware (and is now unreachable).
Other people with this redirection suspect it might be a rootkit. One person tried TDSSKiller and said that fixed his problem. It might be worth a try - you'll find it here. Others have tried different tools, none of which has definitely fixed the problem.
If McAfee is reporting finding Artemis infections on your PC, please let us know what they are. The redirection appears to be part of a larger package of malware.
Your automatic update failing to connect may perhaps be caused by a malware infection; let's wait for the result of TDSSKiller.
Thanks for the response. This is the version: Artemis!B602FED9A47A. I downloaded TDSSKiller, but it yielded nothing.
Moved to Artemis so that department can view it and I added the Artemis number to the header.