Why doesn't my computer like iGoogle?
July 13, 2012 2:28 PM Subscribe
Is this some sort of igoogle virus? Automatically redirects me to spammy sites...
posted by lovelygirl to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Why is igoogle automatically redirecting me to spammy sites? I've noticed this happening for the past week or two. igoogle is my homepage for Chrome browser, and within a few seconds of loading the igoogle page, I can see the address bar redirecting to a different IP address (I think it's an IP address, it says 50.someothernumbers.morenumbers). After displaying the IP address, the url changes to sites like gorillaleak.com and americanprofile.com. I've run AVG anti-spyware and nothing came up.
Is this some sort of virus or spyware? If so, then why didn't AVG catch anything? Thankfully, there are no popups, just this weird redirect. This happens every time I open Chrome but sometimes happens when I use Internet Explorer. I don't have Firefox on this computer yet so I'm not sure if this problem extends to FF, it came with Chrome and IE installed and I wasn't sure if adding FF would make my computer slower. I'm not a computer expert so I tend to freak out when something goes wrong with my beloved computer. I don't mind changing my homepage but I'm concerned that this might happen anytime igoogle opens and that ignoring it might make the situation worse in this future, if it is some sort of spyware.
Windows 7 PC, relatively new- about a year old.