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Windows 7: Weird browsing

2 Weeks Ago   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Weird browsing

Yet another little problem today am getting this when I open a new tab in Google and being in Australia am wondering what the heck ids going on? see pic




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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try setting new tab page to open with:

Code:
www.google.com/ncr
That gets around google redirecting you to a localized version, based on your IP address or your browser's settings.

Check to see if geolocation is enabled in your browser and also check to see if it's using a proxy.

Also clear history and cache.

On Google homepage click the "gear" icon and check settings there. Check language settings.

Personally I use google encrypted search.
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String:

Code:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%s&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
In Firefox it requires an addon to add Google Encrypted Search as a search engine.

Add to Search Bar :: Add-ons for Firefox

I'm not sure about Chrome as I don't use it.


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2 Weeks Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Either they moved Australia you using a vpn or proxy via germany or your location service isnt working try setting it to the right one Make Google Australia my homepage - Set Any Page As Your Homepage
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well I guess both answers are right because on looking my provide (Telstra our national carrier) who uses an off shore call centre in the Phillipines has set up that Hong Kong is my server address - it seems crazy this should be the case and I am pretty annoyed that the Aussie provider who makes obscene profits each year does this to us. Now I have found that I can change the language by choosing see pic but I will try the other methods because that fix is very annoying.


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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Other than that you can check for proxies, PUPs and Adware using this:

ZHPCleaner Download (Official) | Nicolas Coolman

Instructions:

Run a scan. If it ask you about a proxy check your current settings in Network & Sharing Center.

Network Adapter> Properties> TCP/Ipv4> Properties. /check DNS Server address.

After the scan an "Items Found" window opens. Ignore it and close it.

Click the "Repair" tab and check the items found (inspect all tabs)
Also check the report that is saved to a text file on your desktop.

Important Note:

If you open the repair window you must inspect each tab and uncheck items that you want to keep. On each tab you must then Validate your choices.
Once Validated unchecked items will not be removed. Ifn you don't validate choices then everything will be automatically removed once you close the repair window. Closing the repair window initiates "Scan and repair"
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay you can just change DNS Server. Find one in Australia and use it.
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Find a DNS Lookup server and put the ip addresses into the boxes.


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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Oky forget that last post as it will not affect your ip address. Anyway if you like you can try Google DNS to see if it makes any difference.

The Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are as follows:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows:
2001:4860:4860::8888
2001:4860:4860::8844

You can use QuicksetDNS to easily switch.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

John I think the problem is your IPS has lost Australia.
After all it's just a small island at the southern part of the Pacific ocean right next to the Indian ocean.

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2 Weeks Ago   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ye Jack and I am now even more perplexed because I got a message to say I have exceeded my daily 200MB download limit from Hong Kong and my tabs are opening up with Australia instead of Germany. Noe that I am complaining because I pay for 100GB per month from the ISP so just what they are playing at is not only annoying but plain stupid
Plus my connection to a new tab is instantaneous again.

Just don't get it.

Callender I ran that scanner it found stuff on it maybe it did something to the wretched system.
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Maybe. You can check logs.

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\ZHP

or

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\ZHP

You have to be careful using that tool because it will auto remediate all found items unless items you need to keep are unchecked and validated.
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