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Windows 7: frequent 404s

05 Nov 2014   #1

w7 ult 32
frequent 404s

win7 prof sp1

in the last 24 hours I'm getting a lot of 404s see screenshot attached below
they are almost instant, <1sec, instead of the usual delay
you can see the 404 page is branded google which I dont understand

at the same time I'm getting a lot of this:
I type a url into the address bar such as, press Enter
and the address bar quickly shows instead

This has me completely stumped
It's just on one machine (my laptop) the desktop is fine

I've had a look at system restore, there is something I don't recognise which happened the day before the problem started (and now I come to look happened again this morning)
Install Connect Service
but going back hasn't helped

same problem for firefox IE Chrome (all of them more or less up to date)
malwarebytes doesnt see any problem (nor avast)

I'd be grateful for any help

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frequent 404s-google404.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2014   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if these help,
Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons) - Open
Firefox - Start Firefox in "Safe Mode"
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
Post any scan reports as text attachment
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2014   #3

w7 ult 32

Actually I posted on bleepingcomputer as well, and was pushed into using their all purpose repair tool, and amazingly, and I don't know how, but it worked!
Windows Repair (All In One) Download .

so thanks , problem solved

My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Nov 2014   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and thanks for the update,
I've personally never seen that tool before thanks for sharing it with us
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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