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Google Search I do a search on google, click on the website that I want and it goes back to google homepage. I go through the process again and then it gets on the website. Its very annoying since I have to go through the process twice every time. Any ideas why this happens. It never used to?

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    What browser are you using? if its internet explorer, try downloading mozilla firefox ...a much more securr, better and faster web browser :D

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You should try and make Google your home page in internet explorer

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Google homepage default


What is your browser? Each browser has different methods of fixing this. It is also possible you have a type of malware that forces specific search engines and homepages on you, and takes over your browser. I'd install malwarebytes if you haven't already and spybot search and destroy. Run both of them and remove any viruses, malware, and hijackware from your computer.

If it is internet explorer: Go to internet options under control panel. Change your default search engine here, your default homepage, etc. If it's IE 11 or newer you can fix this in the browser's options. If you see a URL in the homepage url that you didn't choose, you have hijackware. Uninstall the hijackware via control panel program features. You should also delete the settings and reset them to default. Then run antivirus, anti-malware, etc.

If it's Firefox go to options(via the drop down menu on the left side of the search field next to the URL field. It should look like a little downward pointing arrow). Click the option "manage search engines" You should see a list of search engines. Move Google to the top of the list. As a homepage, go to the "stacked bar" pull down menu on the far right side of the browser (right under the X out button). This will give you a drop down, click Options under this menu and it will open a new window with several tabs. On the first tab called "general" you'll see Startup and a drop down menu. This will allow you to choose if Firefox, when opened anew, starts with a blank page, a homepage, or from where it last started up. Click homepage and in the field below this drop down menu type in google's url. If you see anything else here and you didn't put it in, you have hijackware on your computer.

If it's Chrome, click on the drop down menu on the far right side (three black stacked lines) click settings. This will open a new tab in Chrome with History, Extensions, Settings, and About on the left side. You'll be in the "Settings" option. On which you'll see "Sign In" with the option of logging into your google account. "Startup" or "On Startup" with three options "Open The New Tab Page, Open where you left off, Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages.[This option should have a "Set pages" in blue next to it]. Click Set Pages. This should open a new window that whites out the background window. If a page has been set without your permission it will have a URL appear here. This means you have hijackware on your computer. If it's blank you can set google as your homepage by entering its URL here. However, with Google Chrome, if you set "open The New Tab" option it should just open a blank Tab with Google Search as the primary option. Below this you'll find "Manage Search Engines" make sure that your default search engine is Google. If it's "Ask" and you didn't set this yourself, you have Hijackware on your computer. As a last resort, click the blue lettered "Advanced Settings" which extends the settings menu. At the bottom of the settings menu you'll see "Reset Settings" which brings Chrome back to default.

If you do have hijackware it has probably installed itself as an extension. Go through your extensions and make sure that nothing is out of place. No search extensions, no new weirdly named extensions, no "helper" extensions or search bars were installed. If they were, uninstall them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Sep 08, 2014 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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I have ask by mistake always have had google iwant google back


click on the arrow icon in the right of for the search bar in IE (left for firefox) if you don't see Google icon then click add select google and check make it my default search engine

Jan 12, 2014 | Operating Systems

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Make google my home page


IN order to make google.com your home page with windows (I will assume XP)
open internet explorer or firefox , or google chrome,click on tools
internet options and then in the address bar section HOME PAGE enter www.google.com apple and ok. hit the red X to exit your browser.... then open it again and it should give you google.com

let us know if it worked out well..


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Jan 06, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I want google as my home page


Its pretty much the same with each web browser.
You can make google your homepage by clicking the icon in the top right corner in your browser (to the right or under the search window), select options, then you should be able to choose what homepage you want to use by typing it in where is says "choose homepage". (www.google.com).
Usually these days, google asks you when you enter their page, if you want to use it as a homepage. Should pop-up under your search window. (Search bar = Where you type in your web address).

Oct 10, 2013 | Operating Systems

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I want Bing off my computer


For search provider:
Just find the search box and click the arrow next to the magnifying glass. Choose a search provider to use or add a new one (like Google). To set it to default, just open up settings and set as primary.

For homepage, go to the search provider's website and click the arrow next to the home button. Click set as homepage and then set as only homepage tab. Click OK. done!
For Internet Explorer 8. I was in a rush, so please don't worry about the grammar issues. Thanks.

Jun 03, 2013 | Operating Systems

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Some where and some how google has seen it necessary to download on my computer from bundled app i assume and it has somehow become my home page which is suppose to be yahoo not google web search - how...


Hi there. Go to your "start" menu bottom left of your screen. Next, click "Settings" and then "Control Panel". Look for the "Internet Options"icon and double click. On "Homepage" enter the website address you require as your Homepage and press "Apply" Hope this helps!

May 24, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I open a new tab and imesh search engine keeps on coming up, Ive tried to uninstall it but it is still my new tab thing its really annoying.


Is this also set as your home page?

1. Click the Start button>select Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a Program
2. Scroll down until you locate i Mesh Media Bar' in the list and click it once to highlight it.
3. Click Uninstall.

Once it has uninstalled, you need to switch back your IE homepage.

1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Click Tools--> Internet Options
3. Select the 'General' tab.
4. Set the homepage to http://www.google.com or similar.
5. Under the 'Search' heading, click the 'Settings' button
6. Click something else in the box such as Bing Search' and click the 'Set Default' button.
7. Select 'i Mesh' and click 'Remove'
8. Click 'OK' to close the window and OK again to close the Options window.


Should you have Firefox installed:
Open Firefox
Select Tools--> Options
Click the General tab.
Enter the web address you want as your home page.
Click 'OK'

You now have the i Mesh Bar removed.

Apr 26, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How can I remove superfish as my homepage.I open google my homepage but superfish homepage takes over why? I tried to delete superfish homepage but could not do it.


How To Set Your Browser Start Page in Internet Explorer
  1. Click on your Internet Explorer icon; you'll find this in your Start menu, or the toolbar at the bottom of your desktop window.
  2. Type in "Google" to IE's search box at the top of the browser window (this is just an example, you can use any website that you want).
  3. Arrive at Google search engine home page.
  4. Go to toolbar at the top of browser, and click on "Tools", then "Internet Options".
  5. At the top of the pop-up, you'll see a "Home Page" box. The address of the site that you are currently at (http://www.google.com) is there. Press the "Use Current" button to specify this page as your home page.

Mar 10, 2011 | Google Operating Systems

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How do i convert from bing back to google. I have Windows XP


In Internter Explorer look at the top right search area and you'll see the Bing logo near a magnifying glass icon, Further to the right straight up from the scroll bar, you'll see another magnifying glass icon (smaller size) and a drop down arrow to its right. Left-click the drop-down arrow and selet Google. The Google name should now replace the Bing logo for search default. On Firefox it's essentially the same process, but the drop-down arrow is on the left of the search window and to the left of the search engine icon.

Jan 17, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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When i go to google and search for youtube it goes to ask site


You have most probably set the ask site as your preferred search engine. However I would not worry about it. Rather type in www.youtube.com into your browser. Or set google to be your homepage.

All the best, Thumbs up!!!
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Nov 07, 2010 | Operating Systems

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