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I am running Windows Vista Home Edition with IE8. When ever I click on a result from any search engine, I am redirected to a totally different sight. I have McAfee, Lavasoft Adaware Plus, Windows Defender, Malwarebyte and SuperAntispyware. All are up to date and return nothing detected when ran. I have uninstalled IE8 and reinstalled, still the same. I have downloaded Google Chrome and I do not have any problems while running it.

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    Jaye Ellen Burke May 11, 2010

    When IE8 is uninstalled, does the browser behave normally? I had a similar problem with IE8 and GMail, and just went back to IE7 and my problem is solved ... Do you have a sample of a link that gets misdirected?

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IE is a virus bate. Using anything else will fix your problem. Never the less, I would suggest that you remove McAfee, Lavasoft, Malwarebytes and Super AntiS. Instead of that all, you should install AVAST pro. Your machine will be faste, having less programs constantly checking your work, and you will be more secure (believe it or not)

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Why do i keep getting websearches instead of google


Here is a removal:

How to delete istart.webssearches.com

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor across the desktop to bottom right corner.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar when it appears, and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and click to remove Webssearches Uninstaller.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and highlight Webssearches Uninstaller.
  3. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start menu and click Settings.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall Webssearches Uninstaller.
Remove Removefrom browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove Quick Start from Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Click Search providers.
  4. Set a new default search engine and then remove istart.webssearches.com.
  5. Press Alt+X again and click Internet options.
  6. Under General tab, rewrite your home page address and click OK.
  7. Restart browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press search engine icon on the left of search box.
  2. Click Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove istart.webssearches.com from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Firefox button and go to Options.
  5. Under General tab, rewrite your home page address and click OK.
  6. Next to "When Firefox starts" select "Show my homepage" and click OK.
  7. Click Firefox button again and go to Add-ons.
  8. Remove Quick Start from Extensions. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove Quick Start.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages, remove istart.webssearches.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, delete istart.webssearches.com and click Done.

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IE8 problems


That sounds to me like something is there that got into your system unexpectidly.
I would restore my system to before IE8. Press start and search for restore point. Select the one that Windows made before installing IE8 and go for it.
Install Advanced System Care from iobit.com and run the whole programme. Then if you must have IE8, install it. You will be equiped to deal with anything the net throws at you now.

Dec 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have win7 and running ie8. I enter an item to search for and the results display. When I select one it takes me pages other than what i selected.


You probably have a computer-virus that is "redirecting" your search-results.
Update your anti-virus software to the latest verson, and do a "full" scan of your computer.

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Thecrow_3@hotmail.comis there a difference between vista ultimate and vista home edition as I did find the code but it didn't work


Yes. Vista Home Edition has less features than Ultimate. Also, it will not run on a different code- nor will Microsoft provide you with one if you have the other

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I start the internet and I get redirected


There is a malicious software application called the Google redirect virus. If your system is affected with this resident virus, you will be redirected most of the time. Each time you click on a favorite to reach a website, you get IE8 redirect problems - due to the Google redirect virus. I recommend a scan to know if your IE8 redirect problem is attributed to the Google redirect virus.
Not all antivirus applications can detect it. You may use Microsoft Security Essentials for regular use (it takes care of several specific types of spyware) or if you wish to go for a one time scan, you can use MS AV online scan. Once you have completed the scan and have found and removed the virus, I recommend you use the best maintenance software for Windows to avoid the problems in future.
IMPORTANT: Please clean your computer for temporary Internet files and cookies prior to running the online AV scan as they may interfere with the scan process.


Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/60039.aspx#ixzz0qCSBheKI Sometimes the IE8 redirect problems are also caused by corrupt add-ons. To test this, right click on the Internet Explorer 8 icon and select Start without Add-ons.
If you can browse normally, it means the problem is some add-on. Start IE8 normally and disable all add-ons (Tools → Manage Add-ons). Enable them one by one to isolate the add-on that's creating the problem. You can disable or remove that add-on to prevent future IE redirects.
If you still get redirect problems, I recommend you uninstall the Internet Explorer 8 and download the "Internet Explorer Optimized for Google". This optimized version gives fewer troubles that include eliminating most IE8 redirect problems too.


Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/60039.aspx#ixzz0qCSO4X56

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In IE8, message states that screen can not be opened


IE8 WILL NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH XP O/S UNINSTALL IT
CLICK ON START AND OPEN RUN
THEN TYPE IN
%windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe
AND HIT ENTER
IT WILL TAKE U BACK TO IE 7

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Windows Mail won't check for new mail and when clicking on Send/Receive it tells me there were errors. However, if I just click on Receive All it will download the mail. I am using Vista Home Premimum.


could be ur broswer! i use IE7 cause its older and useing less cpu power to run! all new browsers look better but then they actually decrease the online performance as olders things now are messing like ur mail not loading so i say try useing IE7 and of you have 8 than i say downlaod IE7 then uninstall IE8 and then install IE7! i love IE7

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When use search engine, always gets redirected to a different site


I just finished dealing with a similar piece of malware and I may have a solution for you. Please check the following and let me know:

1) Are Yahoo search results also being hijacked/redirected?

2) When redirected, does IE briefly access a server at "r9237242.cn" or some similar address? Watch the status bar at the bottom of IE when being redirected.

Let me know and I can help you out further.

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Nov 14, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Ever since upgrading to Internet Explorer 8, I find that I cannot print emails, open up many attachments, and retrieve other information. For example, if I click on a link, I get the following message:...


Ther are known conflicts with Vista and IE8 - particularly with Vista 64-bit.

I would suggest uninstalling IE8 and reinstalling IE7 or using an alternative browser such as "slimbrowser" (excellent program) or similar.

IE8 can be uninstall by using Add or Remove Programs module in Windows XP, but in Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer 8 is not considered to be a ‘program’. Instead, IE8 is categorizing as an ‘update’. Thus, users will not be able to find Windows Internet Explorer 8 in “Programs and Features” of Windows Vista.

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, go to Control Panel, and click on Uninstall Programs link or Programs and Features icon. Then on Tasks pane on the left, click on View installed updates link. Locate and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 in the list of installed updates, and then click on Uninstall button. Click on Yes when asked that are you sure want to uninstall the update.

If there is no option of IE8 been found on “Programs and Features” or “Add or Remove Programs” dialog box, or uninstallation of Internet Explorer 8 is unclean (causing error message such as setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer has been detected on this computer when trying to downgrade to IE7), try to manually run the spuninst.exe.
To do so, go to C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst\ folder (your drive letter may be different), and run spuninst.exe.

Restart the computer after uninstallation completed.

Hope that helps :)

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Are they the same - windows vista 32 bit platform edition and windows vista home basic 32 bit sp1


Yes and no. Think of 'platform' as a general header when looking at operating architectures (there are different types) and Vista choices.
Vista choices under the 'platform' 32-bit are:
• Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit
• Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
• Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
• Windows Vista Business 32-bit
• Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit

Another example of the "64-bit platform" and Vista choices are:

• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition

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