Care to take a look at Grif's advice here?: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?threadID=328220&tag=forums06;posts#2968150
This problem just started up last week.
I find that when I use a search engine, usually I use google but it happens with any one I use, and then click on a result from that search, I don't go to the result but to another webpage/search engine site.
example: search terms - cnet forums
results show forums.cnet.com
first time I click on that link and I get up a website for Big Health Tree website. I go back and reclick on the forums.cnet.com link and am routed to Bullz-Eye.com I cannot get to your website from any search engine/results.
When I type in a specific url, it doesn't take me to that url but to another different webpage .
for example... I type in the url bar www.forums.cnet.com
I keep getting a "oops this link is broken" window.
If I just type in forums.cnet.com, I can go to this website.
Other times when I type in a correct url, it won't take me to that webpage but to another that will have search engine results. I click on one of those and I get another different website with results.
Mind you, I'm typing in a url that I know exists (like our phone company's website,) and I know that url is correct because I have no problem bringing it up on my laptop.
What's going on and how can I fix this? I've ran all my maintenance software, defrag, antivirus, spybot and malware programs and they are all saying everything is fine and no infections.
I run Windows XP