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Google defaulting to UK site and I'm in US [SOLVED]
Ok, so my fiancé asked me over last night because her laptop was acting up...her google would provide results in other languages and "skip around" when she clicks on results, meaning it wouldn't take her to the place she clicked on, but some weird almost spam like sites.
So when I'm taking a look at it, when you type in www.google.com it would automatically go to the google.co.uk page (I'm in the United States), sometimes in english and sometimes not. Twice it went to the Lithuania page. After looking things up and finding out that Google gets your location from either your "My location" field in the google settings (Her's was blank, so it's default) or through your IP address. So I have no idea why it's defaulting to the wrong google site.
Also, the other weird thing, since I hate Internet Explorer like most, I encourage her to use Firefox or Chrome...but when you try in those browsers www.google.com shows a 404 Not found error (IE will display the US google site after a while when it finally doesn't auto jump to the UK version). Firefox and Chrome will display the UK version, but not the US.
Anyone seen or heard of something like this before? Have any ideas what's going on or what the solution for this is? Thanks H/A
I've scanned for virus' and did find something in a registry...cleaned it up, but still got the same results afterwords, uninstalled IE, Firefox, and Chrome then re-installed all of them and still get the same results.