How come when I search on Yahoo or Google I get redirected to Happili instead?

by on March 15, 2012

Q: Recently…when I’m doing a search in either Yahoo or Google a site called Happili.com seems to “hijack” the request and direct it to their site. How can I block this site or others like it. Using
Windows XP Pro on a conventional Lenovo tower
speaker. Thanks so much.


6 Responses to “How come when I search on Yahoo or Google I get redirected to Happili instead?”
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    Picked as best answer

    What anti-virus/anti-malware software do you have installed?

     
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      I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed

       
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    Make sure it’s fully up to date, and run a complete system scan.

    What web browser are you running?

     
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      Mark—I;m using IE7 and I’ve done a complete system
      scan (several times) using Microsoft Security Essentials

      Pat

       
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    Thanks for providing this additional information.

    Please download and run SuperAntiSpyware:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Also, make sure Internet Explorer isn’t running through a proxy:

    Tools Menu -> Internet Options -> Connections Tab -> Lan Settings > uncheck “use a proxy server” and check to “Automatically detect settings”. ok and apply.

    I also strongly suggest you move to a different browser such as Google Chrome for a safer internet experience.

     
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      Thanks Mark….I’ll try that. Pat