I can't seem to find a solution to this particular issue. I am running IE8
on a Windows XP SP3 machine. In almost every instance whenever I perform a
search - whether it be google or bing or whoever, I get my list of matches
no probs, but if I click on one of the searched links, instead of being
taken diretly to wherever that link is supposed to take me, I am being taken
to another page containing a bunch of other "related" search terms
instead - sometimes it's the same company "hijaaking" me but overall I get
many different companies such as www.luckyresults
.com, even "Microsoft
Technet" sometimes, "searchoye.com", "11picks.com" etc.. In order to get to
the link I want, I wind up having to copy and paste the URL listed in teh
google/bing search record (if the URL is not too long).
I am running both a Symantec Corprate AV 10.1 client as well as Spybot
Search and Destroy. On full scans, neither of these have turned up anything
that has prevented this from happening. Any research I have done has not
turned up anything really tangible.
It's got to be some sort of "spyware/adware" etc... I have looked in the IE
tools and addons - I can;t see anything there either... This also happens
in IE 7 too, as I recently upgraded to ver 8.