What is wrong with my Google Chrome browser?

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  1. flashmakeit profile image67
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    What is wrong with my Google Chrome browser?

    Every time I try to search for something I get redirected to a website I have no interest in.  How do I fix my Google Chrome?

  2. TrahnTheMan profile image58
    TrahnTheManposted 6 years ago

    Can you please provide some more detail? It's a bit tough trying to help you with such little information. What are you searching for? What search engine are you using? Do you successfully find what you're looking for using a different browser (and if so, which one/s)?

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I click on Google Chrome and use the Google search engine.  Every word or thing I search for redirects me to another website that I am not interested in.  I have to back space and search it again then it works the second time.

    2. TrahnTheMan profile image58
      TrahnTheManposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Mmmmm. I'm afraid your guess of having a virus might be right :-( Sorry I can't be of more help...best of luck with it. Ironic that you can't google this problem, because you can't get google results...

    3. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Okay I will try that!

  3. profile image0
    DMartelonlineposted 6 years ago

    It sounds like you need to fix your settings! Go to the tool that looks like a wrench on the far right hand side of Chrome.  From there, click on settings and see if your box under "Search" says "Google". If it does, make sure that the "Enable Instant" box is unchecked.

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for attempting to help me although your suggestion did not work and I believe this is some kind of virus on my computer.

  4. thoughtabout profile image73
    thoughtaboutposted 6 years ago

    try clearing browsing data type this to your chrome browser address bar chrome://settings/advanced then clear all browsing data. Good luck

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I tried clearing the browsing data and I have no luck that way.  I believe I should go on a Google forum to get some kind of expert help or restore my computer to an earlier date.

  5. brakel2 profile image76
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    You may have a browser redirect virus like my computer infection. Scan with your virus software.

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I believe I do have a redirect virus so I downloaded Norton Power Eraser and it did not find a virus.  I may have to restore my computer to the factory settings. Thank you for the answer at least now I know it is a redirect virus.

  6. keirnanholland profile image60
    keirnanhollandposted 5 years ago

    OHHHHHH I KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING..

    You are experiencing the feature of google called "instant results", when you start typing it tries to guess at what it is you are looking for, if you hit enter, it will give you what it thought you wanted rather than what you really wanted.

    You can turn off the "instant results" option by going to
    gear icon -> search settings  and setting "instant results" to off..

    It then should stop with that search completion "hubbub"..

    1. keirnanholland profile image60
      keirnanhollandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ya I just checked, I've got it turned off.. I hate that stuff..

    2. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I will try that.  I do not understand how to but I will try to find out more about it.  Thanks.

 
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