Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2
03-02-2010, 05:55 PM
Fresh install may help. Depends on where the hijack is happening. From a terminal there a a few things to look at
Should come back with a bunch of addresses - North America it would be something like 72.14.204.something - at least that is what mine reports.
The other command which might point somewhere is where your DNS is pointing.
You should see a nameserver with an IP Address - this is usually set by your ISP - and it should match the server in the nslookup command.
Thirdly you could look in your hosts file
See if someone wrote something in there that changes google to a different IP Address.
Does it happen to any other computer on your network? If it does someone may have hacked your router and changed the DNS. If it is only on one computer then the likelihood is that you got some malware.