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    Exclamation Safari popups and redirects
    Hi

    I've got a bit of a weird issue, when I click on a google search result i sometimes get redirected to some other website. It's not always the same site, in fact I can't remember it redirecting to the same site twice, sometimes it's porn, another time Ask Jeeves and another Gomeo.

    Also, should safari always be opening the links in a new window? I'm usually a windows user and this is my girlfriends laptop so I'm not sure if this is standard for Safari.

    Thanks Ben

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    If you just left click, Safari should be opening the link in the same window..getting redirected to other places means it's a DNS exploit..

    What Mac does your girlfriend have? What version of OS X? What version of Safari?

    Regards

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    Ask her if any of this looks familiar. It's possible that she has the DNSChanger trojan. If she does have it, you can get the removal tool here.
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    The Mac OS X version is 10.4.11.
    Safari Version 4.1.3 (4533.19.4).

    There is no left click, it's a MacBook and only has one button.

    I've tried the removal tool and it's not found anything. Any other tips or pointers?

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    Left click = click.

    What are the DNS servers listed in the Network pref pane (System Preferences > your connection type > Advanced... > DNS)?
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    It doesn't seem to have any DNS settings set.

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    Any more ideas guys? We're still struggling with this.

    Thanks
    Ben

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