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My homepage keeps redirecting to google pakistan???

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kiddk1 Calculating status...
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Mar 20, 2013 6:20 AM

I have a macbook pro running the latest edition of mountain lion- my homepage was set to google.com now it keeps redirecting to google pakistan, even if I type in google.com in the address bar, it redirects to google.com.pk  please advise

 

Thank you

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), i5
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 6:29 AM (in response to kiddk1)

    Your ISP is redirecting you. Try using OpenDNS servers.

    System Preferences/Network/Advanced/DNS

    In the left side column click on the + and insert the following:

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

    Click OK, then click Apply.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to kiddk1)

    You may have installed some system modification. Try booting into Safe Mode and try from there.

  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to kiddk1)

    Are you running any type of VPN (virtual private network) software, web compression/network "acceleration" software, or ad blocking/virus protection software? If you are, see if turning them off makes a difference. Some of those do what they do by redirecting your traffic to a "proxy server" that causes the Internet to think you are in a different location than you are.

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,590 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to kiddk1)

    If this is happeneing in Safari, you could try trashing the Preferences file, com.apple.Safari.plist

     

    First quit Safari.

     

    The file is in the User's Library. To get there, in Finder, hold the Optioin key down and click on the Go menu. Open the Preferences folder and look for  com.apple.Safari.plist. Trash it.

     

    Restart Safari.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 7:48 PM (in response to kiddk1)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

     

    kextstat -kl | awk '!/com\.apple/{printf "%s %s\n", $6, $7}'

     

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

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