Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to M_Joan)
I'd start using OpenDNS, which should prevent those redirects.
Enter these 2 numbers in DNS in System Preferences>Network>Advanced above any others already there and hit Apply.
Go to http://www.opendns.com/welcome/ to check that it's working.
Note: only use this if you are relatively close to one of these locations. Anywhere along the East and West coasts and Central US should be OK. Western Europe as well.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dallas, Texas, USA
London, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, USA
Miami, Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
Palo Alto, California, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Washington, DC, USA
Hong Kong, China
The only drawback to using OpenDNS is that, if you misspell an address, it will hijack that from google to its own search results page.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 6:29 AM (in response to M_Joan)
Who is your ISP? Have you contacted them to report the problem?
It is most likely a problem with their DNS server and these types of things usually resolve themselves in a short amount of time (the ISP can't afford to have their customers being messed up like this).
If after contacting your ISP the problem remains post back.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to WZZZ)
A general FYI: If it's this, it's been blocked by Apple's XProtect anti-malware in 10.6 through 10.8.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 6:40 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Personally, I wouldn't waste any time and effort bothering with the ISP and their beaurocracy, with possibly mixed results. I"d go straight to OpenDNS and most likely get this sorted out immediately.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to M_Joan)
that particular redirect is not related to faulty dns resolution... others may be & you should try WZZZ's suggestion, or even google's if opendns grabbing mis-typed addresses is annoying.
There's a redirect webpage on the server at fairway.com sending all browsers to activegolfsolutions
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to M_Joan)
Thank you to all of you who responded.
I solved the problem by following advice I found elsewhere online. I used the free Sophos Anti-Virus protection program that I downloaded from their website.
I scanned my HD and found 1 problem and fixed it. Everything is working fine now.
It seems this is a very common issue - more so on the PC side. Apparently it's called a redirect virus.