Try clearing the cache, history, and web data.
Press Command + Option + E to clear the Safari cache.
From the Safari menu bar click History > Clear History
Now go to Safari > Preferences > Privacy
Click: Remove All Website Data
Use OpenDNS to avoid re directs in the future.
Open System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS
Click + and type:
Click + again and do the same.
Linc, the extensions table is empty and in Library there is no such folder (so I guess I don't have any installed)
Phlac, I did what you said. I deleted everything but the problem persists (Databases folder was empty).
It only happens though on this website and on this specific URL (home page and everything else – eg. if I go there step step instead of the google results – it works ok). It might have happened with other websites as well, but I don't remember.
a quick google of vizvaz.com has the first entry as vizvaz.com a dynamic dns service, followed by several pages of "how to remove vizvaz.com" type sites from domains I've never heard of, including several on wordpress blogs - I didn't click on any of them, because sometimes these sites that claim to have removal instructions are just as bad.
a google of "vizvaz.com site:mcafee.com" list 4 articles from mcafee.com, listing a backdoor and a downloader:
BackDoor-DKI.gen.am and Downloader-CMJ.gen.e!50C0B9ED1E55
Exit Safari and run your favorite anti-virus software. This definitely malware, while a *nix systems like OS X can't replicate a virus, they certainly can run malware, trojans, downloaders and backdoors.
If you are running Windows, it could be hiding in the registry or several other places besides Safari settings. I'm unclear as to your system setup, as you have a macbook pro listed, but also show both the Windows and Mac categories in your original post.
It may be as easy as resetting your homepage to google.com and your default search engine to Google on the General Tab in Safari Preferences, it's hard to tell from here.
i mistyped when I said "definitely malware", as I don't know what your setup is - while you could have accidentally installed some sort of trojan, downloader or backdoor and you are running 10.7.5 as shown, then you would have been prompted for your password to allow installation in most cases. If you're running Windows, I would also check the General tab as below and in my previous post, but also run your windows anti-virus software to clean anything out, as *.vizvaz.com appears to be notorious.
I would first check, as I said, in the General tab in Safari preferences and make sure your default search engine is what it should be, as well as your homepage.
Linc Davis wrote:
Please post instructions to reproduce the problem.
The problem came up when I typed "υποδοχέας της κινάσης τυροσίνης ret" in google.gr. It's the 5th result that persents the problem:
www.clinical.bioiatriki.gr › Εφαρμογή και Ερμηνεία Αποτελεσμάτων
I hope it helps.