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Google redirect to yahoo virus

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by mike222, Sep 20, 2010.

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    Hi
    When I open up safari and go to google it redirects to yahoo, I did a search and apparently this a a new type of virus, does anybody know what to do?
    I guess the problem is that generally you need to download a tool to remove viruses how do we do this on the ipad?
    If anybody knows how to remove it, it would be greatly appreciated.:mad:
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    Well this is the first I have ever heard of a virus on the iPad.
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    Before you do anything else, go into Settings | Safari | Search Engine and make sure your default search engine is Google... assuming that is what you want it to be.
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    Mike. I found your post on google. I am having the same issue with my ipad, a of lastnight, did you ever reach a solution to this problem. If so, please help. I have the same problem
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    Sounds like either you jailbroke your iPad and installed something that changed settings to always use yahoo...or someone or something changed your default search engine to yahoo as was suggested.

    There are no iPad viruses and if there are the only way you could get one is thru Cydia.
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    Really? This is good to know. Why does Cydia have viruses? Are they in the apps?
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    I don't know of any, but Cydia is the only way to install 3rd party unapproved apps and the ONLY way to install 3rd party APIs and system changes.
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    i was curious about virus barrier. It supposedly can scan the Ipad now and look for malware etc. But unfortuneately I do not have a MAco or anything with mac OS as needed. They do have the "dual" version that works with windows, but again it has to be windows, ran on a mac.

    so I am Mac-ignorant as you can probably tell, is there any way around this? it only appears to redirect when i try to use google thru safari. it takes me to a microsoft site for some reason. I was browsing the bestbuy site and next thing i know it started having issues. Th only other thing I could think of was my wife had checked her AOL email thru the safari site
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    Redirection

    So....it can't happen...but it is happening....Go to Safari, do a google search, and I am directed to a yahoo developer site. I am also redirected to yahoo developer when I enter google dot com in the url bar.
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    I cannot replicate this problem.

    Since you opened a year-old thread to inform us of this, can you please tell us what steps you took in getting to the Yahoo web site?

    Because I went, via Safari, to Google, typed in a random phrase and got a normal, Google search result page. I'd be very interested in seeing what search terms, or what actions taken, result in being directed to Yahoo. In addition, I went to the URL bar and typed in Google.com. I got the main Google search page.

    So, in order to help solve your issue, can you provide us with the specific steps/search terms you used? Mainly because I can't replicate your issue and now, I'm curious...

    Thanks.

    Marilyn
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    I'm having the same issue as the original poster. Re-starting temporarily fixes the problem, but it randomly starts happening again until another reboot.

    This happens both when I type google.com in the address bar and when I search for anything in the Safari search bar.
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    Had same problem w iPad and windows computer. Resetting router turned out to fix it.
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    I had the same problem today, it was very trippy. It was fine this morning, and then this afternoon on my iphone I was trying to search in the safari app on the google search bar for a crossword clue and it automatically sent me to the yahoo developer page. If I tried to reload or type in "google.com" the url bar it still kept sending me back to the yahoo developer page. I tried closing out of that window and opening a new one with the same result. I also closed out of Safari from running in the background and reopened it with the same result. A few hours later I tried it and it was fine.
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    This happens on occasion. I had it on my Windows PC last year for awhile, but IIRC (and I possibly don't) it was some issue with a DNS server somewhere, which explains why it was happening to me, but not other people....only people routing through a particular DNS were having the problem.
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    Steps to Reproduce Problem

    Hi,

    I have this problem in my iPad, MacBook Pro, and HP laptop. The problem clears usually after about 20 minutes, but when it is happening, it affects all the devices on my network. Then, it clears on all the devices on my network.

    When it is happening, here are the steps to produce problem on iPad:
    1. Open Safari on iPad
    2. In the address bar, enter the address for google (cannot post actual addresses in here, because my account is new), press enter. Screeshot of result is attached (click thumbnail below). In the screenshot, the address bar has been refilled/redirected to an address at yahoo. That is where I typed google.com to produce this problem.

    << was not allowed to post screenshot or link, because my account is new. Also cannot post the link where I am getting redirected. This is unfortunate, because the screenshot and link show the problem pretty clearly.>>

    My network is an in-home wi-fi router, connected to a local high speed ISP

    Attached Files:

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    well, now it looks like the screenshot is there afterall, but I could not post links.
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    You have a DNS problem. Call your ISP and ask for the correct settings and where to enter them. And then I would find a really good Virus scanner and Firewall.
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    Hi All,

    I had/have the same problem and have been able to resolve it on our pc's but not on any of our apple products.

    After spending two hours with my ISP's tech support (which I happen to also be a tech support person) I finally was transferred to someone with a clue. I provided the two DNS IP addresses that were being assigned to my account and tons more information. The person with a clue gave me an additional DNS IP address and I entered that into my IP v4 properties on all of the pc's in the house. WOO HOO! Problem solved ... except on all of our i devices.

    I'm about to dig into my iPad settings to see where I can change the IP v4 properties and set the static DNS IP addresses.

    I hope this helps anyone else who is incredibly frustrated with this problem :)
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    I am having the same problem with my iPad. The problem is intermittent. It usually happens in the evening and by the next day Google search works like it is supposed to. I wonder if the problem is really with my linksys router. I am going to change the DNS settings and see if that helps.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
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    I am having a similar problem as described here and it is driving me crazy. It is sporadic, which means it happens to one's wife but not the husband, making him absolutely inept because he cannot fix it. What I have seen is that
    1) when a search term is submitted thru the Google toolbar, it is redirected to Yahoo where it initiates an error #404 saying that the /search server cannot be found. However,
    2) other times a search for items in WalMart is completed, a page is built and returned but none of the links on the page work. They're there, they just don't start any activity in the browser window when pressed.

    These may be independent problems or they may be related - I don't know because I don't use the device enough to get a feeling for the answer to that. However, any help from the community will be appreciated. I should also tell you that I am at version 4.3.5 of firmware and intend to upgrade to the latest release as soon as I post this to remove that as a possible issue.

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