I keep getting redirected to spanish websites

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  1. thahamer

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    For some reason both me and my roomate are getting redirected to the spanish version of websites. I don't understand why and it is starting to piss me off
     
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    I would be happy to help you.... but the wealth of information you have supplied us is just overwhelming.

    Till I find out anything different I am going to assume you are talking about Spanish language Gay dog porn websites.
     
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    Two different computers? Maybe you both went to the same malicious website, or someone got infected with malware which then spread to the other computer. However, I would think the most likely scenario would be DNS poisoning such as from a drive-by pharming attack where an attacker was able to reconfigure the DNS settings of your home router that you two share. Try logging in and checking your DNS settings.

    That's just a guess. Stilgar1973 is right... you need to give more info.
     
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    i need more info but I dont know what else to tell.
     
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    And how would I know if the DNS settings are suspicious?
     
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    We need to know EVERYTHING.

    Cable?
    DSL?
    Satelite?
    56K?

    What kinds of computers?

    How EXACTLY are they connected to the router? (wired, wirelessly, homing pigeon?)

    Is there anything in the house that can access the internet correctly?

    What internet browsers are you using? Are you and your roomate using different computers or the same computer with different accounts?

    is EVERYTHING on the net in spanish? Or just certain websites?

    Give us an example of a website that you want to go to that comes up in spanish.

    Are you getting there by typing them into a search engine, or are you typing the address into the address bar at the top?
     
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    Until you get at least some of those questions answered I vote that we treat this like you are trying to get to German hardcore transsexual grandma porn (the kind with titties that hang down to the ankles).
     
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    Before I can answer that I need to know if it is Windows, Linux or Mac. (seriously, the answer is different for each one)
     
  9. thahamer

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    We are both running Windows
    Cable Internet
    Both running wirelessly
    Not everything comes up in spanish, i noticed Google was doing it until I changed my preference, today i tried going onto a blogger and that was in spanish and one or two other sites have done it also

    For .example.. I tried getting into Bernies link he posted in the main to his blog
    http://ihasablog.blogspot.com/2009/12/1009-edm-cgy.html

    [​IMG]
    This is what I get

    I get it by going directly to sites not through search engines
     
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    if you are using firefox, go to TOOLS > OPTIONS then go to the CONTENT tab to see if spanish is on the language
     
  11. thahamer

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    The only languages selected are

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    English
     
  12. Swerve

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    Goto whatsmyip.org, get your IP and then goto whois.sc and check it's not located in a spanish country.
     
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    IP Location: [​IMG] United States Cleveland Road Runner Holdco Llc
     
  14. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    This is full of LOL.

    Here is my guess, someone guessed your default password on your wireless box. You need to hard reset that beast, change your password, SSID and remove your SSID from boradcast.
     
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    Had it been 1 computer I'd say it might be easy to explain... 2 thats kinds weird...

    I had something like this happen to me a few years back.. For some reason I started getting re-directed to canadian web sites one day.. Eventually figured out that somehow my region setting managed to get changed to canada so everytime I tried to hit google, amazon, etc I got their version of the site... Whats that all a'boot?

    Changed it back, and its been fine ever since...
     

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