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poisoned browser

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john.a.wills
When, using Seamonkey, I enter the URL vistaprint dot com I am promptly taken to vistaprint dot co dot uk. Clicking on the U.S. flag or the line "United States" gets me back to vistaprint dot co dot uk. Vistaprint (UK) denies responsibility and advises removing some cached stuff, which I have done to no avail. I do not think I had ever reached vistaprint dot co dot uk before this incident occurred - indeed, I did not know Vistaprint worked in the UK. This does not happen on IE at home, or on FF at work.

If this happens with one firm it may happen with others. How can I detox my browser?
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    you might check the browser settings/options for some sort of geolocation that inadvertently has been set for EU/UK. The other thing that springs to mind is use of a proxy server, if SM is using a proxy to handle addressing, then it may be using one in UK, so you might check those settings.

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    john.a.wills

    but wizard's idea may be on the track to the right track. However, I cannot find an explicit list of settings and/or options, no doubt due to general incompetence with browsers. Can someone perhaps indicate where I might look for the information wizard is thinking of? One thing I have found is that my spell-checker is set for UK/GB English, but it seems very unlikely that that would be the cause of the problem. when I enter safeway dot com I do not land on safeway dot co dot uk.

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    Not sure if this will help, but I did find this about SeaMonkey...
    http://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/2.0/geolocation

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    GrumpyGGA

    I don't know Sea Monkey. But I have had this happen with Internet Explorer 10 and Firefox (any version): getting routed to some advertiser, and then losing the browser. It is getting a universal problem, and "do not call me" (or such) doesn't see to help at all.

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    MC6809E

    I ended up unistalling/reinstalling all 3 of my browsers and going through the registry editing stuff out of it. Now they are working right again. Seems something came with other software downloaded, programs that they think you want.

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    you might check the browser settings/options for some sort of geolocation that inadvertently has been set for EU/UK. The other thing that springs to mind is use of a proxy server, if SM is using a proxy to handle addressing, then it may be using one in UK, so you might check those settings.

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    john.a.wills

    but wizard's idea may be on the track to the right track. However, I cannot find an explicit list of settings and/or options, no doubt due to general incompetence with browsers. Can someone perhaps indicate where I might look for the information wizard is thinking of? One thing I have found is that my spell-checker is set for UK/GB English, but it seems very unlikely that that would be the cause of the problem. when I enter safeway dot com I do not land on safeway dot co dot uk.

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    Not sure if this will help, but I did find this about SeaMonkey...
    http://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/2.0/geolocation

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    GrumpyGGA

    I don't know Sea Monkey. But I have had this happen with Internet Explorer 10 and Firefox (any version): getting routed to some advertiser, and then losing the browser. It is getting a universal problem, and "do not call me" (or such) doesn't see to help at all.

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    MC6809E

    I ended up unistalling/reinstalling all 3 of my browsers and going through the registry editing stuff out of it. Now they are working right again. Seems something came with other software downloaded, programs that they think you want.