Why is My IE Defaulting to Chek republic

I have reset my Browser a zillion times,

I have made sure the language selectionsays English only

I even deleted English and re-selected it.

it still defaults to google.cz

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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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flubbsterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I agree... but something may have changed it to redirect to an alternate location.
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Joe FulginitiConnect With a Mentor Network EngineerCommented:
Make sure you dont have a virus that is proxying your traffic.  A sign that this is happening is the internet runs much slower than normal
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Where are you running google?  I have given up trying to land on google.com. It insists on running from the country where the computer is.

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☠ MASQ ☠Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Couple of workarounds here but really (as long as you don't have a proxy with a Czech IP) you need to let Google know as their servers are wrongly geo-locating you.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_27868982.html

Incidentally are you also on Verizon?
Looking at that other thread wonder if they are routing some of their connections via .cz servers.  Try a tracert and see how you are connecting.
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flubbsterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Look in your Hosts file and make sure that you are not being redirected.

The file is located here:

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc

You want the one that is just called "Hosts"
It can be opened with Notepad. There is typically a localhost entry like 127.0.0.1
Let me know what you find.
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The default for 127.0.0.1 is just localhost . Only malware will change that unbeknown to the user.

If it is localhost, it should not affect Google.
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Joe FulginitiConnect With a Mentor Network EngineerCommented:
Also, google "my iP" and make sure that the IP address returned is your outside ipaddress.
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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I tried everything here and i found doing an Ipconfig /all in dos that the DHCP dns servers were chec,   I changed them to the OPEN DNS NUMBERS:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

And everything was back to normal.

Thanks everyone
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