Question Taskbar icons not working properly

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A few days ago when I click on an icon in my taskbar I get forwarded to the Google Search Page. For example, when I click on Amazon icon in the taskbar it takes me to the Google Search Page where before it would take me to the Amazon log in page. Same thing with Yahoo.com. email login and with YouTube, DuckDuckGo, Dropbox, etc.

I don't see any viruses/malware, but as you know such searching software is only as good as the viruses/malware definitions know to it.

Anyone know the cause of this issue? Anyone else have the same issue recently or in the past. Is this caused by Virus????

Thanks in Advance!


PS Now notice other desktop launch icons to websites go to Google Search Page too. :mad:
 
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My default browser in Chrome
I reset it already and still of the same problem
Makes not difference what browser I use

I don't believe the issue is the browser.
 

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When I click on the Chrome Icon for a while nothing would happen. Then some time later I click it and it goes to the Google Search Page.

I use a VPN and all things prior to a few days worked just fine. Turning off the VPN does not make the problem go away.
 

rgd1101

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what the router? latest firmware on that?
test in safe mode?
does this start after you install acronis?

when you said "forwarded to the Google Search Page" you mean just google.com or something else?

might have to do a fresh os install
 

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Router is fine

Acronis has been in my system for years, nothing changed there.
And not sure why that would have an effect.

Google Search page
 

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The only way I can fix the issue is to go directly to the Web apps, make another shortcut, and delete the old one.

But still does not answer why the issue occurred to begin with.

Frustrating
 

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