A while back I had a nasty virus on my computer. What it would do in either internet explorer or firefox (never tried Chrome) is when I tried to go to Google.com, it would redirect my browser elsewhere--usually to a different country/language Google page. In my case, the virus also affected the first few links that google would come up with--redirecting me to some random page. Very annoying! It was on my work computer, so the IT staff here spent quite a while trying to get rid of it. They finally did, but I don't know what they ended up doing--do know they did find something that finally cleaned it up though. Hope this isn't your problem--and sorry I don't remember more about the solution to mine.