On any search engine I use ...... Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. after I type in a question, the search engine delivers the normal 1 to 100 pages of results, but when I click on a result, instead of going directly to the website related to that result, I get transferred to a 3rd part site which either lists a whole bunch more possible sites ( which don't work or refer you somewhere else again, ) or the sites referred to have nothing to do with the question asked.
Seeing as this affects all search engines, is the problem something to do with a computer setting or is some kind of malware program causing this ?
I have run my virus [protection programs but they don't seem to detect what is causing this.
Any suggestions on the cause of this problem, and more importantly how to fix it.
Of course if I delete the upper address bar content and then cut and paste the actual website address into the address bar, then I get taken to the site but that is a slow and annoying process