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What the H E double hockey sticks is wrong with Google?

ghostofposterspast 8,408 1,525 December 7, 2015 at 09:31 AM
It's geolocation thinks I'm in Bangladesh. Everyone else thinks I'm right here in the good o' US off A.

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Does this happen in all browsers? Check proxy settings. Are you running some kind of VPN?

What exactly on Google thinks you are in Bangladesh? The local thing in the search? It must be triggering off IP which would be a proxy or VPN thing. If you are not doing it on purpose you may have something odd running on there.
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How did you come to this conclusion? Your account could have been hacked or some type of malware could cause this. Router level malware is also possible.
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Quote from ghostofposterspast View Post :
It's geolocation thinks I'm in Bangladesh. Everyone else thinks I'm right here in the good o' US off A.
As mentioned, while Google's IP geolocation could be screwed up, it's more likely that some malware is hijacking your Google traffic.

To get the IP Google thinks you have, google What is my IP [google.com]. If that doesn't match your public IP, you've got a problem. If it does match your IP, you may still have a problem.

Once you've eliminated everything else mentioned upthread, you can disable the country redirect settings using http://google.com/ncr, but right now that redirect is giving you useful information, so I'd leave it alone.
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Quote from Pedantyc View Post :
Does this happen in all browsers? Check proxy settings. Are you running some kind of VPN?

What exactly on Google thinks you are in Bangladesh? The local thing in the search? It must be triggering off IP which would be a proxy or VPN thing. If you are not doing it on purpose you may have something odd running on there.
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As mentioned, while Google's IP geolocation could be screwed up, it's more likely that some malware is hijacking your Google traffic.

To get the IP Google thinks you have, google What is my IP [google.com]. If that doesn't match your public IP, you've got a problem. If it does match your IP, you may still have a problem.

Once you've eliminated everything else mentioned upthread, you can disable the country redirect settings using http://google.com/ncr, but right now that redirect is giving you useful information, so I'd leave it alone.
I don't think it's any of that. It's google's geolocation database. My IP address is as it should be. Google reports that IP address as being in Bangladesh. Other geolocation services report that same IP as being in the US. So the problem appears to be in the google geolocation database.

It appears to be a common problem.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic...t-country/
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