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25-Feb-2007, 04:12 AM #1
Location of computer is wrong
Hi,

Recently my computer is being recognized as coming from the UK. I am wondering if this means that my computer's security is compromised. It sucks because google.co.uk shows up every time I go to google.com. I also can't watch anything on fox on demand because it says "You must be located in the United States to watch Fox On Demand". Can anyone help me?

My XP computer location settings are all set to the United States.
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25-Feb-2007, 05:17 AM #2
Google suggests you are not alone.

The location will be determined on your IP address, if they have not updated correctly, or have not updated for newly released "blocks of new IP addresses" then it will not be recognised.

If you do not use a proxy, you live in the US, then the problem is theirs and not yours.
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25-Feb-2007, 05:19 PM #3
The weird thing is that it doesn't just happen for google. When i try to watch videos on Fox on Demand it tells me that I am not located in the United States and I can't watch any videos.
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