I am a freelancer and I use my personal computer for work. I use Windows 10 and I used a cisco VPN client to connect to my clients network and I guess it somehow messed up my computer.
When I enter undefined url with slashes into the browsers address bar it redirects me to my clients website instead of google search or DNS error. It happens in browsers Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera.
- a/bbb/ccccc/ redirects me to company.com/bbb/ccccc/
- /a/abcd redirects me to company.com/abcd
- /abcdefgh/ redirects me to company.com
- /ababababab/abbccbcb/ redirects me to company.com/abbccbcb/
I guess it somehow changed something in my computer and I dont know what to look for and how to fix this.
- I dont use a proxy server.
- There is nothing in my hosts file.
- I have a manual IPV4 address and dns server settings from my internet provider.
- I dont use a homepage in my browsers.
Any ideas how to fix this? Please help I am really desperate.
Edit: Thanks to @grawity I figured out that the issue might be caused by company.com in the DNS Suffix Search List. But I still dont know how to get rid of it.
In the output of ipconfig/all there is my clients website in DNS Suffix Search List.
Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-ABC123 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : company.com
nslookup asdfghjkkll output (I changed the values for privacy):
Server: my.internet.provider.server.com Address: 192.168.255.1 Non-authoritative answer: Name: asdfghjkkll.company.com Address: 18.104.22.168
nslookup asdf. output:
Server: my.internet.provider.server.com Address: 192.168.255.1
nslookup /abcdefgh/asdasd output:
Server: my.internet.provider.server.com Address: 192.168.255.1 Non-authoritative answer: Name: /abcdefgh/asdasd.company.com Address: 22.214.171.124
Edit2: I figured it out. I had to remove the company.com value from registry HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\SearchList