A few minutes ago, I went to Google.com and was sent immediately to the German version, Google.de. Nothing I could do could return me to the American version of the search engine. After restarting the computer, the problem persists.
This sort of thing happens if one uses a VPN or a proxy. When you use a VPN (virtual private network), your traffic is routed through another computer. If that computer resides in another country, you will see the Google page serving that country. But: I am not
using any kind of VPN right now, and I've never employed one which uses German servers.
Something is rotten with the state of Cannon's computer. Do any tech-heads out there have an idea as to what might be happening? The only program I've installed recently was the updated version of Audacity.
Now it's Latvian Google. I tried running my traffic through a free New York-based VPN service (Spotflux), and still had the problem. But it's a problem only in Firefox! Maybe one of my add-ons has gone haywire?
Solved it. There's an add-on called "Stealthy" which can do odd things even when disabled.