Chromebook problem

I have an HP chromebook which I've had for a few years now. It works well, but recently I've had a problem with one of the shopping sites I use.

I type the name of the site into the address bar and it autofills. So far so good. 

I then click 'Enter' and the address bar says 'Not secure' on the left, and the name of a different site flashes up briefly. This is 'vraj-drm.com. It then takes me to a different shopping site. Each time it takes me to a different site (eg for flowers, car mechanics, and goodness knows what else).

How can I get rid of this? I've tried looking for how to block the site vraj-drm.com, but I can't see how to block a site.

The only way I can get to the site I want is to search on google and then click to go to the site, but this is cumbersome. 

Any suggestions?

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  • ballyblack
    ballyblack Posts: 5,051
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    on the correct site 'bookmark' it to use it again. delete the old 'bookmark'
  • cerebus
    cerebus Posts: 513
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    edited 30 November 2023 at 2:38PM
    Sounds like the shopping site has changed its address and a spam site has bought the old one.

    Have you compared the two addresses including the https bit? (Chances are the old site address starts http and the new https)

    As above navigate to the correct address and bookmark it and delete the auto fill entry of the old site 

    For peace of mind this has nothing to do with your chromebook , it's just an issue with the site address is all
  • Annie1960
    Annie1960 Posts: 2,997
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    cerebus said:
    Sounds like the shopping site has changed its address and a spam site has bought the old one.

    Have you compared the two addresses including the https bit? (Chances are the old site address starts http and the new https)

    As above navigate to the correct address and bookmark it and delete the auto fill entry of the old site 

    For peace of mind this has nothing to do with your chromebook , it's just an issue with the site address is all
    Thanks for this explanation.

    How do I delete the autofill address? I went to settings to try and couldn't see how to do it.
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