Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?

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  1. Posts : 244
    Windows 10
       #1

    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?


    While of course I don't travel these days, for other reasons I was checking on hotels in NYC. I get a selection of hotel websites but they are all xxx.co.uk

    And often (but not always) when I look for some item I'll see the prices in pounds.

    Why could this have started and how do I stop it?

    My windows version is 1903 (enterprise) and I use Chrome but I get the same thing in Opera.

    Note: Someone had a similar issue in 2019 and said "uncheck automatically detect settings in LAN Settings and it solved my problem."

    Is this the solution and if so why?

    RON
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  2. Posts : 34,926
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Are you using a UK proxy, or google.co.uk for example?

    Proxy- lan settings- this is what that refers to:
    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?-1.png

    Also consider your region settings- are these correct? E.g.
    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?-1.png
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  3. Posts : 244
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    My LAN automatically detects settings and my region if the United States.
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  4. Posts : 34,926
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Thank you for your reply.
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  5. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #5

    Also what does this show?

    https://www.iplocation.net/

    Do you use a VPN?

    Do you use any privacy protection type of browser addons?

    What is your home page and search engine?
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  6. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #6

    Example. I'm in UK but can appear to be somewhere else.

    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?-where-my-ip-location_-geolocation-.jpg

    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?-trace-_-settings.jpg
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  7. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #7

    Sometimes your search engine might give region specific results.

    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?-duckduckgo-settings.jpg
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  8. Posts : 244
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    I use Spectrum.net (equipment, etc.). I assumed they were my ISP.

    I use NordVPN.

    BUT (and thank you), for some weirdo reason my ISP is Clouvider Limited, which is in the U.K.

    They have a high fraud rating.

    How could this have happened?

    RON
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  9. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #9

    Using a VPN will show your location as somewhere else.
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  10. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #10

    What country does this show?


    https://www.iplocation.net/
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