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If I search on Google the words "my ip" using Firefox, Google returns a IP that belongs to my ISP:

About 447,000,000 results (0.46 seconds) 

200.x.x.x
Your public IP address

But, if I made the same search ("my ip"), on the same computer at the same time using Chrome, Google returns an IP from a totally different company:

About 447,000,000 results (0.46 seconds) 

181.x.x.x
Your public IP address

What could be the explanation? Are my ISP or my computer being hacked?

Update: If I open http://whatismyipaddress.com/ on Firefox and Chrome, I get the IP number from my ISP, 200.x.x.x. For some reason, Google is giving me a different address on Chrome.

Update 2: I was configuring a Security Group for an AWS EC2 server using Firefox. When I clicked on "My IP", most of the times it shows me 200.x.x.x, but sometimes, it shows me 181.x.x.x

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    what's the company it reports as?
    – schroeder
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 20:53
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    What plug-ins do you have on the incorrect browser? Do you have a VPN? Why not post the incorrect IP so we can verify?
    – schroeder
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 20:54
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    Are you using any sort of network proxy in one of the browsers but not the other? Also try disabling your browser extensions as some (such as Hola) can be used to set up such a network proxy.
    – dr jimbob
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 20:55
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    @Ulkoma because it looks like the OP's web browsing sessions are being redirected through a third party, and the OP doesn't know why.
    – Simon B
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 11:54
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    Chrome has a feature to save data and compress it, and if that's on then Google will receive the data to compress it. Is the IP you get when using Chrome related to Google at all?
    – Greg M
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 19:15

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I am going to assume from the comment

Update 2: I was configuring a Security Group for an AWS EC2 server using Firefox. When I clicked on "My IP", most of the times it shows me 200.x.x.x, but sometimes, it shows me 181.x.x.x

that this is at your place of work. in many cases businesses have 2 or more ISPs in case one fails. You might have your gateway routers setup to do some sort of load balancing so that sometimes your connection will use the 200.x.x.x and other times it could use the 181.x.x.x.

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