Thread: Google Search Problem
12-13-2008, 03:38 AM #1
Google Search Problem
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- Dec 13, 2008
Hi All. New here hope someone can help me!
My Firefox Google toolbar has started doing wierd ****. Whenever I do a search, the results list displays with a > in front of every link (in blue). When i click the link, it redirects to a number of wierd places such as:
Copy-Book.com News, Events, Articles, Search, Archives and more or
http://adbizsearch.com and usually then to
Pay Per Click Ads from Yahoo! Search Marketing (formerly Overture)
and then ends up at some place totally unrelated to the link I clicked in the Google results list.
No I am a cyber numb-nut but my guess is firefox (or something more sinister) has downloaded some sort of thingy that's causing this re-dricetion to what are mostly shopping and/or gambling sites.
HAVE I BEEN INFECTED??? it's a Macbook Pro with Firefox 3.0.4
I have reinstalled Firefox now I'm out fo ideas. CAN ANYONE HELP????
12-13-2008, 07:12 AM #2
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- Oct 22, 2007
- Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
have you downloaded any codecs lately at the request of a website in order to watch a video?
If so you have downloaded a trojan that is redirecting your browsers to those sites, info on removing the trojan can be found here
First Look: Trojan Horse warning: What you need to know | MacworldMember of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? – use the rep system
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