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Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby shreader » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:58 pm

I have noticed lately my Google search links have been going to other sites when I click on them.

So I ran a Combofix scan & Spybot S&D + update scans.

I think I'm good again.

Has anyone else here noticed being redirected by google search links?
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby Grav!ty » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:01 pm

What are you using as installed virus protection?
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby shreader » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:07 pm

previously: MS Security Essentials (free)

Now including SpyBot S&D

What are you using?
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby Grav!ty » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:17 pm

Avast (the freebie), has "Web Shield" protection which checks out/scans a website as you open it. Version 6.00 of Avast is in my opinion, better than any other free virus protection and is superior to many paid for ones as well.
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby Grav!ty » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:22 pm

I've just tried a google search using the same word you did that gave you the problem, but I have no issues opening many of the search results.
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby shreader » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Thanks Graham.

After the 2- above maleware scans I am back to normal also on that search too, incl the .pdf not redirected anymore either.

Sadly a lot of my cookies were deleted.
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby yeshuas » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:47 pm

I havent had that problem, but when I open I.E. 8 it opens 2 tabs, one being my home page, the other is Google
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby shreader » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:39 pm

Grav!ty wrote:Avast (the freebie), has "Web Shield" protection which checks out/scans a website as you open it. Version 6.00 of Avast is in my opinion, better than any other free virus protection and is superior to many paid for ones as well.


I just dumped MSSE & went w/ Avast! v6 (freebie) also after getting another (7 found) trojan w/ a "Win 7 AntiVirus 2012" scanner :lol:
Sadly it appeared to be a bad link @ DrudgeReport that infected me, it (would) shut down IE9 & the scanner started up.
I ran Malwarebytes anti malware to remove the baddies, think/hope I'm clean now.

Note: I did a custom install of Avast! so as to not have the Avast! gadget added to my sidebar.
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby Grav!ty » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:41 pm

Yeah, avast was the only virus scanner that worked on early builds of Longhorn/Vista right through the betas and on the betas of Windows 7. Since then I've used it on and off. The only other that I trust is NOD 32.

The drudgereport eh! :blink
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Re: Google Search Links redirected to Advertisements

Postby Doyling » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:38 am

Just my two bits, I also like using OPEN DNS, they are pretty good about combing for redirects and such. I use Kaspersky Internet Security.I have pretty good luck with it. I sometimes wondering about the internet filtering, it rarely gives any indication of a threat, as compared to AVG which puts the check marks on search results. Still, I am not sure if I like AVG prowling every link, it seems to add a burden to machines running on cell cards and lower end dsl/pots.
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