|When I click on a particular search another search engine comes up...what am I doing wrong?||StephenRae||6/23/09 2:45 AM|
|Re: When I click on a particular search another search engine comes up...what am I doing wrong?||Steven Lockey||6/23/09 2:56 AM|
Some more information would be useful, like what search, what results came up, what did you click on, e.t.c.
Its also possible your browser has been hacked so is going off to a dodgy search engine.
|Re: When I click on a particular search another search engine comes up...what am I doing wrong?||StephenRae||6/23/09 3:35 AM|
It seems that to click on an item initiates another search with random results, usually another search engine eg 'keysearch' or maybe Ebay or at worst some obscure site with a vague connection to my original search.
Google is my home page on Mozzilla andMSN Explorer...both do this and a Mozzilla/Yahoo search was the same. An MSN/ Bing search was OK when I searched from the MSN home page
|Re: When I click on a particular search another search engine comes up...what am I doing wrong?||Steven Lockey||6/24/09 4:16 AM|
There are some dynamically generated search results are are acctually other search engine results.
It could be these you are meaning. As far as I know Google are working to get rid of these from their search results.
Could you give examples - IE what you searched for, what was the URL in google of the result you clicked?
|Re: When I click on a particular search another search engine comes up...what am I doing wrong?||Kaleh||6/24/09 4:58 AM|
The behavior you are seeing is consistent with malware being on your computer. I would suggest that you update your antivirus program and run a thorough scan.
Follow-up with supplementary anti-malware scans if necessary. There are three products listed in the following article that are free for non-commercial use, but there are certainly many others you may try. No one will be able to tell you exactly which product will be the one to work for you, as there are so many variants of malware that produce the same symptoms, it is a trial and error process. You can also run into newer malware that is polymorphic in nature and created on the fly. Be certain that you update any definitions for any products you use, immediately prior to scanning. You will need the latest updates the vendor has available.
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Because of the polymorphic nature of various forms of malware (it is created on the fly), and the fact that anti-malware vendors simply can't produce products that can detect everything before you experience it, your best defense against future infection is to make certain that your operating system is fully patched and all software applications are updated with their latest security updates. Operating System, browser and other application vulnerabilities, especially out-dated versions of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Quicktime, WinZip, AOL SuperBuddy and Java, are often the reason your machine was infected in the first place.