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Search Results From Google lead to phony sites


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#1 FatherTime

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

When I do a search from google, I get a list of results that look legitimate bu they lead to false ad sites.

This problem seems to have started since I received a spam message from a Facebook friend who had been hacked into, and I got a trojan popup warning from my McAfee virus scanner.

I have run Spybot and a full McAfee scan, and it has not resolved the issue.

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#2 MilesAhead

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:15 PM

When I do a search from google, I get a list of results that look legitimate bu they lead to false ad sites.

This problem seems to have started since I received a spam message from a Facebook friend who had been hacked into, and I got a trojan popup warning from my McAfee virus scanner.

I have run Spybot and a full McAfee scan, and it has not resolved the issue.


Try using AltaVista. It's still out there believe it or not. :thumbsup:

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#3 Guest_The weatherman_*

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:01 PM

Hello there FatherTime, welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal


If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

regards,
The weatherman

#4 Orange Blossom

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

Hello FatherTime,

You have an issue with malware, so I am moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum from the XP forum.

Can you tell us what security programs you have installed?

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