The other evidence that suggests that the links are redirected is the fact that when I right-click the link, the status bar (and the link properties) show a different link than what is supposed to be there.
I'll provide an example here:
If I do a search from Google's home page for "Bleeping Computer", the first result is bleepingcomputer.com. If I hover over the result link, it displays as normal: "http://www.bleepingcomputer.com". But if I right-click the link, the status bar changes to:
The same also displays if I choose "properties" from the right-click menu.
What's interesting is that this alternate version of the link appears immediately when I do a search for something that triggers a "did you mean..." result.
Is this something built into Google? Or should I be concerned that the links I'm clicking on in Google are being tracked by malware on my system?
Thanks for any help.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 February 2010 - 09:22 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB