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Google Chrome - "?trackid" Search Issue


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#1 chrisw2933

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:18 AM

 When using the URL bar to search Google the results will return in German "de" and have "?trackid" in the URL string at the end and /or in the middle of the URL string.

 

Example I searched for "tires VW Jetta" This what the URL search string ended up to be:

https://www.google.de/search?q=tires+VW+Jetta?trackid=sp-006#q=tires vw jetta?trackid

 

sometimes the strange "?trackid" will have a number like this:  "?trackid=600"

 

 

I have attached a screen shot of what the Google results look like. I speak English and I live in Los Angeles. I use "https://www.google.com".

 

Any thoughts, cures or advice??

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:13 AM

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 05:29 AM

Hi chrisw2933

It has been several days since I replied to your request for help with your computer problems.

Please let me know if you are having problems and still need help.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

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