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Random google searches?

By 76348143
Dec 14, 2007
  1. I've recently been finding that, whilst I am searching the web, I happen to click on a link which seems to be quite mundane and a google search appears.

    Does anyone know how this happens... and what can I do to avoid it (it's getting quite frustrating).

    The same thing seems to happen when I click on some of my emails too - a seemingly innocent link opens up a random google search.

    Is this spyware, a trojan, a worm????

    Please help!

    Steve
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Hello and welcome to TechSpot.

    I've never heard anything like the issue you described. Let's check your computer for malware.

    Please go and read the Viruses/spyware/malware preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HijackThis, ComboFix, and AVG Anti-Spyware logs as attachments, only after doing the above.

    Please post the results of the Panda Anti-rootkit scan as well.

    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of 76348143 only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our Security and the Web forum.
     
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