Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search Acting Crazy

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  1. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    Is it just me, or is the search engines search screwing up? Whenever I click on something I'm searching for, it redirects me to a completely irrelevant google search. Just a second ago when I was typing this, I clicked on a link from google search, and it crash firefox.

    For example, when I search for ipod to computer transfer all of the top listings, including sites like dell.com and sears.com, just redirect to a google search of Ink Jet Transfer. It does the exact same thing on yahoo and msn search.

    I've been having things like a bunch of links on google leading to pages with a bunch of jibberish symbols and stuff like that for the past few days.

    Is this just me?
     
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    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    This is killing me. It's keeping me from getting my school work done.
     
  3. Sweetfunny

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    Come on man, don't tell me you seriously don't know what's wrong? :confused:

    Hint: Run something like MalwareBytes
     
  4. coreygeer

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    I don't think Formatting and re-installing is really necessary.

    I remember one time I was an idiot and installed one of the PPI programs because I wanted to see what it did.. yeah.. it owned me.

    I've had spyware that constantly re-directed me to different results and what not and the one tool that always fixed it for me was: Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    This is the one anti-virus I can run and forget about because it will always find the problem (at least in my experience).
     
  5. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, I figured it was something on my computer. What else could it be? Funny thing is all it does is just send me to semi-irrelevant google searches...really weird. Haven't got any pop-ups or anything.

    I'll try to run kaspersky tomorrow and finish my homework now (if I can).

    Also, the numbers/letters 3d79 comes up on the top of google sometimes.

    I just don't get why someone would make something that would just screw around with my search results. I guess it is possible for them to somehow make money from it, but come on, there are much better ways.
     
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