Google Search Redirect Malware

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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If you’re seeing suspicious pop-ups, unwanted toolbars, redirects, strange search results, or other unexpected behavior on your computer, you may have been tricked into installing malicious software (also known as ‘malware’) on your computer.

Two days ago, I’ve been exposed to this strange occurrence of clicking on Google’s search result link redirects me to random sites. Some were search site, and some were just affiliate-referred sites. It happens when I use two of my installed web-browser; and Google .

At first I just let it be, and just copy-paste the result URL. Voila, my problem is solve, in a hard way.

But then, what make me worried me, was, if this malicious act can gather my submitted search keywords, then it should be able to also fetch any information that I submit, including login details. So I hurried for a solution.

After (ironically) searching for the answer in Google, I landed on this page. There I learned a simple trick to cure this malicious act.

Use anti-spyware software to detect and remove malware from your computer

There are three options available, and I managed to deal with my problem on the first try. I used Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to handle the out-of-nowhere.

It scans and blocks suspected malicious request. It also clear my registry from unwanted values.

I didn’t go for the other two options available at that page. But that page surely can be a good start for you.

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