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    Google search results being redirected

    Anyone else having problems with Google today? When I do a search the results fine but when I click on a specific website I keep getting redirected to a group of websites that are all part of "Participant Media" or "PGOA Media. They look like on line magazine sites. I use Norton 360 and ran a fresh scan and nothing came up. Any ideas?



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    I just removed a search engine from my boss's computer that looked just like a decorative google page but wasn't.



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    Scan your PC for free with the F-Secure Online Scanner | F-Secure

    scan it with this and see if it comes up with anything



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    And report back in.....


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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    You are infected with malware and/or a virus of some kind. Try malwarebytes.



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    spybot search and destroy. It's free and works wonders


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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    You are infected with malware and/or a virus of some kind. Try malwarebytes.
    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    spybot search and destroy. It's free and works wonders
    Do both of these.


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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    I had this. Was easy to get rid of but can't remember how. Do you have another computer to google a solution?



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    I haven't been able to get rid of it on my pc i hardly use. Had to use yahoo, nothing would get rid of it. Good luck, it's old so I'm just going to replace the hard drive someday.


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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Scan your PC for free with the F-Secure Online Scanner | F-Secure

    scan it with this and see if it comes up with anything
    Nope



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    Ruh roh, Shaggy. You are infected. It's not an easy fix.


    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Anyone else having problems with Google today? When I do a search the results fine but when I click on a specific website I keep getting redirected to a group of websites that are all part of "Participant Media" or "PGOA Media. They look like on line magazine sites. I use Norton 360 and ran a fresh scan and nothing came up. Any ideas?


    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    I got that last year at some point and it was a major pain in the wazoo trying to get it fixed. And when I got it fixed, stuff was messed up enough that I finally just reformatted to whole computer to start over new. I hope you have better luck than I did.

    Spybot and Malaware found nothing on my computer either.



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    If it's Virtumonde or something similar, good luck. Getting rid of that is like nailing jelly to a tree. Scans, registry edits, reboots, failures, more scans, more registry edits, etc.



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    Download and install Malwarebytes (sp) and spybot. Boot into safe mode with networking and run full scans. they will get the infected file(s). Then just reboot. It's always best to run antivirus in safe mode.



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    Re: Google search results being redirected

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    You are infected with malware and/or a virus of some kind. Try malwarebytes.
    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    spybot search and destroy. It's free and works wonders
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