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Re: Google Re-direction?

  • Subject: Re: Google Re-direction?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 07:57:32 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Borek] on Wednesday 02 November 2005 07:51 \__

> On Wed, 02 Nov 2005 06:59:24 +0100, Gerald Astin <gastin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> to do a normal web search I just get taken to a clear blue page asking
>> for a
>> log in and a password or I get ERROR 404file not found. I can enter
>> Google
> Where are you accessing internet from? For your uplink admin (or your
> uplink uplink admin and so on) it is not difficult to tweak the
> server configuration to disallow you access to any particular domain.
> Other possibility that comes to mind is that you were attacked by some
> kind of virus that tries to redirect your Google request to other server,
> but the server you are redirected to is no longer working. I recall
> reading about this kind of attack several months ago.
> Best,
> Borek

Sounds very plausible.

A bunch of German hackers wrote a virus which affected all search engine
results and made them filled with spam content that had AdSense (or
equivalent) bound to it. They made a lot of money once that virus got
dispersed among the Windows community and before they got caught.

I would suggest that this login page that you see might not come from Google
at all. I suggest you scan your machine for spyware. Google.com is a
frequently-accessed address (even globally so), which makes it a prime
target for Registry tinkering. I suggest you also try a different browser
(even briefly) to see if it has an effect.


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