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Re: Google Re-direction?

  • Subject: Re: Google Re-direction?
  • From: "Gerald Astin" <gastin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:50:50 +0800
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: WA Internet Association
  • References: <newscache$0n99pi$sz5$1@news.e-wire.net.au> <newscache$focbpi$dtc$1@news.e-wire.net.au> <op.szlr4nqx584cds@borek> <dk9sie$1ga8$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk alt.internet.search-engines:70124
Thank you all. Found some help on the net. Possible virus, deleted host 
files in windows all now ok. I can now access google search engine.


"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> __/ [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.
> Roy
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