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« on: January 31, 2009, 10:02 »
Do you get as me ''This site may harm your computer'' when you click on google search results : all pages are blocked this way !!!
big bug????

« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 10:15 »
I personally have not encountered that. Are you using some sort of anti-spyware software? Sometimes those can alert to false positives and block access to lots of harmless things.

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 10:17 »
no anti spyware, yahoo search is working well. A friend in US had teh same problem as well...
you have to copy paste the adress to get to the site ...

« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 10:24 »
Yes, I'm getting the same...

« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 10:25 »
It is back now, a glitch I think.........

« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 10:46 »
I had the same, and thought my desktop might be infected...
Grabbed my laptop, it was the same, at least infection was not the explanation.

Found the solution.

Sooooooo, I guess you use firefox, right ? and search via the search box up right ? Well the very, very quick fix is to not use that box, but go on google website instead and search from there. The quick fix is to update your firefox to 3.0.5. Search from the up right box will not provoke this behaviour anymore in google !

« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 10:48 »
Now you make me wonder if that was only a glitch... Well, at least I'm up to date now ;)

« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 10:51 »
Yes I noticed that recently too

« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 10:51 »

« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 11:51 »
It seems your computer is infected with the infamous "google redirect virus". It captures network data streams and redirects all googles search results to some other URL's, so any browser will show fake results.

Though my computer is protected by an antivirus and a firewall, I had this very problem 2 weeks ago, and it has been a pain in the *** to get rid of it.

After many tries and searches, I found a utility called "combofix" which was able to clean my computer (I'm running Windows XP). But be aware that it's a quite powerful utility which will scan your whole drive(s) and may clean/delete some files or registry entries if it considers them malicious, so if you're not too comfortable with such tools, please use it with care or don't use it at all.

Hope it helps

« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 12:24 »
No virus !
It's all around the news. No official statement from google yet, but it's a glitch on the server side.


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