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Where virus came from
« on: March 25, 2009, 08:17:57 PM »
  I put "maximum tire size 280zx" into a google search, and one of the top sitesd was the one that got me a particularly insistent virus/malware. Just thought it might helop somebody to kinow the source of such BS.

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Re: Where virus came from
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 08:36:46 PM »
If you know the actual site, post it here, but change the "http" in the link to "hxxp" so that we may analyse it.

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Re: Where virus came from
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 08:49:46 PM »
Google sponsored links are becoming more frequently used by those hoping to gain by buying a link on a search term that redirects you to a malware site. Presumably this was a sponsored link ?

Was that search with the "quotes" as I use Firefox and the WOT add-on and nothing picked up on the first page of results. I also use the CustomizeGoogle add-on for firefox and with that I remove all ads and I believe that also kills all sponsored links

There is also a piece of malware that redirects google (GoRed) and other search engine searches.

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