Google's gone nuts

Started by Doug Houston, July 04, 2014, 11:17:00 PM

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Doug Houston

In the last few days, I've started a search for information, on Google. In the past, I've gotten listings on my topic, and all went well.

NOW, whatever you start a search for, you get loaded onto EbAY with the tings you're asking about  for sale. For instance, I wanted to look up a zip code for a letter. BINGO, here's a page with Zip directories for sale. Google is no longer a search engine, but a directory for eBay.

Don't know whose idea this is, but Google is out the window, so it seems.You can only get so far, stuffing things down someone's throat before you have a big mes to clean up!!
38-6019S
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41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
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That is why I use Firefox.

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Glen

Doug, check your computer.  I just did a search on Google for the zip code for a city and none of the top ten results went to ebay. 

If you download a file sometimes you get other things with it that change your browser search function to only get “member advertisers”.   
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Steve Passmore

I agree with Glen. Just did a random search on Google and no sign of any ebay crap.  As he said if you download something a page will come up saying they will alter your browser for this, add some other program for that and mess it all up.   You must click the 'refuse' button.  They will change your tool bar and everything else given half a chance.
Steve

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1959 62 coupe

Dan LeBlanc

Sounds like you got a piece of malware hijacking your search function.  Had that happen here too when I let one of the kids use the laptop.

Try downloading Malwarebytes and running a scan on your computer.  Should clear it up.

www.malwarebytes.org
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harry s

I wasn't able to access Google for a couple of days. I did get a notice from AOL saying there was some sort of a problem they were working on. It is fine now. Who knows with these machines.
Harry
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Glen

The reason I know about this is I bought a new laptop and it worked fine until I downloaded a program I used a lot on the old computer. Suddenly my browser would not go to Google at all and all searches went to sites selling stuff not necessarily related to what I was looking for.  I had to reload the operating system and wipe the memory to get rid of it.  Luckily I had not loaded too much on the computer before that. 

Now I always read everything and make sure I understand what I am downloading before I hit the go button. 
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StevenTuck

Yours is a case of malware. All you have to do is reset the date of your computer to before the problem happened. This can be done through your control panel under system and security in most operating systems. Good luck.
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tozerco

Quote from: Dan LeBlanc on July 05, 2014, 09:48:37 AM
Sounds like you got a piece of malware hijacking your search function.  Had that happen here too when I let one of the kids use the laptop.

Try downloading Malwarebytes and running a scan on your computer.  Should clear it up.

www.malwarebytes.org

Gee, Dan. Did that and now I don't have any internet on my desktop at all!
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