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DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

Google Annoyance! Anyone experience this? How do I fix this?

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11266points) June 13th, 2011

Recently, I have noticed that Google has installed some sort of “intuitive feature”...or something similar. It’s &*# annoying.

I go to “Google” search box and type in the name of a particular site (for example: applesandorangesandgreenbananas or whatever). It immediately goes to the page where I see the exact site I need at the top, right? Then as I begin to move the cursor to click on the EXACT SITE I need (to enter it, that is)...it will immediately go to ANOTHER PAGE rather than stay on the page that has the site that I need to go into. So, then, I have to click on the arrow to go BACK to the previous Google search page to then click on the listing to go into the correct site.

It is absolutely maddening. Anyone know what this is all about? How can I stop this? argh x 1000

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snowberry's avatar

I used to have that problem. I think it’s a bug designed to funnel people to certain websites. I’m not sure if I understand exactly what you are dealing with, but for almost a year I had to copy and paste the website I wanted to go to because if I clicked on the link Google provided some program would hijack it to some other place completely unrelated to my search. For the most part they weren’t porn sites, but they were stupid, for sure.

Running the best virus scans did nothing for this problem. I don’t know why it stopped, but I’m sure glad it did.

Plucky's avatar

That happened to me yesterday actually. Exactly as you described it. I figured it was the website hijacking my pc.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Are you allowing information for flash pages to be stored on your computer?

Go here and set the storage settings to none and delete all the websites you see there. See if that fixes your problem. These are PIEs which are like cookies on steroids.

Brian1946's avatar

I don’t know if this happens to you when you use Firefox, but here’s a thread that has some more info on the Google annoyance: http://www.fluther.com/99177/firefox-has-been-hijacked-help/

trickface's avatar

I had this a couple of years ago, I think it was some virus that would just overrun google and re-direct me to some other search engine and boot up some really bad page with no relation to anything. I spent a few hours removing viruses with several programs, redownloaded firefox and rebooted the pc and I was fine.

I use Safari for Windows now.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Are we talking about Google Instant here?

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