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Case of Google search hijacking?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mssinprc08, Nov 24, 2011.

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    mssinprc08 Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2011
    Hi all, I've been getting conflicting reports as to what this is. Yesterday Chrome warned that a site I was trying to visit had suddenly become unsafe but a few minutes later the site loaded just fine. I then noticed that my google search results url had a LOT of extra parameters that I had never seen before. I set Chrome back to default settings. This is what the home page was set to: http://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=LENN&bmod=LENN

    I then scanned my computer, antivirus and spyware came back clean. But if I search for something I still get these strange urls. I did the same search at work and the url was just fine. Is this a case of me not having something set on my personal computer or am I infected with malware?

    Image attached shows the url I get when I search from home vs when I search from work. I just did the search again and this is the url it gave me : http://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=LENN&bmod=LENN when I'm logged in.

    I just logged out of gmail and now this is the result http://www.google.com/#hl=en&cp=6&g....,cf.osb&fp=21e6f9b0f7b4c3b3&biw=1366&bih=634 so if this is a new google chrome tracking thing....just let me know so I can eat my Thanksgiving meal in quiet shame...

    Running Windows 7, computer is only 2 weeks old :-/

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