08 July 2011

Am I the only one?

I got a new personal laptop to play around with at home. Its a Dell XPS and it screams for writing Flash, though its not a fancy monitor or anything. It runs Windows 7. This is the first time I've used a Windows system in many years.

Anyway, Google or Bing searches are driving me crazy. Whenever I click on an item I'm taken to some random advertisement instead of the actual URL. In order to get at most URLs I have to load the Google cached page and then click back to the original from the cached page. Its truly annoying. Not every search hit gives me this problem, only about 90%.

Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?


Toast said...

Nothing like that happens to me with Google. Don't really use Bing.

Eric Wilde said...

Turns out to be a trojan virus. McAfee, the piece o' crap, never found it but MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware found it and fixed it. Well, at least I hope it fixed it. I'm still trying to test out the fix.