Have the Search Engines Gone Mad?

by Max on October 30, 2011

A couple of days ago, I needed a rapid answer to a very urgent question:

“What species is a hare?”

I ‘m sure you, too, are dying to find out.

I know I was. So I googled it and was frankly bowled over by the answer.

I was bowled over because it made no sense whatsoever, and that in all three search engines, Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Why on earth did these search colossuses send me to recipes, consulting chemists or some obscure electronics manufacturer out in the wilds of Hertfordshire when they promised to guide me to a Wiki page that was supposed to contain a fast answer to a simple question?

Mysterious? Worrying? Have the search engines gone mad?

Eventually, as I continued to ask, a pattern began to emerge. I noticed a strange recurrence in the status bar during searches. To cut a long story really short, my laptop needed anti-rootkit treatment. Here is how and why:

 

Here is the download link for your free Kaspersky Anti-Rootkit Treatment:

Kaspersky Lab Technical Support:
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363

Have you experienced similar infections? Leave a comment; I’d love to hear from you how you dealt with it.

Alright, I won’t you keep guessing any longer.

Hares are leporids.

Have The Search Engines Gone Mad?

 

PS. I just discovered that the culprit is known to the authorities under the name “Google Redirect Virus.” It can do all sorts of things. You may want to consult this ehow page:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5842581_remove-google-redirect-virus.html

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