Can someone explain this mysterious page hijacking in Google?
November 27, 2007 10:40 AM Subscribe
Can someone explain this mysterious page hijacking in Google search results?
posted by ManInSuit to Computers & Internet (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Something really weird is happening involving Mrs. ManInSuit's web site, Google, and maybe some other factor I can't understand.
For some reason, her site has been taken over by some creepy spyware site, but only when linked to through google search results.
Here’s the deal:
- I open Firefox.
- I go to google, and type "Margaux Williamson" (with quotes)
- The first hit is www.margauxwilliamson.com. That's her site.
- I click that link.
- A weird scary spyware site comes up.
What's super strange is- If I just paste www.margauxwilliamson.com into the address box, everything is fine.
I tried it on my computer, and her computer, and phoned a friend to have him try it. We all got the same weird result. (the friend is near by, and on the same ISP, so maybe it's specific to that).
Anyone have any idea what might be the cause of this? I'm baffled!