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I've just discovered today that when searching in FF v.3.6.2, the results came back and looked kind of funny. Instantly, I knew something was up. I ran every scan including MBAM, HiJack This, and Avast, but to no avail.

 

My search results came back from the page http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-3...7%3Ac8hkjv-9xef Search a word in there and it will display the same page as mine once did. I viewed the source of the Google image, and here's my result: http://price-advisor.com/google_logo_sm.gif

 

If this doesn't have spyware written all over it, I don't know what does. I searched the web for a good 20-30 minutes in regards to this issue, and many are having it but few are finding solutions. Being from http://google.com originally, it appears it is tied into Google as someone's "custom search engine". The question is, how did I come about this?

 

My solution: uninstall the Google search addon and do a fresh install on it. Worked like a charm. I hope this will be of help to many, and if any have information in regards to it, please do share.

 

Oh, and long time no see Ccleaner Forum Members!

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A search for "test" and "ccleaner" worked fine from that custom page on my pc, loaded the ccleaner site correctly no redirects.....

I'm not sure who set it as you default search page tho'.

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I ran every scan including MBAM, HiJack This, and Avast, but to no avail.

But was that a full scan with Malwarebytes? I'm not sure if a quick scan does the registry.

 

I had this same problem a while ago with any web search engines not just Google. MBAM found the corupt site it in the registry and its been ok ever since. ;)

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Sure, there's no redirects or anything, because this is a custom search engine provided as a service to anyone of whom would like to create one. All the searches completed correctly, but knowing that I was using a customized search provided by another that I did not sign up for did not give me that warm, fuzzy feeling. Knowing that they were tracking every site I went to through their search definitely did not make me too happy of a camper.

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