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Old 01-04-2009, 04:10 PM
James W. Robinson James W. Robinson is offline
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Hi,
I recently discovered that every item I enter into a search engine (whether it be Google, Yahoo, etc.) yields a list of useless, entirely unrelated "spam" websites. I think this could be a virus of some sort but I'm not entirely sure. Also, I tried to run the f-prot virus scan but it would not work. I am fairly certain that this just happened within the hour, because I was using these search engines successfully earlier today. Does anyone know what problem this could be, and the steps that I should take to fix it? My computer is currently shut down, and I am using another one to write this message.

Thanks for your help,
Jim
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:19 PM
James W. Robinson James W. Robinson is offline
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Hey again,

I just realized that maybe I should have clarified that literally every result I get on these search engines is a spam-based site. For instance, if I were to type in "Drew University" on any search engine, all of the results would be unrelated, spam-based websites and the normal results like "www.drew.edu" would not be included.

I find this to be very odd.

Thanks,
Jim
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:13 PM
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I love you.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:19 PM
James W. Robinson James W. Robinson is offline
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I love you too.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:11 PM
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Alright, I'm pretty sure I just took care of the problem.

Peace.
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