Rogue Google Searches?
Posted on 2004-08-11
When I got home this evening my husband asked me if I had been doing a Google search for a lawyer on his computer. I said no, but sure enough, on the Google search bar was the name of this lawyer. I was the last one out this morning and I use the internet lock on Zonealarm on his machine before I go because he is the host machine for our networked satellite connection. Presumably a wayward stranger just didn't break in to use his computer for a quick search.
I've never seen anything like this. I frequently run about 3 anti-spyware programs on my machine so I know the strange hijacks they can do, but this is a first. I haven't run any spyware cleaners on his machine yet. I wanted to see if anybody has seen or heard of this first?
The web site for the guy looks like a legitimate site - not porn or gambling. We've actually heard of this guy too.
Thanks for any advice.