Posted on 2006-04-03
These @$#%es have really covered their bases well. May anyone associated with Zapmeta burn in the fires of Hades.
Some spy/adware called Zapmeta has gotten ahold of my browser, so that every now and then when I click a link, it redirects me to the Zapmeta 'search results' page using the words in my URL as search terms. It also happens when I type in a URL, and it happens when I click any given hyperlink. Usually all I have to do is back up, hit the link again and I go where I wanted to in the first place. But it's so annoying I want to kill somebody.
What really chaps my arse is that these jerks seem to have figured out search engine science, so when you Google 'zapmeta' or 'remove zapmeta', it comes up with all these bogus links talking about how great Zapmeta is, or other stuff giving you this idea that Zapmeta is somehow legitimate.
I am an experienced Spybot/HijackThis user, so if that's all you have in your bag of tricks, thank you for the thought, but save your breath; been there done that, they don't seem to work against this annoying scourge.
I cannot be the only person in the world with this crap on my machine.
Thanks for your help.