Search Engine IE

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by superway, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. superway

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 19, 2009

    Can anyone help me this question?
    When I search any thing from Yahoo, Google ,msn... I typed the name or the title that I wanted to search, then I hit Enter to search. It came out the links that related my title. I clicked one of the links, then that link guided me to different websites that are not related to my title. It suposed to give me the direct information after I click that link, right? What is wrong my computer ?
    My laptop is working fine when I searched it, but my desktop brought me to different websites when I searched.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. shteii01

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2010
    Are you saying you are getting hijacked when you click on the link?
  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    My guess is that you have some sort of virus/unwanted software on you computer. Is your computer protected by some antivirus software? Most often you will pick up virus, then you do surf for pron,key-gen and cracking software. Piracy software is also a great source for virus. Using an unprotected computer for such activities is not very smart.
  4. superway

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    My computer is protected by McAfee and Malwarebyte sofware.

    If I hold Ctrl key and click the link that I want to search, the link will appear on the Tab Bar that is below Menu Bar, then I click that website on the the Tab Bar and it comes out.

    If I click the link without holding the Ctrl key, it came out to different websties, not exactly websties that I look for.


  5. arachne007

    New Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Yup maybe ur IE been hijacked. Try Firefox or Chrome to make sure
  6. superway

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    So, what I shoud I do now to fix this problem?
  7. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
  8. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
  9. dataman19


    Dec 26, 2009
    SUPERWAY - Your quandry is shared by all of us.
    It is also not your search engine, nor is it likely the result of malware. For those who tout how they have McAffee or Norton to help them - YOU ARE SO OFF BASE. Even the infamous AOL Firewall is no help to resolve this issue..
    The reason you get all those annoying links is because the web designer's of those sites have loaded the key words into "their" Meta Search Keyword Directory. Every web page has meta search tags. These are key words that the yahoo, Google, Yahoo, Bing, and ASK spider bots use to categorize the web content.
    Reputable web pages only put key words in that pertain to their site. But like I said, reputable ones do.... Less reputable sites just load a lot of key words to get search engines to link your search request to "their" site.
    Don't believe me?? When you go to one of those "Dubious sites" Just click on the <View> button in the upper left corner of the screen. Then click
    the <Page Source> Button.
    You should get a view that shows the HTML Code that is used to make up the page. Look for a line that looks like:::
    <meta name="keywords" content="??? (these are the key words).
    When you are looking for say"How to build a Guitar" the search
    engine lists links to sites that have key words of "Guitar",
    "Guitar Building", "How to Build", and "How To".
    The problem is "MY" (meaning me the dubios web page owner/author)
    Web page has these key words... and I don't
    even sell guitars. I sell VIAGRA. And if I can get people to
    click on my site - I get increased traffic. How does this help me?
    Well let me explain why this is so significant:::
    I also have banners at the top and bottom of my page. The banner ads
    generate .5 cents or .25 cents per click - so I get anywhere from
    $0.005 to $0.01 for everyone who clicks on my web page. Now if I have
    several pages (each with a banner add top and bottom) I can get even
    more revenue as the unsuspecting smuck keeps clicking around my site
    looking for info about how to build a guitar. All I need is to make it
    confusing, yet keep the interest of the internet visitor. So
    naturally I have little animated characters and different distracting
    icons to keep the visitor clicking.
    All this for $0.005 or $0.01??? Multiply that by say 1,000 clicks daily
    (or say 10,000 clicks hourly, 24-hours a day. 365 days a week).
    Got your interest $0.005 x 10,000 = $50.00 in my pocket...
    Now let me stop and clarify something::::
    I was just making a point. My web site doesn't even have banner ads
    (I detest Banner ads). PhoenixComputerLabs is just an information portal.
    And my Meta Search Words are exactly related to my web content. Just like
    all web sites should.
    Incidentally - I have nine web sites - and they all are configured
    to show up as a link only when searched for.
    I have over 2,500 total pages of content - I don't have time to mess with
    web surfers. And my staff doesn't get paid to mess with them either.
    But like I said. All those un related links in your search will not be
    resolved by any Norton, McAffee or AVG anti spyware, anti-virus or anti-malware
    software package.
    Try doing a search phrase in parentheses ie "Phoenix Computer Labs" (type with
    the quotes, or even "Arizona Bio Fuels". See what pops up then.
    The use of parentheses forces the search engine to only display "Identical" matches.
    This has long been the convention that eliminates all those pesky porno and VIAGRA
    snake oil sites from a search engine indexed link listing. But take heart - it
    isn't fool proof. No matter what you do - you are at the mercy of the web site
    owner's integrity. and there aren't that many web designer's who don't go for the
    glitter and bragging rights associated with "Over 1,000,000 visitors daily".
    Dah - I only get like 10,000 per hour and I'm happy. And I don't have a counter
    that touts it. But I do have a loyal following who regularly cite my pages in their
    scientific and research papers. How do I know this (those 15,000 to 30,000 daily
    eMails also contain eMails from individuals who are looking for "additional Info".
    So one does not have to resort to those pesky and annoying meta search tricks to
    get traffic - they just have to have actual content that people are looking for.
    Which after all is what the Internet is all about..
    Let me know...
    Dave R. Mason
    Phoenix Computer Labs