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September 30, 2003: Malware Hijacking Google Homepage

A lot of malware has been going around lately, some of it preventing you from visiting the actual Google website, or putting up a notice when you try to visit.

The most common reason for this is spyware or malware -- software that's included with other programs and stows away in your computer watching what you're doing, popping up ads, and doing other bad things. To get rid of it, you can install LavaSoft's Ad-Aware or Spybot Search and Destroy. Both are free.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on September 30, 2003 06:19 AM