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    Weird google response

    Hey,

    heres a sanatized version of a response I got from google, its weird it worked fine when i searched some something unrelated to what I was after, pretty sure i havent got any virus or spyware and ive checked.

    anyone seen this before???

    anyway find the picture below

    i2c

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    Without knowing what it is you're searching for, can't be too sure but there was a worm that used Google. Believe it was Santy. So perhaps whatever you were searching for matched the search string of the worm.

    Symantec's Definition of Santy.A
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    well i got the first page of results up no problem, it was only upon requesting the second page i recieved this error message.

    it wasnt related to phpBB but it was web related, regarding qwikiwiki's

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    Quick search on Google shows that the error page you got seems to be for Santy. Perhaps you are infected?

    Google Search

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    hmmm interesting the search i did didnt contain the viewtopic.php

    also ive scanned my computer for santy and it returns nothing, the virus defs are up to date...

    ive used Microsofts Sasser (A-F) Worm Removal Tool (KB841720) and it doesnt find an infection, ive searched for sasscln.log and find nothing

    so im pretty sure i dont have it, i cant find any processes running that shouldnt be and the file wall doesnt show anything.

    this is pretty interesting...maybe ill just put it down to something random happening, it only did it the once, and then never again...

    hmm

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    hmmm and now google isn't showing up any matches for microsoft? weird!!

    http://www.google.com/search?q=microsoft



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    MsMittens was right. Well, its definetly has all the characteristics of Santy (time (recently) / responce etc).

    What you mentioned about qwikiwiki, it does have vulnerabilities that can result in using google to do a mass search, tikiwiki also has a similar amount of exploits...

    You may not see a patch for another 24-48hrs if someone has created a mass mailer for the wiki's but i find it unlikely, just have a quick look on ya comp, but mostly assume its google pulling off a false positive, or whatever you'd call it
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    ive used Microsofts Sasser (A-F) Worm Removal Tool (KB841720) and it doesnt find an infection, ive searched for sasscln.log and find nothing
    Why would the Sasser Removal tool find the SANTY worm?

    hmmm and now google isn't showing up any matches for microsoft? weird!!

    http://www.google.com/search?q=microsoft
    Probably volume. I'd bet it'd be something like 2 Billion page return and their servers probably can't handle it. So they've restricted the search.
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    Why would the Sasser Removal tool find the SANTY worm?
    they both start wit the letter S.. are worms and are annoying?

    and I must learn to type faster.. too many ppl are replying b4 I get a chance with wise cracks
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    slightly offtopic..

    MsM: notice the real url of valhallens link http://www.google.com/search?q=microsoft&num=-1 naughty naughty boy !!
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