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Windows 7: Several US ISPs Hijacking & Redirecting Customers' Search Queries

06 Aug 2011   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
What will happen next I suspect is that someone will offer a "PAID" service saying log on to the site and then this will act as an anonymous proxy and redirect the queries to the appropriate site.

This will work for a few years and then another nasty thieving organisation will work out how to hijack the proxy servers queries --- and so on. It's a game for some of these organisations.

The best way actually to stop ISP's hi-jacking queries is already to route queries etc via proxies already.


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06 Aug 2011   #12

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
I use Open DNS.
Who also hijack your search results!!!
They all do, I tells ya!!! It's one big conspiracy theory, I say, I say.

Seriously though, if I know one thing it's this--in advertising/merchandising THE $$$Revenue$$$ RULES!!!!
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