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Old 12-20-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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so i google "toilet tank leaking"
instead of google showing its sponsored sites at the top only,
i'm now being redirected to where the whole page only shows sponsored local services..

i'm only interested with DIY but i cant find those websites because the whole page only shows contractors and their phone numbers..

i tried this with chrome, firefox and edge so it can't be virus but google itself doing this..




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Old 12-20-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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Youtube works for me for just about everything I ever wanted to fix.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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i tried another computer, typed "toilet tank leaking" same redirect..

davidt, yes i can go directly to youtube or use another search engine.. i'm more curious why is this happening.. if there is a virus in my computer..

can you guys type "toilet tank leaking" in google using your computer...
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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No redirecting here.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Not here either

Firefox on Mac
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:41 PM
 
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i'm not the only one having this issue..


https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/websearch/yDPnfPPfzt8;context-place=topicsearchin/websearch/category$3Asafari%7Csort:relevance%7Cspell:false
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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LOL! I got an ad for roto-rooter in Laredo TX. That might be a bit of a drive for them.

I'm guessing it gloms on to your location to serve the ads. Just for grins, I tried searching for

toilet leaking -ads

I don't know if will work for you, but it did take out the one ad I saw.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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You need to scan with Malwarebytes. I had not seen this redirect thing in a long time. It looks like malware/adware to me.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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No redirecting for me, either. Same as usual.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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LOL! I got an ad for roto-rooter in Laredo TX. That might be a bit of a drive for them.

I'm guessing it gloms on to your location to serve the ads. Just for grins, I tried searching for

toilet leaking -ads

I don't know if will work for you, but it did take out the one ad I saw.
It knows my location and showed one ad for my zip code. That was the only one. I think the OP has a problem other than Google.
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