Google restricting porn in searches?

Read an interesting story which mentions Google may be restricting some adult related topics in it’s search results. So I decided to conduct a search on the term mentioned in the story = “porn” … “Results 1 – 10 of about 86,300,000 for porn” wow that a lot of hits, must be a popular topic …


However following the links from the results reveals some disturbing results … [:@]
Result #4 is a link that once clicked on redirects the user to a known Trojan download site, which then redirects (via IFrame) to another known culprit offering “free adult movies”. These free movies are the ones once downloaded prompts the user that they need a “codec” to play the download … yup the “codec” infects the user with a variant of the Trojan.Zlob … ouch!


Result #4 is a blind link from one of these “Make a shorter link” sites, so a word to the wise, never trust these type links. When in doubt about a suspicious link you can copy and paste the link here and safely view the results.



Note: The entry in red above indicates that site was blocked by an entry in the HOSTS file
Google / StopBadware Warning for that site …
Content on this site is bundled with several components that reportedly behave as a Trojan horse that is installed as a codec. Installation of this Trojan horse is not disclosed to the user. (Deceptive installation)


Results #4, 12, 23, 80, and 82 all redirect to the same few “codec” sites … McAfee SiteAdvisor shows these same few sites involved … so be careful on what you click on! Free isn’t always the results you expected.


As part of the infection bundle you also get (code on page)
BEGIN LINKCODE #10999 Product: WinAntiVirusPRO 2006 which is yet another Google/StopBadware Warning site …



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