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Occasionally when I search with google, the resulting leads redirect me to a page that cannot load. the message is " Firefox can't find the server at google.ad.sgdoubleclick.net." Why does it redirect me to google.ad instead of the website listed in the search results? It doesn't happen every time, just occasionally. I check the URL, and the results are produced by google. When I hover over a link, it says the URL of the search result destination, but when I click, it takes me to something like http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/nclk?sa=L&ai=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.au%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D4%26ved%3D0CCsQFjAD%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.filebuzz.com%252Ffindsoftware%252FWp_S1_Pcsync%252F1.html%26ei%3DUa-FTMG5ENS2ccGr1J4I%26usg%3DAFQjCNF4-LBAk--WaNW33h1ia6T8kA4poA%26sig2%3D-TIUhZx2AMAZfLa6GthCIA
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What do you mean? Some of the links on search results are ad's? Or you never get to the search page at all and it redirects you to doubleclick.net?
Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs.
You need to use all programs because each detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database.
- http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware
- http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy
- http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free
- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page
See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked and What to do when searches take you to the wrong search website
I think this is Google playing games: it forces you to go through them (googleads.g.doubleclick.net) instead of following the link directly. (Google of course collects data in the process). I think sometimes their mechanism malfunctions, and you are sent to a wrong address. I really hate this. This is my first major disappointment with Google, and I am starting to use other search engines.
However, I installed Redirect Remover extension (from BetterBrowser), and it works like a charm. Problem fixed.
I still think Google is at fault (see my previous post). However, I installed Redirect Remover extension from www.aredeye.com and it works like a charm. Problem fixed!
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