strange result with Yahoo! search results

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  1. davexnet

    davexnet Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    I use the yahoo search engine (from the yahoo home page) and do a search
    for the Tottenham Hotspur forum come on you spurs (coys).
    I click on the link that comes up, and avast tell me it has blocked access to a malware site.

    However, if you type comeonyouspurs.com directly into a new tab on Firefox,
    everything works as it should,

    Are the yahoo search results bad? Something on my PC redirecting the traffic?
    Any thoughts appreciated.

    http://i58.tinypic.com/32zth0p.jpg

    http://i61.tinypic.com/9s47wg.jpg
     
  2. KaptainBug

    KaptainBug Registered Member

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    I just tried this in yahoo, and yes the first two links are redirected to a malicious site and WOT blocks it.. Your PC is perfectly OK..
    There are better search engines than yahoo.. Move on...
     
  3. davexnet

    davexnet Registered Member

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    Thanks for confirming, first time I've ever seen a redirect in a Yahoo!
    search result. I've had yahoo as my homepage for years, and it just got to
    be a habit, since the search box was right there. Looks like I should switch to
    Google or Bing.

    OK - how to let yahoo know about this?
     
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  4. KaptainBug

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    Sorry... No idea..
     
  5. JRViejo

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    FYI. Search Help - follow appropriate link under Online Safety or Abuse and Spam.
     
  6. davexnet

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    Yahoo have made it almost impossible to contact them directly. All these links lead to preset questions and answers.
    The best I could do was Yahoo answers, where I was able to pose a general question. I'm pretty sure that it's user to user only.

    One interesting thing I found was that apparently, yahoo search results are now
    "powered by Bing".
     
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