Mystery link / Kanoodle

  peabody 21:36 24 Oct 2005

A friend sees a link in the words "new home" here click here which is not there (I maintain the site and have checked the code). The link is double underlined and if he clicks the link he gets:
"We're Sorry...

The advertiser you clicked on has requested not to receive any visits from users outside of their market area. Click Here to return to your search results

All site contents C 2004,, Inc. All rights reserved. Click here to view Privacy Policy.
The Kanoodle Logo is a registered trademark of, Inc. Kanoodle Home"

Does he have a virus or something? Thanks.

  PaulB2005 21:58 24 Oct 2005

He might have a form of adware that searches for key words and turns them into links on his PC.

Get him to run an anti spyware app like AdAware click here and see what comes up.

  peabody 22:02 24 Oct 2005

Thanks - my immediate suspicion was spyware or adware. I'll tell him.

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