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Seekmo adware and Google (8 posts)

  1. laslo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm not sure if this problem is happening because my blog is on WordPress, or because a WP plugin, but here I go anyway:

    I noticed that by accessing my weblog Cinencuentro.com on Internet Explorer through Google, I'd get one of those IE messages asking me to install a third part software, in this case is called "Seekmo Search Assistant".
    So far I figured out that Seekmo is a malicious adware. I can't figure out why that message will pop up only when coming from Google (seems like coming from MSN or Yahoo won't arise any problem). I'm sure most of my visitors are getting that message, since they mainly use IE. Using Firefox or accessing my blog from other sources, like bookmarks, or direct links seems to avoid the Seekmo problem.

    You can test this problem by searching in Google the term "cinencuentro", and click on the result:

    - Cinencuentro.com - Todo el cine del PerĂº

    (You can also try another random queries, like this one 'madeinusa cinencuentro.com' )

    Notice that, I believe, my PC doesn't have any adware installed, I asked other friends to test this on IE, and they all got the same Seekmo window. One friend told me that he only got the Seekmo message after he cleaned IE cache and history memory.

    So, if you have any idea why this is happenning and how I could fix it, I'd really appreciate your help.

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't get this in IE6, FF 1.5.0,4 or Opera 9.
    Nice looking site, btw.

  3. laslo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm on IE 6.0 and I get the Seekmo window almost randomly. I deactived some plugins related with Google, like "Search Hilite" and "Google Sitemaps", but I'm still having this problem from time to time. I can't find a patron.
    Before that I removed the Google Adsense JavaScripts but I dont think it made a difference.
    I will keep debugging it, I hope someone could give me a light on this matter.

  4. Samuel B

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Go to your site and do a hard refresh on your browser
    Ctrl + F5
    If it's not happening on any of my browsers (and I checked again), it's a local problem.

  5. laslo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well it really shows up on other computers and IE browsers, so I don't think is a local problem. The thing that bugs me the most is that, like in your case, this bug wont show up in some computers. Even here in my IE it wont show up in some posts pages, in others it does.
    So I still can't put my finger on what is causing it :(
    ugh. I hate IE...

  6. Rhys Wynne
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just out of interest, what version of IE are you using?

  7. laslo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well. thanks for responding. so far i think i found the culprit: a script from http://fastonlineusers.com/
    One that shows how many online users where at one time in my blog.
    Let me know if you use it, and if you had any adware related problem because of it.
    And another thing, if you know a better, clean alternative to that feature, pleaste let me know.

  8. Moonlight06
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i also get the seekmo in my website. Please tell me how to remove it

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