Seekmo adware and Google
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 Perú
(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.
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