Using Bing and Finding Trojan Horse

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    newsworthyposted 9 years ago

    As I was researching a certain news topic last night, I used Bing search engine and found several sites on the topic. As soon as I clicked the 3rd ranked site in the lineup, a high risk level trojan horse intrusion occured. 

    Fortunately, my virus protection held the virus in quarantine and then I removed it.

    Im wondering how a 3rd ranked listing with a trojan horse gets listed so high in a search engine.  How does this happen?

  2. onthewriteside profile image61
    onthewritesideposted 9 years ago

    Because BING! is a Microcrap product, and hackers love to pick on Microcrap!

  3. BundleBoy profile image79
    BundleBoyposted 9 years ago

    newsworthy, It would be interesting to know what topic you were searching on?
    onthewriteside, I would be interested to know what operating system you use? wink

    1. onthewriteside profile image61
      onthewritesideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is true...I do still use XP occasionally.  However I try to use Linux whenever possible.  I can triple boot with Linux, XP, and Windoze Blista' as well.

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      newsworthyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The hot topic; a San Diego car company called V Vehicle

  4. nicomp profile image63
    nicompposted 9 years ago

    Read my Bing hub... I did a search and the third URL in the results was a link to a torrent... and the link was broken. Poor quality search engine, I'd say.

  5. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    The same thing has happened even using Google.  However, I prefer Google as my favored search engine because it is by far the cream of the crop.

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    wordscribe41posted 9 years ago

    I've also experienced it on Google.  Got attacked by Trojan horses one night searching for a medical condition.  Was on the first page.  Highly annoying.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    That's why I like McAfee, it lets you know before you click if a site is safe or suspicious.

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      My Downtown Viewposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely rely heavily on my McAfee to let me know about sites. I also have a plug-in from Firefox called WOT and it gives a color-coded threat level indicator next to the site.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I have that too.

      2. flread45 profile image78
        flread45posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Me too,McAfee

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    newsworthyposted 9 years ago

    I never experienced an attack from a search engine first page listing before and was quite surprised by it. I guess it isnt the rare thing after all.

  9. charlemont profile image76
    charlemontposted 9 years ago

    It's not limited to Microsoft SE.
    Google occasionally includes in its listings links to non-existent websites and pages with malicious content. That's why surfing itself is dangerous.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image66
      WeddingConsultantposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's why I prefer to stay on the beach.

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    newsworthyposted 9 years ago

    It just seems with all the effort put forth with hubbing and with writers working so hard to get page ranked, search engine trojans are really a waste of good space.

    Not to mention with all the great technology available today, its just baffling How it Happens.


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