By this I mean that whatever I searched for, the links produced by all three major SE went to totally random pages that had nothing to do with what I was looking for.
On closer inspection I noticed strange strings in the status bar. My root had been infected by rattlingsearches.com. I made a video about what this looks like and how to cure it:
Have the Search Engines Gone Mad?
If this spreads widely, consequences for IM would be dire: The logic of this and perhaps similar viruses dictates that we’d have to forget about SEO and perhaps even adwords. The SE could forget about existing. The main problem is that antivirus programs don’t seem to detect these infections as yet. So far, I have only found links to cures after your system has been infected.
Here is the link to the Kaspersky treatment promised in the video.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Has anyone else had any experience with this yet?