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ScubaV
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« on: June 08, 2012, 04:47:30 AM »

So I decided to try out Google Chrome.  I actually kind of like it except it seems to be screwing with my Google searches.  At some unspecified point (perhaps after I've already searched for a term) it decides to no longer show the same results.  At all.  For example, if I google James Berardinelli, a favorite movie reviewer of mine the results are completely different in Chrome and Firefox.  The Firefox ones are useful and relevant (the usual google stuff).  The Chrome results are a bunch of blog entries and stupid crap.  Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 08:35:16 AM »

Have you perchance changed search criteries somewhere? Google has a tendency to, if you are logged into Gmail, to have you logged into Google in general. If you at some point made some changes to the way you search, it may have saved those settings.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 12:23:44 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on June 08, 2012, 04:47:30 AM

So I decided to try out Google Chrome.  I actually kind of like it except it seems to be screwing with my Google searches.  At some unspecified point (perhaps after I've already searched for a term) it decides to no longer show the same results.  At all.  For example, if I google James Berardinelli, a favorite movie reviewer of mine the results are completely different in Chrome and Firefox.  The Firefox ones are useful and relevant (the usual google stuff).  The Chrome results are a bunch of blog entries and stupid crap.  Any ideas?

You've probably got personalized search on and it's messing with your results. In the upper right hand corner of the results, you'll see a person and a globe. Click the globe.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 04:27:11 PM »

Nope, I'm not logged in.  I do have NoScript and Adblock, but disabling doesn't seem to do much.  It seems to be totally random.  If I close and reopen Chrome, one search term will be restored to normal, but then another one still returns gibberish.  Close and reopen again and they are reversed.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 03:05:50 AM »

At one point I had a rootkit that would do redirects on google and send me to ad filled sites.  Is it just giving you wrong results or does it send you to shady looking sites?
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