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junebugga Jun 26, 2013 04:08 PM

Something has been bugging me for months and months. OK, I'm ready to see if this is possible to fix.
Every time I click on a url in twitter Chow takes me to the right page and then immediately takes me to another page, which is usually a search page with squirrel horchata (really) on it. Needless to say, whatever recipe I'm interested in is a little less appetizing after that!

Even when I click on another page when I am in Chow it still goes onto the search page. When I return to the page it always goes back, but is still frustrating and time consuming.

I'm using Windows 7 and Chrome browser. Is my computer haunted?

Any help would be appreciated.
junebugga

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  1. Jacquilynne RE: junebugga Jun 28, 2013 06:28 AM

    This isn't an official answer, since I don't know for sure, but I used to have a computer virus that causes a similar problem for me with google results -- I'd click on a google result and be taken to that page and then immediately jumped to another spam page. Is it possible you have a virus on your computer?

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      junebugga RE: Jacquilynne Jul 8, 2013 10:54 AM

      I have a pretty secure computer and so far no report of any kind of virus. This has been going on for over a year. I have been a member of Chow since before Jim changed any thing at Chow. I just forgot my sign in name and had to sign up again.
      This is the only site I have trouble with. It doesn't seem reasonable that a virus would be in Chow and would take me to another Chow page.
      Thanks for your help.

    2. Engineering RE: junebugga Jun 28, 2013 11:03 AM

      I'm not aware of anything we're doing that could cause this (see also Jacquilynne's thoughts on the matter), but in the interest of due diligence, is it sending you to http://www.chow.com/recipes/18891-squ... or to a different page in particular?

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        junebugga RE: Engineering Jun 28, 2013 11:37 AM

        Yes! That's the page!
        Thank you so much. At least we have maybe a clue?
        I'm so tired of seeing that page. Do you have any ideas how to stop this?

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          junebugga RE: Engineering Jun 28, 2013 11:51 AM

          Well, now that I look at it again, it is the Horchata page, but not exactly that one. It is more of a search page, This is the one, although it doesn't have the horchata recipe on it. It almost always has the squirrel!
          http://www.chow.com/search?query=Sear...

          Also the url that you gave me is the only time I've clicked on a link in Chow that didn't go to the next page! (sorry for so many exclamation points)...

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          junebugga RE: junebugga Jul 26, 2013 11:08 AM

          Oh Joy!
          I just changed security companies and I am able to get an immediate link to Chow without it going to the search page first.
          I was not having a problem with the security, I just changed to try something new. I guess the previous security didn't like Chow or something.
          Thanks for everyone trying to help. If I had known that that was the problem I would've changed earlier.
          junebugga

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            Jacquilynne RE: junebugga Jul 26, 2013 11:20 AM

            Oh, yay! Glad you found something that worked, even if it was accidental.

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              meshane RE: junebugga Jul 26, 2013 11:21 AM

              Thanks for updating us on this. What was the previous security you were using that was causing this if you don't mind me asking?

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                junebugga RE: meshane Jul 26, 2013 11:45 AM

                I was using McAfee, which I had been using for years. It came installed on my first Dell.
                I changed to Kaspersky. This is the only change I have noticed. Which is really weird, don't you agree? I've never had a virus on my computer. Chow was the only web site that this happened on.
                I guess just some crossed wires or something!
                junebujgga

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