"At least two new pieces of surreptitiously installed software can hijack the most popular search engine, placing ads amid legitimate Google search results on infected PCs, a computer security company recently revealed.
"It uses your search term and then replaces the Google results with their own results," said Paul Piccard, director of threat research at Webroot Software Inc., an anti-spyware software company in Boulder, Colo. The search results look "just like Google. You'd never know it's not Google. The search results are rigged only on infected PCs, not for all Google users."
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