Redirected to in Google search?

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Problem :

I have experienced some weird issues using Google search recently. Sometimes when I search in Google, the search results are being redirected with the URL.

I have only experienced this in the Google Chrome browser on my Windows 10 system.

In this screenshot, you can see that when I mouse over the result, the URL becomes

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I haven’t installed any new extensions for Google Chrome.

Has anyone else experienced the same issue? If so, how can we get this fixed?

Solution :

This is likely caused by an extension. Even if you haven’t installed any new ones, an update to one of your existing extensions may have been bundled with some malware, perhaps inadvertently or perhaps not.

Try disabling all extensions, and if the problem goes away, re-enable them one by one to see which is the culprit.

See here for someone with the same issue as you describe (It’s not in English but Google Translate does a pretty good job):!topic/chrome-es/gFw9sDM838c;context-place=topicsearchin/chrome-es/category

I was facing the same issue. In my case, the culprit was Page Ruler extension. I’ve removed it from my browser, and also reported it as abuse to Google.

At the moment, it seems it’s been already removed from Chrome store.
It’s URL – – is not working anymore!

As also mentioned in the spanish thread, the ‘Page Ruler’ extension was for me the culprit. Deleting it fixed the problem immediately.

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