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google bar virus?

Is it possible for the google bar to be compromised / attacked by a virus that automatically types in a word and opens pop ups in relation to that "search?"

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In theory

In theory yes, but I'd be far more inclined to think it's something else. That'd be a pretty lame virus after all.

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In theory

What else could it be?

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A lot of things

Could be a lot of things. My initial guess would be you have some kind of auto-fill program that is getting confused. The words aren't random so much as you just hadn't figured out they were things you've typed into various forms.

And I assume we're talking about Safari here. You didn't say, but Windows users almost always refer to Internet Explorer when they neglect to mention a specific browser, I'm just extrapolating the behavior.

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