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Mission146Zuga
August 2nd, 2020 at 2:27:41 PM permalink
A couple of people on the VPFree Yahoo group say that they tried accessing WoV through a Google search link, and got either malicious site warnings or possible virus attacks (one got the "You're the 50,000th visitor!" popup; another got the "Click Here to load the latest version of Flash Player" one). I tried it myself, with both Bing and Google; both were rejected as malicious by my anti-virus software. Note that typing "www.wizardofvegas.com" directly into the URL bar works fine.
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August 2nd, 2020 at 2:47:30 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

A couple of people on the VPFree Yahoo group say that they tried accessing WoV through a Google search link, and got either malicious site warnings or possible virus attacks (one got the "You're the 50,000th visitor!" popup; another got the "Click Here to load the latest version of Flash Player" one). I tried it myself, with both Bing and Google; both were rejected as malicious by my anti-virus software. Note that typing "www.wizardofvegas.com" directly into the URL bar works fine.



Thanks for the tip, Iím sure Wizard or I will pass that along to ownership. Iíve actually been having the same problem with several sites that used to not be a problem, so it might be a browser thing. Chrome wonít even attempt to open certain sites. I canít even go to the 888 site directly.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 2nd, 2020 at 2:50:31 PM permalink
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A couple of people on the VPFree Yahoo group say that they tried accessing WoV through a Google search link, and got either malicious site warnings or possible virus attacks (one got the "You're the 50,000th visitor!" popup; another got the "Click Here to load the latest version of Flash Player" one). I tried it myself, with both Bing and Google; both were rejected as malicious by my anti-virus software. Note that typing "www.wizardofvegas.com" directly into the URL bar works fine.



Thanks for flagging this.

I can confirm that I'm seeing the same behavior, searching either with google.co.uk or with the search engine duckduckgo.com. If I search for 'wizard of vegas', i see what looks like a totally appropriate set of entries for WOV. The URLs all seem appropriate, such as https://wizardofvegas.com/ ( actually copied that from my search result ) When clicked on from the search page, I get redirected to one of a few malicious sites.

Bringing this to the attention of wizard and zuga.
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August 2nd, 2020 at 3:00:43 PM permalink
Similar thing was going on about a week ago:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/info/help/34888-i-couldnt-login-to-wizard-of-vegas-7-14/#post774638
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August 3rd, 2020 at 7:55:09 AM permalink
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I don't know what's going on at this time, but we'll get to the bottom of it.
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August 3rd, 2020 at 8:17:37 AM permalink
thanks for the heads up guys, we are looking into this
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August 3rd, 2020 at 8:21:19 AM permalink
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thanks for the heads up guys, we are looking into this



its fixed now
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August 5th, 2020 at 2:08:08 PM permalink
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its fixed now

what was the problem?
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June 22nd, 2021 at 3:51:57 PM permalink
Google search really jumped the shark. It was better 20 years ago than it is now, IMO. I hate that map-related queries on google.com go to a half-assed version of google maps instead of the full version. I hate that they removed verbatim mode and do very excessive query expansion which makes it really hard to find specific obscure things, which is the whole point of having a search engine. The rankings are still being gamed a lot by SEO link farms. They should use the web history of paid youtubeTV etc subscribers to fix the rankings, since those can't be gamed by bots cost-effectively.

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