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AKnabe
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HubSpot Sales Chrome Extension Malware: Redirecting to searchvalidation.com

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Hello,

 

I installed the HubSpot Sales extension for Chrome yesterday. Since that time, searches in google are getting redirected to searchvalidation.com

 

I'd say that the extension is the most likely culprit for this, I haven't installed anything else in the meantime.

 

Has anyone else had the same problem?

 

Kind regards,

 

Allan.

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karstenkoehler
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HubSpot Sales Chrome Extension Malware: Redirecting to searchvalidation.com

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Hi @AKnabe,

 

I haven't experienced this with the HubSpot extension – which isn't to say that it's not a possible explanation.

 

Other Chrome users have experienced this as well, for some it was indeed a Chrome extension, namely a video downloader. I'd recommend switching your Chrome extensions off, testing search and then enabling extensions again one by one.

 

After doing a bit of research, this could also be malware, see this tutorial on removing the searchvalidation.com redirect.

 

Best regards!

Karsten Köhler
Digital Marketer | HubSpot Freelancer | CRM Consultant

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AKnabe
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HubSpot Sales Chrome Extension Malware: Redirecting to searchvalidation.com

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Thanks for the reply Karsten!

 

My antivirus software hasn't been able to find any threats, I'm pretty sure it's due to a Chrome extension.

 

I disabled the HubSpot extension and restarted Chrome and haven't been able to reproduce the problem.

 

I have now reactivated the extension and will see if the problem persists.

 

Kind regards,

 

Allan.

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karstenkoehler
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HubSpot Sales Chrome Extension Malware: Redirecting to searchvalidation.com

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Hi @AKnabe,

 

Thanks for the update. If you notice that it's resolved by checking extensions, you can help others find this information by accepting my earlier post as a solution. I'd appreciate it!

 

Best regards!

Karsten Köhler
Digital Marketer | HubSpot Freelancer | CRM Consultant

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karstenkoehler
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HubSpot Sales Chrome Extension Malware: Redirecting to searchvalidation.com

SOLVE

Hi @AKnabe,

 

I haven't experienced this with the HubSpot extension – which isn't to say that it's not a possible explanation.

 

Other Chrome users have experienced this as well, for some it was indeed a Chrome extension, namely a video downloader. I'd recommend switching your Chrome extensions off, testing search and then enabling extensions again one by one.

 

After doing a bit of research, this could also be malware, see this tutorial on removing the searchvalidation.com redirect.

 

Best regards!

Karsten Köhler
Digital Marketer | HubSpot Freelancer | CRM Consultant

Beratungstermin mit Karsten vereinbaren


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