Google Investigates AdSense Trojan Horse

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Google is looking into a Trojan horse program that replaces Google AdSense ads with fake Google ads. The program, which is likely coming from spyware installed on users' computers -- not Google -- replaces regular AdSense ads with those for gambling, adult entertainment, Viagra and other products and services.


Several cases of fake AdSense ads were found by a Web publisher in India who contacted Google, according to news reports. A Google spokesman told DM News that the company is investigating the problem.


"These ads are not from Google and are likely the result of malicious software installed on a user's computer," the spokesman said.


It is unclear how extensive the problem is, but one report said ads on Google's own pages are unaffected.


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