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10/3/13
Original Poster
Wouter Schijvens

clicking a search link redirects to other google url before going to the link = slow and messes with back button

clicking a search link in google redirects me briefly to another google url before going to the link. It not only make google slow, but messes with the back button as well.
 
Below is an example of such an temporary step between google search results and actual ebay. Pressing the back button will go to that temporary link and revert back to ebay instead of going to the search results.
 
Bing does not do this which makes browsing and searching better
 
example link:
http://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fbhp%2Fgsxr-headlight&ei=_MVNUoyrLISMswbUxYC4Dw&usg=AFQjCNGqfZflP3RYvoMPkY1bz2gByYPyvg&sig2=Q45kzKXJldCB7F66tUxKgw&bvm=bv.53537100,d.Yms
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10/4/13
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Matt Storms
You have a virus on your computer is looks like. Did you try other browsers and see the same thing?
10/4/13
Original Poster
Wouter Schijvens
No I am certain I have not a virus. My laptops are well protected. I have this same issue on my work pc which is totally unrelated to my home laptops.
Also the temporary link is from Google as you can see. No phishing
10/4/13
Expert - Platinum
Matt Storms
Do me a favor, tell me are you using Chrome? If so try this test that you did in an incognito window. It might be a plugin or extension that has gone bad. 
10/4/13
Original Poster
Wouter Schijvens
No I am using IE10 or IE8.
Incognito makes no difference.
I have it on, at least, 4 different machines. None are the same for add-ons. The only loaded and enabled add-on I have now is Shockwave flash.
 
Couldn't it be google analytic stuff tracking the click for statistics?
 
Maybe is it just google.BE
10/4/13
Original Poster
Wouter Schijvens
Contacted fellow ITers and the also have this problem. It has been going on for a very long time. Some of them use alternate search engines for that reason.
So it is really not something on my device.
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Higrader Goldpanner
11/21/13
Higrader Goldpanner
Playing with this a bit more in the hope it helps someone.
 
Here are 2 urls that were inserted between the Google search results page and the clicked on page from the same search result.
 
1 - this inserted Google url, allows IE to take me back to the Google search results.
 
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEIQtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agroparistech.fr%2Fpodcast%2Fspip.php%3Fpage%3Dbackend-video%26id_rubrique%3D24&ei=bHSNUqWgE9HbqQG1sICwDA&usg=AFQjCNEPNJaiABbn6awlBb9mrhXaX9M16g
 
This one does not and takes me back to a blank page... requiring 2 back clicks to get to Google results
 
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEIQtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agroparistech.fr%2Fpodcast%2Fspip.php%3Fpage%3Dbackend-video%26id_rubrique%3D24&ei=ZnWNUry0AsGtrgGgrIC4DA&usg=AFQjCNEPNJaiABbn6awlBb9mrhXaX9M16g&bvm=bv.56988011,d.aWM
 
Both results were obtained by initiating Google.ca by using my Favorite link for Google and both have the exact same search criteria and results and the urls were copied after clicking on the identical web site.
 
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