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    MSN Search 403 Error (Malware)
    We are seeing an increased volume of traffic by some malware software. In order to protect our customers from damage from that malware, we are blocking your query. A few legitimate queries may get flagged, and for that we apologize. Please be assured that we are hard at work on this problem and hope to get it resolved even better as soon as possible.
    If you are using phpBB, please check out the phpBB downloads site and make sure you are not vulnerable.
    - MSN Search Team
    I did a normal search on Firefox search shortcut, and I got this. ????

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Some of the BHO's kicked out of the networks no seek ways to to automate search hijacking results.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    What happened was there was a big security hole found in phpBB and hackers used SE's to find all the phpBB servers out there so they could attack them.

    So the SE's, when confronted with a search term that looks like someone trying to find a security hole, they block it.

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