Last updated on November 22nd, 2015
Free Windows Defragmenter Search
Take this for a scam and a half way of fixing the Google search results!
Today I was looking for an old defrag program, but couldn’t remember the name – so I went to Google. That’s the screenshot on the right.
The second result looked promising. After all, the text says,
Anyone know what is currently the best defragmenter for Windows 7 x64 64 bit, and why? Does it have any problems?
News 9 Today (news9today.org)
Unfortunately, tehparadox.com is not all it seems. The page actually referenced is http://tehparadox.com/forum/f85/best-defragmenter-windows-7-x64-452359/, which looks kosher enough, but it has nothing at all to do with disc defragmenters, and everything to do with get rich quick schemes!! (That is a screenshot on the left).
It’s like all the other fake news sites that we’ve seen recently, except in this case, the whole meta data of the website is built to deceive the search engines!
For instance, the title stays in the browser tabs, saying,
“Best defragmenter for Windows 7 x64 64 bit?”
The whole html source code is here. You’ll see that the meta data bit reads:
name=”keywords” content=”Best,defragmenter,Windows,7,x64,64,bit, Best defragmenter for Windows 7 x64 64 bit?, downloads,free,resources,online,sharing,community,movies,games,720p,1080p,anime,applications,music,tv shows,e-books,comic books,discussions,warez,dvdr,rapidshare,megaupload,netload,hotfile,fileserve,filesonic”
name=”description” content=”Anyone know what is currently the best defragmenter for Windows 7 x64 64 bit, and why? Does it have any problems? Or should I just use the default one that comes with Windows 7? Thanks.”
Where Does it Point?
The links all go to
which then redirects to
Well, they’re hidden of course. You should know what I think of businesses that choose to be anonymous, but to repeat, I think they’re shite. See ‘http://whois.domaintools.com/home-online-jobs.org for their “details”.
Noticeably, they have very peculiar name servers:
This bunch of jokers are also hidden, see ‘http://whois.domaintools.com/myhomewealthsystem.com but they Do have an actual web page promoting much the same stuff. This has been seriously debunked by Paul at WorkAtHomeTruth here back in March 2010. He has more red flags than the semaphore kid going on it.
The Biggest Killer Laugh of All
MyHomeWealthSystem at least has a web page.
Now go back to the top and examine News9Today. Down at the bottom of their small print, they say:
Copyright 2010 © News9Today.org All Rights Reserved.
Hmm? A website URL. I wonder what it looks like?
Well actually, if you can recall the CNN logos at the top of the page, like so (directly from their server):
After getting the link to the header image above which is sourced from https://www.news9today.org/home-job-news/index_files/features16.jpg, I back-spaced to go back to the News9 Today page – and ended up on the tehparadox page here: http://tehparadox.com/forum/f85/best-defragmenter-windows-7-x64-452359/
You see in the screenshot that the top advert is a “Google Is Hiring” scam advert? Where does it go?
A. Well https://www.news9today.org/home-online-job-positions/?tid=hojab6 of course!
Somehow the browser has been redirected from the Google search page to the header advert from the tehparadox website. This could be SQL injection or a bug in their server or my browser setup.
Whatever, this really stinks, and it’s a new thing to be wary about.