Problem: The URLs including development/local ones are forwarded to Yahoo Search page by a Conduit plugin via their search.conduit portal (as seen from status bar message)
Reason: Spyware by Conduit (Anything that changes the settings of your computer without explicitly asking you, and sends out information from your computer without letting you know – is a spyware/malware indeed)
Fix: Available here : “http://www.techsupportall.com/how-to-remove-conduit-search/” (Download and run Adware-Removal-Tool-v3.8.exe from there. Verified working.)
Kj [/.] Sreekumar programs computers as a hobby and profession. Into programming from his school days, Sree uses Codemarvels to key in facts and fixes he finds interesting while working on different projects. Some of the articles here give away a few shades of his philosophical leanings too.