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Goggle was a typosquatting site that appears when a user mistypes the URL google.com.

The website was active from 2004 to 2008. Once it was accessed, the domain would instantly download several viruses and other malware along with various pop-ups, some being pornographic. In addition to the malware it dropped to the victim's computer, it dropped the rogue antivirus SpySheriff, and all the malware together had the potential to damage the computer afterwards.

History

2009

It became a survey in which a user could take in order to win popular gadgets, such as an iPhone or an iPad. Although this may have been a scam, the survey was taken down in either 2012 or 2013.

2016

The survey was brought back, but instead of the free iPhone scam at the end, it redirects the user to a "free movie" phishing website based in Cyprus. However, if the visitor removes everything after "registration" in the URL for that site, it turns out to actually be a game host. It cannot infect an iOS device, however.

In late 2016, the site was turned into a shopping site, although all of its entries would just redirect to Amazon entries.

2017

Google bought the domain and thus, now redirects to Google, but the domain later appeared to be dead since there was nothing on its HTML data other than the word "goggle" anymore.

2018

It now redirects to tango-deg.com, which is either a shut-down web page, a fake Adobe Flash Update, or a survey scam that depends on the region the user lives in.

Media

Want to kill your PC? Go to goggle.com

Want to kill your PC? Go to goggle.com.

This video, uploaded in 2008, shows what used to happen when you access goggle.com