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Discussion in 'Help & Feedback' started by Jeah_, 16th Oct, 2015.

  1. Jeah_

    Jeah_ Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone else having their browser hijacked to a site something like www.asnews.sg when they sign and first click on a PC change or is it just a local issue to me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Sounds like malware
     
  3. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Looking good to me. Run your spy/malware and that should get rid of it.
     
  4. Jeah_

    Jeah_ Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks. Will see what I can find.
     
  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Also check your browser for plugins you didn't install.
     
  6. CosmicTrevor

    CosmicTrevor Well-Known Member

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    If you've got the one that won't let you close the page or the browser but instead puts some advertising up. Do not click any of the buttons. Easiest fix is, while the "bad" web page is visible, un plug the network cable or turn off wifi, then use task manager to close Edge or IE. Then restart Edge/IE and it will fail to load any web site. Close Edge/IE and then re-enable your network. Restart Edge/IE and the problem should be resolved.
     
  7. CU@THETOP

    CU@THETOP Well-Known Member

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    I was pagejacked as well. My virus scan (ESET) didn't turn up anything. Just sayin'.
     
  8. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    A lot of this sort of thing isn't quite a traditional 'virus'. In addition to my regular anti-virus software, I also run Malwarebytes.

    www.malwarebytes.org

    It tends to pick up things that the regular anti-virus software doesn't.

    I'm generally against capital punishment, but I'd happily flick the switch on people that write this sort of software. It's annoying when it's your home computer, but in a small business it's very easy to loose days or weeks to something like this just because you visited the wrong website.
     
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  9. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    What Peter said.

    Stuff that happens in your browser is generally at a different level to what traditional antivirus stuff picks up. AV software looks at file-system level stuff and possibly a bit of network related stuff (eg inbound emails). Doesn't typically look at what's happening in your browser.
     
  10. Perthguy

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    I was just in Adelaide using another computer. The same thing happened to me a couple of times in 2 weeks. It wasn't regular, so I don't suspect malware. Could be a problem with AdSense?

    https://techstuffer.com/is-adsense-ads-hijacking-back/

    @Simon Hampel Because I wasn't used to the computer and the trackpad was overly sensitive, I can't confirm if I clicked on an ad accidentally, which took me to asnews or if the site randomly redirected there.
     
  11. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Thanks for the info @Perthguy - there does seem to be some reports around about adsense hijacking (Flash based adverts including code to redirect the entire page - which they aren't supposed to do) relating to that website.

    Just in case, I've blocked a few Ad Networks associated with that domain and explicitly blocked adverts from that domain as well.

    It may take a day or so for the blocks to start being enforced ... but please do let me know if it happens again.
     
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