is the sort of websites I've run into each time. In the event I wasn't clear. I didn't think of just getting a youtube video to show what I meant. xD
The little box he shows at the start (with "This page at http://.. " in the title) and Ok/Cancel is the one I was talking about clicking the little [X] for (in the video, the guy says he's going to click Ok, but then clicks cancel to see what happens) Then I close Firefox. I never see it finish (and popup that "Infections found!" message and NEVER download nor execute anything. I'm not totally dumb! Just very paranoid. ;p
I'm sure you all were able to figure it out anyway, but - just to be sure. ;]@garmanma
Thanks for the topic move. I guess of the two places I saw, I picked the wrong one. That's a 50/50 for you!
At present, I scan with the following: AVG 8.5, Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Windows Defender (after I update, I always go offline to do these scans) and when I get back online after they're finished - I give Kaspersky's online scanner a go.
Thus far, everything has come up clean. :] Just about to give Kaspersky a check.@Bambo:
I never execute anything. I just click the [x] to close the initial box-thing, then immediately exit Firefox. I was thinking maybe using CTRL+ALT+DEL to kill the Firefox.exe process may be better... but it'd also take longer, since Vista pops up a bunch of options when I hit that button combination, and I have to select task manager from that list (no idea how to make it default to task manager)
So far, this year.. I'd say its' happened less than 10 times. The three most recent times were near the end of July, the start of August, and just last night. I'm -fairly- certan there is nothing malicious in my computer, as after the first two I posted in the Am I Infected? forum, which sent me to the Hijack This! logs forum - only for the helper there to tell me I was clean, and there was no infection (I also located some information on the matter myself, see the links below.)
However, this is pretty much the only time where they happened so closely together. The first two are from this website I frequent (as to many others - www.gaiaonline.com) and were the result of an adserver putting in bad ads which redirected to these kinds of websites. They quickly resolved the issue, but not before causing me to worry (and sent me to the Am I infeccted? forum! xD). You can see two topics from that website here
The third (one last night) happened when I went to www.forums.diii.net. I was linked to it by some posters on the gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com) message boards, when inquiring about character ideas. After looking at a few topics, I opened up a few more in tabs and that is when I was hit with the redirect. I suspect it is much the same as Gaia - an adserver (since the site did have ads) forcing a redirect.
I'm often paranoid of websites, as I do certain interactions involving money with this Laptop (also the reason I wanted to check for infections, as I mentioned earlier ;]). I try to stay away from anything that even looks suspicious, but this forum had a number of posters and active topics, and it was being linked in a several posts on gamefaqs by a number of different people.. so I figured it was okay. And after checking a few topics, I didn't see anything to cause alarm. ;/ Until the popup.
I'm not sure about WOT.. I think I may just go for the NoScript Add-on. Honestly, I'm not sure why I haven't redownloaded this yet... maybe because on my old PC (died Jan 09) it was a bit of a bother. But after these, I think I'm going to go grab it since my old PC was never redirected to these sites, so I suspect it will be all I need to prevent further encounters. I think I reasoned I found it more of a bothersome then helpful, but naturally.. I never noticed it was doing anything else, because it was doing its' job and blocking the bad stuff.
Edited by Katrex, 07 September 2009 - 09:06 AM.