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Is it me or the site?

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#1 Rhylan


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:36 PM

Hi Guys
I wanted to visit the website of the lyricist Don black today and something really weird happened. Typed in Don Black at google and clicked the first link (www.donblack.co.uk) and it asked if I wanted to donwload a file. Said NO and then every link on the google page was pointing to somewhere else when I hovered over them and noticed that the google address had changed. So I CCleaned my cache and tried again and all was okay. But funny thing is I tried it on another of my comps and the same thing happened! So is it their site thats screwed up or have I got a problem. By the way the file it wanted me to download was from "existence4.reddingtaxcm.com" but cant find any info on it.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:40 PM

You can always check suspicious sites using:-- I recommend using several different vendors when performing queries to confirm the results.

If the site is clean and you're not having further issues, then it's possible you may have accidentally encountered an innocuous-looking banner ad containing code which can triggered a pop-up ads or malicious Flash ad. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users.

In any case, I also recommend you perform a full system scan with your anti-virus and anti-malware programs just to be sure. Using CCleaner is not enough.
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