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Web browser redirect; fake Flash Player install?


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#1 MattNerd

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

So, my mother, as routine, went on her computer and pulled up AOL to get to her mail.

 

Strangely enough, she got a "This Page says" message from Chrome, telling her that the Flash Player was out of date and needed to be re-installed.

 

It redirected her to this very suspicious link:

 

exclusiverewards.awardswriter.eu/?sov=205964502&hid=htlpxhljtphlrpr=cAostyle&id=XNSX.aol.com

 

She downloaded it more than once..

 

I immediately grabbed the mouse from her and deleted them. She kept trying to get to AOL, but it kept popping up.

 

 

Is this safe? She's worried now.  :(

 

Moderator Edit: Moved from General Security to a More Appropriate forum

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Edited by rotor123, 23 March 2014 - 09:40 AM.


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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

it seems like standard advertising junk....

 

this page could serve up malware, but in itself is not a malicious link.

 

Anything downloaded and installed from this site... it could change from day to day..

 

Probably ok today.






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