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Accidentally typed url "craiSglist.org"

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#1 Windows777


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:08 PM

Hi I accidentally typed in the URL "craiSglist.org" i think instead of craigslist.org to the normal site and it took me to some page like tpp.craisglist.org (VIRUS?) and froze my chrome browser with a huge popup that says something like CALL 1800XXXXXXX your computer is infected or something a long those lines. 


Now is my pc infected by this? If this is malicious site that can ruin someones life people should know about it.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 14 March 2016 - 05:17 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to 'Am I infected?'.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:21 PM

 That's easy to do I know, but I hope you don't expect anybody else to go there to find out.   :dance: I'd do a full scan with my antivirus program, then download MalwareBytes, get it up to date, and do a scan with that.  If you see something to make you think you're infected after that, make a new post in the Am I Infected forum.


 Good luck.


Mod Edit:  No need to make a new post...topic was moved to AII - Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 15 March 2016 - 11:56 AM.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:54 AM

could someone help me out?



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 01:59 PM

I get calls about this all of the time and have never found any infections on any of them, it's just a scam trying to get you to call the number.(Actually happened to me once!) If you can't close Chrome due to the popup just reboot, Windows will take care of it. After rebooting does Chrome function normally? If so you are good to go. You can run a scan if you want it won't hurt.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:07 PM

If the site hosted the ad....that's one thing. If the ad was hosted by adware that is another thing. I suggest you run the

programs below to clean up the temporary files and check for both malware and adware.


Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.



Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message

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