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Possible Infection - No Clear Signs

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#1 RachelLil


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 05:52 AM

Hi. I'm a little paranoid that my computer might be infected after coming across some sort of drive-by-download site today. It happened through a redirect after clicking what looked like a legitimate link in a blog.


Upon doing a DNS lookup on the site's address through VirusTotal, I found this:




Yikes. Not good.


My computer isn't showing any signs of infection. When I opened the page (which looked like one of those "Your comp is infected, do this to fix it!" scam prompts), I immediately closed out Firefox, rebooted my system, verified that everything seemed to function okay, and went to town with scanning tools.


MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 12.17.2016 :  shows clean.

MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit, latest version(today): clean.

Panda Antivirus full system scan: clean.

ESET Online Scanner tool: also clean. I disabled Panda before scanning.


I also did a systemwide search for modified files from the time of the 'infection' to a bit after the reboot (about an hour and a half), and I didn't notice anything that looked weird or out of place. Still, I'm paranoid.




I'm on Windows 10, Panda Antivirus, MBAM, MBAE, Comodo Firewall.


(Also: It's that expressionsrealia site in the listings -- I have no idea if you can sandbox or VM a site like that to see what the infection might be, but if you can, there you go. It's definitely malicious though).

Edited by RachelLil, 17 December 2016 - 06:10 AM.

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#2 Havachat


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:00 AM

I would say you are safe , most times these are just webpage annoyances that people think are legit and actually ring them , and then get scammed for cash to fix a PC that has no problems anyway.

They are not viruses / malware in my view , just scare tactics to get you to react.

Usually just clearing cookies / temp files / cache , will remove them from within your Browser Options  -

Or try Ccleaner FreeVersion https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

Edited by Havachat, 17 December 2016 - 07:01 AM.

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