Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Browser re-direct virus?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 kurtgillis12

kurtgillis12

  • Members
  • 116 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:13 AM

Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:30 AM

My browser (chrome) redirected to a sketchy obviously fake version of the site I was on. (hfboards.com) The URL didn't change that I noticed, and I can't see the URL of the site in my history.

 

I have done malwarebytes scan and a TDSSKiller scan, and neither turned up anything. I always thought that most obvious redirects means that you have some virus or something wrong with your computer, so I want to be safe.

 

Is it possible that its a problem on the sites end and not mine?

 

Windows 10


Edited by kurtgillis12, 26 April 2017 - 12:31 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 buddy215

buddy215

  • Moderator
  • 13,103 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:09:13 PM

Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM

If hfboards.com was down at the time you tried to connect....it is possible that your DNS provider redirected you to another site. If you are now

able to go to HFBoards - NHL Message Board and Forum for National Hockey League then that could of been what happened.

 

If you are not experiencing any problem with popups or other malicious problems such as very slow computer then it is likely it was a one time

thing....until the site is down again. I experienced a similar problem until I changed my DNS provider to OpenDNS years ago.

 

EDIT: the above is assuming you are using a bookmark to access the site. If you were typing in the address then an error in your typing could

cause you seeing a different site than what you expected.


Edited by buddy215, 26 April 2017 - 09:57 AM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 kurtgillis12

kurtgillis12
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 116 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:13 AM

Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

If hfboards.com was down at the time you tried to connect....it is possible that your DNS provider redirected you to another site. If you are now

able to go to HFBoards - NHL Message Board and Forum for National Hockey League then that could of been what happened.

 

If you are not experiencing any problem with popups or other malicious problems such as very slow computer then it is likely it was a one time

thing....until the site is down again. I experienced a similar problem until I changed my DNS provider to OpenDNS years ago.

 

EDIT: the above is assuming you are using a bookmark to access the site. If you were typing in the address then an error in your typing could

cause you seeing a different site than what you expected.

 

I was on the regular site for a few minutes, and on  I was on a page for around 5-6 seconds before it randomly redirected to a sketchy version of the fake site. So I don't know if the site was actually ever down, as I quickly backed out of it, and continued on the normal one for a bit.  

 

Is it possible that their site was hacked or something, to redirect its users to that fake looking site?



#4 buddy215

buddy215

  • Moderator
  • 13,103 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:09:13 PM

Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:46 PM

When it comes to the world of computing....anything is possible.

 

If the problem isn't showing up again on that site or other sites....I don't see any reason to look further for the cause.

 

If you want to go further....use the programs below to clean, remove adware and remove malware. If you haven't used the

programs in the past year then it would be a good idea to use them.

 

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 to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-1878.1878-3.0.6.1469.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
  • The Scan log is available throughout History ->Application logs. Please post it contents in your next reply.

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

Edited by buddy215, 26 April 2017 - 12:46 PM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users