Windows 7 Home w/ Malwarebytes, Avast, and Comodo Firewall.
My internet explorer is getting redirected while sitting idle or while visiting a website, so says the "Internet Advisor" tool from Comodo. I ran a few scans with Avast, Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, Emisoft EK, Super Anti Spyware and everything comes out clean. I am not sure if this tool is being phoney, or there is something sinister- the tool has never provided any alerts in the past.
Timeline of the problem:
Internet Explorer wouldn't open, so I ran CC cleaner and it froze when working on IE. I tried restarting the PC, but the browser didn't start working until two days passed. After it started working, the warnings about the browser being redirected started at random intervals. Redirects where to random pages started such as "mojo-farm.com" and "www.vo.msecnd..."
I ran the scans but had no alerts. The only things I noticed that were different were:
- Malwarebytes blocked more incoming connections than usual the past week (I normally don't see more than one a month). My PC suddenly became a target for port scans?
Here is one sample: 184.108.40.206 (orginates from Russia)
-Firefox, IE, and another IceDragon Browsers wouldn't open only Chrome worked. Then after a restart they all
- I saw two unusual , inbound UDP connections on svchost.exe from different IP addresses. One of them was from Korea using port 1900, but I didn't look at the data in/out rates - I didn't catch any info about the other. I terminated the South Korea connection just in case, and saw no issues.
TL; DR: Internet Adviser claims to block redirects. Computer scans come out clean. Only other oddities are the two random IP's successfully establishing Inbound connections with SVChost.
Edited by Carpentry, 09 June 2017 - 07:46 PM.