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#1 jimani38

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:33 PM

As I was trying to log in to my gmail account, I accidentally typed in 'ygmail.com' instead of 'gmail.com. When I clicked 'enter' I saw a screen saying 'Google redirect' and was taken to a site called 'https://f**k.it'. I immediately closed the tab, cleared cookies and performed a full system scan with avast anti-virus and Malwarebytes with no infection showing up. Is there any chance I might have been infected with a virus or a trojan?I looked up both sites online but nothing came up. I am running OS X 10.10.5 and using Safari 10.1.1. I'd be grateful for any help.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

VirusTotal says ygmail.com is a clean site, so something else may have caused it...

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/2057a24aab8cc2376dbbe463ecfaf8206a0828ff28a4279b5e89f6212e2764c2/analysis/1497561447/

 

You might download and run Malwarebytes free for Mac...

 

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/


Edited by jwoods301, 15 June 2017 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:10 AM

Hi Jwoods301, many thanks for your reply. I've replicated the redirect on my linux machine (Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 53.0.3 64-bit) and I get the same result: ygmail redirects to 'f**k.it'. I haven't been able to find a single mention of the latter site on the net. Could it be malicious? If ygmail is clean, is there anything I can do to find what's causing the redirect? I've run Malwarebytes for Mac with no infection showing up.


Edited by jimani38, 16 June 2017 - 04:11 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

I use Firefox 54 on Windows.

 

When going to ygmail.com (I simply scanned the URL yesterday on VirusTotal), the site does attempt to re-direct, but my ad blocker stops it.

 

Which is interesting, since VirusTotal found nothing wrong.

 

It's possible ygmail has been hacked.

 

So nothing to worry about on your end.

 

 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:56 AM

Hi again, jwoods301, thanks, I do appreciate the time you've spent helping me with this issue. Just one more question if I may. Given that I (stupidly!) did not have ad blocker to prevent me from being re-directed to the other site, is there any chance it might have downloaded malicious code on my machine while I was there?



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:03 AM

If Malwarebytes didn't find anything, I would say it's not likely.

 

However, you might download another malware checker to confirm.

 

Since I'm not familiar with Mac offerings, you might do some research on a couple of Mac forums.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:05 PM

Malwarebytes didn't find anything, which is reassuring. I'll do a search for other Mac malware checkers and see whether they come up with anything. In the meantime, many thanks for your help!






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