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HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?

 
Anonymous Coward
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02/07/2009 01:13 PM
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HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
The problem is that many, and I mean millions, are occasionally being redirected away from the site they are on to another offsite webpage. The redirect is usually to either a yellow pages type search results page, or another type of unwanted search results page. but i have also heard of redirects to porn search pages as well. The problem is so huge, I'm surprised that there isn't more information about it on the internet.

Is there some flaw that is so easily exploited as to literally take millions of users to other pages that is not being reported?

I would have to say there is. And even with the newest and best anti-virus and anti-flowers, the problem persists.

Anyone out there know the exact problem and the solution?
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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02/07/2009 01:15 PM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
Now that is weird, I know I typed in anti-spiware and it posted anti-flowers. Hmmmm.
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02/07/2009 01:17 PM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
i have that problem when i accidentally click on embedded links in stories at "news" sites
Anonymous Coward
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02/07/2009 01:18 PM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
you machine has been hijacked, wipe clean and reinstall the operating system.
Anonymous Coward
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02/07/2009 01:18 PM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
the only way you can deal with this virus
buy a new harddrive
put it in your computer
make the new harddrive the only drive accessible to the internet
only surf from the new harddrive
don't let your "old drive" connect to the internet, ever!
ac
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02/07/2009 01:37 PM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
get winpatrol and check the startup programs with it. also the home page should be checked, winpatrol works better than anything else.
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02/07/2009 01:38 PM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
firefox with a kickass ad blocker
Pathaka

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04/14/2014 03:45 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
The site is working fine. It's your comp.

Install and run these. If you can't install/update/run them, your computer is owned.

Trials on these are all free:

[link to www.malwarebytes.org]

[link to www.superantispyware.com]

[link to www.kaspersky.com]
(click on Kaspersky Virtus Removal Tool download)


It's most likely in the browser, but could be in operating system level.

You can try another browser as well:

[link to www.opera.com]
Pathaka
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04/14/2014 08:30 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
No solution

But someone is making a lot of money because of this
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04/14/2014 08:31 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
No solution

But someone is making a lot of money because of this
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04/14/2014 08:36 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
The problem is that many, and I mean millions, are occasionally being redirected away from the site they are on to another offsite webpage. The redirect is usually to either a yellow pages type search results page, or another type of unwanted search results page. but i have also heard of redirects to porn search pages as well. The problem is so huge, I'm surprised that there isn't more information about it on the internet.

Is there some flaw that is so easily exploited as to literally take millions of users to other pages that is not being reported?

I would have to say there is. And even with the newest and best anti-virus and anti-flowers, the problem persists.

Anyone out there know the exact problem and the solution?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 609773


I could tell you but then I would get banned.
Face Palmer

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04/14/2014 08:39 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
Usually happens if you download something, then click "Next", "Next", "Next" on the installer without reading what it says.
Some of these installers hijack your browser so your searches get redirected elsewhere.

Also some sites offer special downloaders to access their stuff. Evade such sites like the plague.
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04/14/2014 08:42 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
find your HOSTS file and reset it
[link to support.microsoft.com]
all should be fine
and run a spyware scan then
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04/14/2014 08:56 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
Lobby lawmakers to make a international law to imprison the makers of such spyware.
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04/14/2014 09:24 AM
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Re: HUGE PROBLEM - Being Redirected Away From Sites - Anyone Have The Solution?
You have "pipeline" malware on your machine.
go into tools on your browser and make sure you change your default to whatever your normal search engine is.
download a good anti malware program, research how to remove pipeline and its fixed.
read the fi.e print when you download something and always un check the would you like these too boxes.





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