Malware?

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  1. skibaboo

    skibaboo Well-Known Member

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    Ok 2nd attempt at posting! I'm on my phone and suck.

    I just tried to check the forum on my PC and 2 times I tried I was redirected to download 'Flash' which I already have and is up to date. The file downloaded both times even though I hit cancel. Thankfully Chrome alerted it was harmful and discarded it but I was redirected to another site when I did hit cancel, my anti virus blocked the site and warned it contained malware.

    Is this me or is anyone else getting it? I've had it happen before here but not for a while. Sorry to Dave the tech guy for any bother this may cause you!

    TIA for your help
     
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  3. takeitfromme412

    takeitfromme412 New Member

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    I had it happen before, I think last year but not recently or today
     
  4. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    **Major problem with this happening. I can no longer browse this site easily, as I keep getting bounced to some sxsxsx.com something link (which looks very suspicious!) pretty continuously.

    Trying to be patient, but due to one thing or another messing up my ability to browse & post, I've been unable to participate fully here for some time.
     
  5. skibaboo

    skibaboo Well-Known Member

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    It just happened again when I was trying to check on this thread

    Same Ausgirl, it jumps to sxsxsx.net and downloads a setup file. Then when I hit cancel it redirects to a site called zecriessy.info

    Frustrating!
     
  6. Peliman

    Peliman New Member

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    First things first, try downloading and installing a copy of malwarebytes. One version is free, another is free premium for 14 days. Download and install the non-premium version first. Once installed, scan your computer and remove anything it finds. Depending on the malware this maybe only be the beginning. You may need to update the database on malwarebytes.

    https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
     
  7. skibaboo

    skibaboo Well-Known Member

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    I've used malwarebytes for years but thanks for the reminder Peliman. I'll run a scan and make sure my system is clean.
     
  8. Unique

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    I also keep getting bounced to sxsxsx.com and the site tries to download a file but my security stops it.

    It is happening in every forum or thread I attempt to read, the only way to stop it, is if I stop the page from loading in completely, which is not ideal!

    It is only happening on websleuths, it is not from my end.
     
  9. drsleuth

    drsleuth Well-Known Member

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    I'm having the same problems :-(
     
  10. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Also having the same problem, pretty sure it's not legit. Odd how we're all getting it the same day!
    Pain in the bum!
     
  11. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    Yep, same, this only happens here at this site.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Bumping it.
     
  13. Makara

    Makara Former Member

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    I'm having the same problem. Whatever you do, DON'T download anything from that site. It is nasty.
     
  14. Unique

    Unique Member

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    Bumping
     
  15. Peliman

    Peliman New Member

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    Thanks skibaboo, not sure if your scan detected or removed anything. I can't tell without feedback if it's been effective. I know others are saying it's from here and it sounds like an ad redirect.

    I'm personally not having any trouble with chrome and ******* plus installed as an **********. If malwarebytes isn't working or won't load there are other programs to clean malware or registry directs and boot hooks.
     
  16. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten the same thing - the other day it happened repeatedly. It only happens here.
     
  17. skibaboo

    skibaboo Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about that! Malwarebytes found 58 issues! I'm now clean and am not having the issue here anymore. However the forum is going so slow for me the last 2 days, it's virtually impossible to use on my PC. I don't think the 2 problems are connected, I've run scans again and I'm clean.
     
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