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Louieloy102
post Dec 4 2009, 08:35 PM
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When I load a page 80% of the time I got redirected to this page h t t p://recentshopping.cn/go.php?id=2005-03...6bfde57&d=1
Anyone else and Jesse, any input?
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post Dec 4 2009, 08:51 PM
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While I'm on the forums, I keep getting redirected to this specific malicious webpage for rogue antivirus. Either AT&T or Microsoft (more likely AT&T) picked it up the first time and warned me about it, the second time, I didn't get warned (but thankfully ending IE doesn't start it).
Anyone else have this problem?
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post Dec 4 2009, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE(GeorgiaGirl @ Dec 4 2009, 07:51 PM) *
While I'm on the forums, I keep getting redirected to this specific malicious webpage for rogue antivirus. Either AT&T or Microsoft (more likely AT&T) picked it up the first time and warned me about it, the second time, I didn't get warned (but thankfully ending IE doesn't start it).
Anyone else have this problem?


Same here it says i need to do a Virus scan so i just restarted my computer instead of clicking on it because once you click on it your doomed


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post Dec 4 2009, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE(CentralIllinois @ Dec 4 2009, 08:57 PM) *
Same here it says i need to do a Virus scan so i just restarted my computer instead of clicking on it because once you click on it your doomed


This problem has been acknowledged...in the meantime, follow CentralIllinois' advice...DO NOT click on anything, also close it with CTRL+ALT+DELETE, shut down your computer, and unplug your modem if possible.


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post Dec 4 2009, 09:03 PM
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QUOTE(CentralIllinois @ Dec 4 2009, 08:57 PM) *
Same here it says i need to do a Virus scan so i just restarted my computer instead of clicking on it because once you click on it your doomed


I ended and restarted Internet Explorer. I thought that the security warning pop up wouldn't go away with it but it did.
This is a bit of a problem.... that the people there need to fix.

AT&T blocked the redirection once, but why didn't they do it twice?
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post Dec 4 2009, 09:07 PM
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Posting in this forum or even contacting its administrators does not guarantee that the issue will get passed along to our techs in a timely manner.

First realize that this is probably not caused by AccuWeather.com. Because you visit AccuWeather.com every day, if you get a virus you may see it while your web browser is open visiting us. Other sites can load the software and make it appear to come from AccuWeather.com and often do because we are a large site. Nonetheless, as a precaution everyone seeing similar issues that seem to be associated with AccuWeather.com should either fill out the AccuWeather.com Contact form or email customerservice @ accuweather.com (space left in to avoid spammers). But not before running a tool such as http://www.spywareterminator.com/


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QUOTE(WeatherMatrix @ Dec 4 2009, 09:07 PM) *
Posting in this forum or even contacting its administrators does not guarantee that the issue will get passed along to our techs in a timely manner.

First realize that this is probably not caused by AccuWeather.com. Because you visit AccuWeather.com every day, if you get a virus you may see it while your web browser is open visiting us. Other sites can load the software and make it appear to come from AccuWeather.com and often do because we are a large site. Nonetheless, as a precaution everyone seeing similar issues that seem to be associated with AccuWeather.com should either fill out the AccuWeather.com Contact form or email customerservice @ accuweather.com (space left in to avoid spammers). But not before running a tool such as http://www.spywareterminator.com/


I sent my report in...I'd suggest everyone else with issues do the same.


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post Dec 4 2009, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE(thebigrombalski @ Dec 4 2009, 09:09 PM) *
Ha! I knew someone would ask that. laugh.gif I am taping it, so no spoilers! It was meant for Series R.I.P. though you never know! mellow.gif



I am watching it now...

on another note...when i first opened firefox to heads to accuweather to check out the new run of the NAM I too was redirected to that webpage everyone seems to be talking about...trying to tell me i need to install anti-virus software and to click on the link...

too bad i have McAfee, i know not to click anything...


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QUOTE(GeorgiaGirl @ Dec 4 2009, 08:51 PM) *
While I'm on the forums, I keep getting redirected to this specific malicious webpage for rogue antivirus. Either AT&T or Microsoft (more likely AT&T) picked it up the first time and warned me about it, the second time, I didn't get warned (but thankfully ending IE doesn't start it).
Anyone else have this problem?


That happened to me nearly 2 months ago. mad.gif


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How many use Firefox as their browser? I ask because my fiance had a rogue antivirus start scanning on her laptop and she does not come onto the forums....so it is not the forums making this rogue software pop up.


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post Dec 5 2009, 12:08 AM
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How many use Firefox as their browser? I ask because my fiance had a rogue antivirus start scanning on her laptop and she does not come onto the forums....so it is not the forums making this rogue software pop up.

I do, and I know exactly what you're talking about. Haven't seen it on here though.


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post Dec 5 2009, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE(gloryboy1417 @ Dec 4 2009, 10:06 PM) *
How many use Firefox as their browser? I ask because my fiance had a rogue antivirus start scanning on her laptop and she does not come onto the forums....so it is not the forums making this rogue software pop up.


I got redirected FROM the forums, to a rogue antivirus webpage.
In general, the free version of accuweather has many pop ups.
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post Dec 5 2009, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE(GeorgiaGirl @ Dec 5 2009, 08:33 AM) *
I got redirected FROM the forums, to a rogue antivirus webpage.
In general, the free version of accuweather has many pop ups.


It should only have one popup every day or two - as long as you are not blocking or deleting cookies, which track whether or not you have seen the ad. Sounds like you have adware on your system generating popups.


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It got fixed for me, thanks.
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A few suggestions in the meantime...

Make sure that your AV is updated and perform either a root scan or through scan in safe mode. I use avast! and when KMIZ got hacked, I was immediately warned about malware by avast. Something else I utilize is 'NoScript' Firefox add on. This combination has cut down on a ton of "attacks".

I would also suggest you download the Hijack This program from Trend Micro. It lets you know where in the registry you can see something taking control of your computer.


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QUOTE(WeatherMatrix @ Dec 5 2009, 09:31 AM) *
It should only have one popup every day or two - as long as you are not blocking or deleting cookies, which track whether or not you have seen the ad. Sounds like you have adware on your system generating popups.


One on the forums once in a while, but on the actual website Internet Explorer blocks 2-4 pop ups a day when I'm on there and to protect your security, blocks something else, I don't know what the something else is that IE is blocking (I have the latest version).

I don't have antivirus and pretty much am 90% sure there isn't any viruses on my computer without checking.

Also, I think the fact that I have AT&T and Internet Explorer 8 helps a bit. AT&T gives me possible fraud warnings on a couple webpages I'm going to sometimes. I think IE 8 has a thing where you can send to microsoft about malware webpages to warn others which is how I got warned the first time when the website attempted to redirect me.

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Never happened to me, i have the best security there is. Haha! Though clean your computer out, delete unwanted stuff.
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post Dec 6 2009, 11:43 PM
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Guys, just use FireFox and AdBlock (extension) and none of this will ever bother you. smile.gif
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QUOTE(Tassadar @ Dec 6 2009, 11:43 PM) *
Guys, just use FireFox and AdBlock (extension) and none of this will ever bother you. smile.gif


I also personally (not officially) recommend SpyWareTerminator for cleaning and blocking. We use it here.


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