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Some kind of malware redirecting me to a website.

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    Some kind of malware redirecting me to a website.


    I've done a full Malwarebytes scan and it is fully updated. This is the site I get redirected to:

    ** REMOVED ** May be dangerous to click!

    I'm using Chrome. I am seeing a dos window open, I only see it for a second but it seems to say something like "dinoraptorz"
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Nov 2013 at 19:36. Reason: removed links

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    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate,

    understand you are being redirected to a bad site... no need to post it here, in case someone accidentally clicks on it.

    Try going to chrome's settings (and also change IE's options as well!) and change your homepage to something else. Additionally, find an antivirus scanner if you don't have one yet, and use that in addition to malwarebytes. Use full scans, not the quick scans. These will take quite a bit longer. Let me know how it goes.
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    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Also look in your uninstall software in control panel, my wife had the same problem and Malwarebytes or any AV did not find a piece of software in which got install that kept changing the browsers home page. Best of luck to you.
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    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    ^ examples are toolbars, such as Babylon, or even trusted ones like google. Recommend anything toolbar-related be uninstalled. Security program add-ons aren't so bad, if you are the one to install the add-on* as part of your website security in browsers, and, once again, it isn't a toolbar

    *Avast! comes to mind when I describe a security program-related add-on.
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    Sorry, it is not changing my homepage. I'll just be browsing the web and a DOS window will pop up for a second and that website opens on my browser.

    I just finished a full scan on Windows Defender. 3983231 items scanned, 0 threats.
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    Tried all these suggestions now, still get taken to the site every time I boot up the PC.
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    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Is there a way to reset chrome like there is in IE? If so, try it. Additionally, does IE have this problem?

    And you've changed the homepage in chrome to something you want?
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    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Does the DOS window still pop up ?

    Recommend a scan with Kaspersky free online scanner. Kaspersky Security Scan | Free Virus Scanner | Kaspersky Lab US


    Uninstall and reinstall Chrome. You can choose to save your settings, not sure I would. Also, check instructions to insure you are setting your home page correctly.
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    You can reset chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en

    I'd definitely scan for a rootkit and look through your startup programs. Sounds like something is starting which shouldn't be from your description.
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