unwelcome new site

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_topic_old
unwelcome new site
Avatar
shobha
Member
Forum Posts: 55
Member Since:
February 7, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
July 14, 2013 - 4:41 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

hello
I have a perplexing problem. Since last week whenever any of my browsers are open- Firefox and Chrome, a new webpage opens without warning
http://www.2fun.in/gag/2691

I have never visited the site and I dont know how to stop this. It happens even while I am doing something else . It only needs the browsers on . there does not seem any time pattern too, though it does pop up quite frequently.
If I close the window it pops up again in a while.

I have windows 7 home edition and use Microsoft Security Essentials.

What to do do and how to stop such happenings further. Thanks in advance.

Avatar
Jim Hillier
Admin
Forum Posts: 2492
Member Since:
August 9, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
July 14, 2013 - 5:58 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

Hey Shobha - Have you run full scans on the machine with something like Malwarebytes Free or SUPERAntiSpyware Free?

I would recommend SUPERAntiSpyware, can be downloaded here: http://superantispyware.com/, click on the red "Free Edition Download" button. Under "Scan Type" make sure to select "Complete Scan".

Let us know how you get on,
Cheers... Jim

Avatar
shobha
Member
Forum Posts: 55
Member Since:
February 7, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
July 19, 2013 - 6:33 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

hi Jim
thanks for the advise, did it but no go. have uninstalled both browsers and reinstalled them but to no avail.
What next?

Avatar
David Hartsock
Admin
Forum Posts: 1105
Member Since:
August 7, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
July 20, 2013 - 8:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Shobha,

You're definitely infected. Did you scan with SAS? Have you tried Emsisoft Emergency Kit? You can download it at http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/.

Forum Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis

Most Users Ever Online: 188

Currently Online:
24 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 1273

Moderators: 3

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 19

Topics: 1538

Posts: 11824

Administrators: Jim Hillier, Richard Pedersen, David Hartsock, Marc Thomas

Moderators: Judy Novotny, Jason Shuffield, Mail Poet