MSN being hijacked.
|Nathan Sharpe||22/09/2019 18:13:10|
|149 forum posts|
I wonder if the collective could help me? This morning when I switched on the PC and started to read the news articles on MSN nearly every article was shut down by Malwarebytes. The usual reason was "malvertising" and in other cases a general warning about the sites security. I then ran a scan with Malwarebytes which did not find any problems hiding in the system. The same shutdown of sites continued so I switched off and went to do something else ( siphoning the fuel from my son's dead car) then switched the PC on about an hour ago. Now instead of Malwarebytes shutting the same sites, that site offers me a quick quiz to win a phone or tablet and all purporting to come from Microsoft. It's web address is impossible to copy as it just seems to lengthen as I try to. Something has got through Malwarebytes and Windows Defender and I probably activated it just by shutting down and restarting later. How do I get rid of it ?
I'm running W10 pro 64 bit and I like it!
1637 forum posts
Restore from a recent backup?
|5791 forum posts|
Sounds like a browser redirect virus, see this advice. (Others available.)
To do the clean-up:
If this is too intimidating, most PC shops will do it for you, for example Curry's charge £45.
To stop it happening in future, try being more aggressive with Ad's by installing Privacy Badger, AdBlock+ and/or uBlock. These browser plug-ins block suspect websites and restrict what can be downloaded. Note they address a species of security & privacy threats that Windows Defender and other anti-virus packages may not.
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