View Full Version : Browser Redirect

26-06-2011, 11:15 PM
I just have a quick, simple question today. Just now, my browser, Firefox 3.6.17, was randomly redirected to the address "thailand.needed4.info". I haven't been able to find any info on it, and I haven't been able to get it to happen again, but I wanted to see if anyone knew anything about it. Maybe I'm just overreacting and it was just an ad in a site that caused it? Malwarebytes didn't find anything, at least.

Anyway, sorry if I'm just being paranoid, and thanks in advance for any responses.

26-06-2011, 11:20 PM
FF is up to v5 now.

Speedy Gonzales
26-06-2011, 11:21 PM
Did you do a full scan with malwarebytes? Not a quick scan

26-06-2011, 11:23 PM
I did do a quick scan. I'll do a full one now.

I'm fine with using Firefox 3 so long as it's still supported. That's okay, right?

26-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Download and run Ccleaner - if its an odd occurrence, there may be something in the temp Internet files.

Ccleaner will remove them.

26-06-2011, 11:32 PM
well, its up to 3.6.18 now anyways

Speedy Gonzales
26-06-2011, 11:38 PM
If you use java and flash, make sure both are up to date (and make sure you uninstall ALL previous versions). Earlier versions of both have vulnerabilities

27-06-2011, 12:30 AM
Okay, full scan with Malwarebytes (free version) didn't find anything either. Ran Cchat. Updated Firefox, which I was going to do anyway. Oh, it looks like my Java is out of date, though, and I seem to have two entries (Java 6 Update 23 and 24). I guess I'll delete them and install the latest version.

Speedy Gonzales
27-06-2011, 12:35 AM
Uninstall both first.

Then extract this http://www.thewebatom.net/content/scripts/cc/click.php?id=24

Run it. Select the language and select remove old versions. And it'll remove the old entries of Java (after it uninstall the old versions)

Then install update 26. Which is the latest at the mo

27-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Okay, I've done all that. I guess I'll just keep an eye on it now and make sure it was an isolated incident. Thanks everyone!

27-06-2011, 02:20 AM
I would try with a bootable scanner CD, such as the Bitdefender Rescue CD.

Download from here: http://download.bitdefender.com/rescue_cd/

If you need them, instructions to make a CD\USB here: http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/627/

27-06-2011, 03:06 AM
I'll consider doing that, Agent_24. Thanks.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if that site I got directed to seemed particularly dangerous? I closed it pretty quickly, but I seem to remember it having text from the site I was on, or possibly from the Google search I'd used to get to the site. I was afraid it might be some kind of Google hijack, which I've had to deal with once before, but it doesn't seem to have happened again yet.