Hotmail Tried to Download Files?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Brandonn2010, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Has this happened to anyone? I logged into Hotmail today, and as soon as it logged in, something tried to download to my computer and I hit no. Has this happened to anyone? Was Hotmail hacked?
     
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  3. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    Yup sounds like a malvert on one of the ads. Parents machine got hit by the one. Malvert loads a Java Trojan and try's to download a file called helpandsupport.exe (or similar) while downloadign a fake av in the background.
     
  4. Brandonn2010

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    I got it to happen again. The file is default.aspx. I downloaded it, it is only 1Kb. I uploaded it to virustotal and nothing?
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    That looks like a website page.
     
  6. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Where is it loaded from? I mean... does the domain belong to Hotmail/Microsoft itself... or is it a redirection?

    Nothing happened here. I'm using Chromium. I got quite a few restrictions in place, such as plugins, JavaScript, etc and website redirection blocking, though.
     
  7. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    is there something wrong with your keyboard or mouse? :D
    maybe a shortcut key to save pages was getting pressed.
     
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