redirecting to get-privacy-guard.org/index.php

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by oliverjia, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    I recently had this problem on at least two of my computers. Very occasionally, when I click on a link on a legitimate forum website that is not known of distributing malware, my browser automatically re-directed to "get-privacy-guard.org/index.php" (please see the attached pic, and please do not click on the link). Of course I did not install anything from that site, but I was wondering does this mean that my computers are infected? Has anyone here been re-directed to this "get-privacy-guard.org" website?
    I scanned my computer with malwarebyte but nothing is found. Capture.PNG
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    As long as you don't click you should be fine. This kind of crap is exactly why I use Sandboxie. Then it is all trapped anyway
     
  3. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Thanks Pete. Folks at that forum sites also have similar experience recently, so it does look like these could be some potential problem with their forum SQL database system. Still, I restored a whole disk image I made when the system was just installed. Anyway I am relieved for now.
     
  4. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    @oliverjia

    It's probably on their end, but it could be on yours. DNS can do what you describe.

    IMO it would be prudent to check your DNS settings; and see if the DNS servers are correct for your ISP, or for public DNS services. Likewise with proxy settings on the PCs. If you have a router, check the DNS settings on that too.

    You probably won't find anything, but it's worth being cautious.
     
  5. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Thanks G-J for your tips! Will do when I get back home.
     
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