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Discussion in 'General Security' started by Bexley55, Jul 6, 2019.

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  1. Bexley55

    Bexley55 Thread Starter

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    Whenever I open Edge and click on an article a blank page opens sometimes. I copied the address of the blank page and tried to find info on it but got no results. You have any idea what is going on?The address I copied for the blank page is:

    hxxps://c-3sux78kvnkay76x24gvox2ezghuurgx2eius.g01.msn.com/g00/3_c-3ccc.syt.ius_/c-3SUXKVNKAY76x24nzzvyx3ax2fx2fgvo.zghuurg.iusx2f7.8x2fpyutx2fsyt-sytx2fx78kiussktjgzouty.tuzole-iroiqx3fgvv.zevkx3djkyqzuvx26gvv.gvoqkex3d25285709483i57h774i3k6ji5l8g0kh6615lkgk5x26x78kyvutyk.ojx3d__j36khk66221g87k22ll67g144j109914__304g4g74182kl69751154509945727i7x26x78kyvutyk.ykyyoutx3db8_33hih35kjl5k7kg61636ii6gj18kl836_l4g30687-k75g-0168-hgl9-ki9k72h05188-zaiz0767j8i_7128087702_7128087702_ITgcpmEWx78x78y-MQCt-wpV1UZV9mKmGYmMSUKHUPMqJqJh2m1O0x78iFAOOLCGHm9Gyx26ozks.ojx3dx253Kx253KB7x253Kx253K-9354005096195475259x253Kx253KvbstQ-NCJ5YJTkODw5ujrrvL-IEftI37FLHf87CJrpfZdbGtR8cwgi0SefX3aJ02mp9qAqhY9LnkrHztyoPB2SnqJFXFffOwJuhT2x78CsIVJ-pC9aN2pTPSDWkmY2HTlacH01a56JYu9g_hh-c-D9X8k_XiHYoFUe5kUUgWGNP2fCAkG5pcwG05NQtvyWtK6OvbnNQwURiw1ERJ5DRmVfytplKex78PPKbiUTeVhMHNubDllqtPYsmTHg20aRD0S80QEa7pHe7w0GcSx78fpkJGWJbGx26ozks.zevkx3dvnuzux26yomx3d2i171lg5668l7i4j1j31994j010i55ii2h4jjkh1011kx26x78kjox78x3dnzzvyx259Gx258Lx258Lznx78uchgiqnoyzux78e.iusx258Lcusgt-x78goyky-nkx78-inorj-gsutm-corj-hkgyzy-86-ekgx78y-rgzkx78-znoy-ngvvktyx258Lx259Lazs_yuax78ikx259Jzghuurgx2582azs_igsvgomtx259JGizo-ZHN-GY-IZ-Eax78o-Iuyzkg-Zovvo8-AY_YGLKx2582azs_skjoasx259Jivix2582azs_iutzktzx259JCusgtx258HXgoykyx258HNkx78x258HInorjx258HGsutmx258HCorjx258HHkgyzyx25818Ix258H86x258HEkgx78yx258HRgzkx78x258HZnoyx258HNgvvktyx2582azs_zkx78sx259Jsyt-syt_$/$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=5







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  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    First, there's a bit of a contradiction in your opening comments. You say "whenever" which means "all the time" and then you say "sometimes" so does it occur every time or only sometimes?

    Secondly, please do not post live links to potentially malicious websites. I've made the link unclickable until we determine the source.

    Finally, do you use the site Course Hero (coursehero.com) to access course study material?
     
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    It appears legitimate as the domain msn.com is mentioned in the link but could be ad-related. Try clearing the browser history, cache and cookies and see if that helps. Make sure you know all of your passwords before deleting the cookies as you will have to log into sites again.
     
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  4. lunarlander

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    Do you have any ad blocking extensions? Try disabling it temporarily, because that link could be considered an advert ?
     
  5. Bexley55

    Bexley55 Thread Starter

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    Every time I click on Edge it always opens to My Feed. This page contains many articles that I can click on to read. When I click on an article to read, the article will sometimes open and will sometimes not open. Each time it does not open there is an address in the address bar that is identical or very similar to the one I sent you. I never heard of Course Hero until I read it in your response.
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Did you try my suggestion?
     
  7. Bexley55

    Bexley55 Thread Starter

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    I do have Ad Block. I set it to: Don't run on pages on this domain.
    Time will tell if this works. I will let you know either way.
     
  8. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I do believe it's advertisements being partiall blocked but please let us know how it goes.
     
  9. Bexley55

    Bexley55 Thread Starter

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    It now appears to be solved. In spite of setting Ad Block to not block in that domain, it happened again. I then turned off Norton Safe Web, and the page was shown. For some reason Norton thinks it is not safe. Thanks for your help.
     
  10. Cookiegal

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    Yes, that would do it. Glad you got it sorted.
     
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