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Yahoo browser: webpage hijacked

I am using Internet Explorer. The web page I am browsing is replaced by a full page urgent update warning. First it was Adobe. Today, for the first time, it was Microsoft. Mousing over the "click here" button shows a long and cryptic link. The tab has been replaced with one that matches the content of the web page.

I think I am leaving Yahoo when this happens but I haven't been keeping track (I will now). Today I was going to Facebook. Is this apparent malware on my computer, Yahoo's site, Facebook's site, or somewhere else and what can I do about it?

Norton Security says the last scan was 9 hours ago.


Labels: Windows 7



Re: Yahoo browser: webpage hijacked

This kind of pop up/redirect is usually caused by a malformed ad using JavaScript that is on the web site you are visiting. Installing an ad blocker in your browser should stop these windows from appearing. Or you can restrict JavaScript in the browser settings.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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