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Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed to a porn site without me doing anything. I see the following url path in history:

https://verosmedia.com/verosad/1927390071.js?pubid=17007146&domain=https%3A%2F%2Fmg.mail.yahoo.com%2Fneo%2Flaunch%3F.rand%3Dbj9i1ft2fmrc4&t=AwRZXUxHc3Jrc3YEHVZCQ0ZwZXdxdwMXQFJEUXt6cmEWeQ%3D%3D

https://pub.maha-media.com/nlp/index.php?guid=a3645e25-e40a-45c1-92fe-d681cb8a2904&Hardlink=true&time=0¤turl=17007146swix.com&url=http://engine.spotscenered.info/link.engine

http://engine.spotscenered.info/Redirect.eng?MediaSegmentId=29408&dcid=1_ctx_698d6b52-325d-4521-8000-cc0e9cc02775&vmId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&abr=false&timeZoneOffset=&v=hXPZuKMawgsqqaXmgsiEEscqvxeFp0YWn8oV21lbHO8iCvpmH9sk2fSprt3x5A_bBiXjfkuEhP1zP5qaiUgaTdHaS8N49WacWl7GhvlTqt84Th-ubQojyeSCEV5R9K6307RJ0JLNj92ZtgskWgtDBg3oJWOEvxJwVtAxr3Ly8tmcKTCa-T19P1t_CikrbPoRNV6HQKFIPNjhLZlocPrwsQR0pqSG8boB5hWOvPM6InrCBdkFby-qp0PwvXZnzRsMqJGLmMEXEWaDif3cxBjO7pBlSebeugY8uDBXp2hD5cGF4qQRK8v15bkWEpQCyHOQqKcctIc0fg_yh2wnkwRTCKp3ij5ND2bde0tTc-YVbK-O2fmX0CsIUtj21If5fndzs9pUoW_PCbvP41h3A2tBEyM0XR14gUVEKVFtKWAHfE1-F9kW55gAH52rtUvTMZM4fbt6k8P3rTk7I8auAs8my6Fd7P9putLoWA3o_P3GQtrew1BTqNx653mlWqsD5xRGmZbGrkzzMmqHffCRN8XvOdJfI_H8tsfHM4mzcv2Q-JvqlxCwVsUTJO55smuDyzAJ1kwsTKaJ6ADauKVdpp2n0H8CzbfMpYYXUI2OX8z0nkKEVOAaLtj2jT9iKM7SMkaiIu1ely-cZs-YCwWT74vBUoaLrazIyXLvUCDljMTeqENlRWAVVRa28STDbUhGu0DqhZ7Zduw-YIS8o4hIRKWmECgK_TquWcYaUpAjQX0LCE_wwfPWqW2mh0MzAZuvL3faAMI4EslQxFQA05Pjtk2D2XsafI4bpck1tJCxu0Jl1TUfie1AaD3nG0iUQyvVC0zVssOnVd3Wy-ss0NQTj_SlmmBAi1hzErBsVRtYGBUTlwTauBpvqaGCf4aOFj5lqgBiwbio7N5jgtEF59Lr5pP26ueoieQZj1-gAtM1NlhPC6aIdDvDtBAssgVEtJSGboJznQTv45CKP4b5bOqhExQdzKHRaQpnvpZ0_HIEQADMgg9b91ovkcjq3CERCA_n2-bEvtWCfmXSilMLRctBzkGkkd50YIs6f9cHXEj712d6ETPcXgIYimLjF4A4zak6DEGvIx2TJZp7On6RXazet7KpUGuh4W-31JyusBFpouekkwgqi-X3b6vkDYkpkCKa2NjCku986Hr_8CInuK9uyCSa4c0B2noKQRqxfS8RpFUQMGcf8gGxfgm43Bf5ybxuNbiQMpPY0J5JeR6RN_Uy-kV8YCUokekZ_r3XzaKxFkKLeTk1

Then a whole bunch of repeated: http://criticalupdateserror889.com/3C2tK/0123456

I ran a Norton full scan and it found nothing. I'm now running Malwarebytes.

Any clue what got corrupted in FF to allow this to happen? Windows 10, Firefox 53.0.3

Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed to a porn site without me doing anything. I see the following url path in history: https://verosmedia.com/verosad/1927390071.js?pubid=17007146&domain=https%3A%2F%2Fmg.mail.yahoo.com%2Fneo%2Flaunch%3F.rand%3Dbj9i1ft2fmrc4&t=AwRZXUxHc3Jrc3YEHVZCQ0ZwZXdxdwMXQFJEUXt6cmEWeQ%3D%3D https://pub.maha-media.com/nlp/index.php?guid=a3645e25-e40a-45c1-92fe-d681cb8a2904&Hardlink=true&time=0&currenturl=17007146swix.com&url=http://engine.spotscenered.info/link.engine http://engine.spotscenered.info/Redirect.eng?MediaSegmentId=29408&dcid=1_ctx_698d6b52-325d-4521-8000-cc0e9cc02775&vmId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&abr=false&timeZoneOffset=&v=hXPZuKMawgsqqaXmgsiEEscqvxeFp0YWn8oV21lbHO8iCvpmH9sk2fSprt3x5A_bBiXjfkuEhP1zP5qaiUgaTdHaS8N49WacWl7GhvlTqt84Th-ubQojyeSCEV5R9K6307RJ0JLNj92ZtgskWgtDBg3oJWOEvxJwVtAxr3Ly8tmcKTCa-T19P1t_CikrbPoRNV6HQKFIPNjhLZlocPrwsQR0pqSG8boB5hWOvPM6InrCBdkFby-qp0PwvXZnzRsMqJGLmMEXEWaDif3cxBjO7pBlSebeugY8uDBXp2hD5cGF4qQRK8v15bkWEpQCyHOQqKcctIc0fg_yh2wnkwRTCKp3ij5ND2bde0tTc-YVbK-O2fmX0CsIUtj21If5fndzs9pUoW_PCbvP41h3A2tBEyM0XR14gUVEKVFtKWAHfE1-F9kW55gAH52rtUvTMZM4fbt6k8P3rTk7I8auAs8my6Fd7P9putLoWA3o_P3GQtrew1BTqNx653mlWqsD5xRGmZbGrkzzMmqHffCRN8XvOdJfI_H8tsfHM4mzcv2Q-JvqlxCwVsUTJO55smuDyzAJ1kwsTKaJ6ADauKVdpp2n0H8CzbfMpYYXUI2OX8z0nkKEVOAaLtj2jT9iKM7SMkaiIu1ely-cZs-YCwWT74vBUoaLrazIyXLvUCDljMTeqENlRWAVVRa28STDbUhGu0DqhZ7Zduw-YIS8o4hIRKWmECgK_TquWcYaUpAjQX0LCE_wwfPWqW2mh0MzAZuvL3faAMI4EslQxFQA05Pjtk2D2XsafI4bpck1tJCxu0Jl1TUfie1AaD3nG0iUQyvVC0zVssOnVd3Wy-ss0NQTj_SlmmBAi1hzErBsVRtYGBUTlwTauBpvqaGCf4aOFj5lqgBiwbio7N5jgtEF59Lr5pP26ueoieQZj1-gAtM1NlhPC6aIdDvDtBAssgVEtJSGboJznQTv45CKP4b5bOqhExQdzKHRaQpnvpZ0_HIEQADMgg9b91ovkcjq3CERCA_n2-bEvtWCfmXSilMLRctBzkGkkd50YIs6f9cHXEj712d6ETPcXgIYimLjF4A4zak6DEGvIx2TJZp7On6RXazet7KpUGuh4W-31JyusBFpouekkwgqi-X3b6vkDYkpkCKa2NjCku986Hr_8CInuK9uyCSa4c0B2noKQRqxfS8RpFUQMGcf8gGxfgm43Bf5ybxuNbiQMpPY0J5JeR6RN_Uy-kV8YCUokekZ_r3XzaKxFkKLeTk1 Then a whole bunch of repeated: http://criticalupdateserror889.com/3C2tK/0123456 I ran a Norton full scan and it found nothing. I'm now running Malwarebytes. Any clue what got corrupted in FF to allow this to happen? Windows 10, Firefox 53.0.3

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FredMcD
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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 25.0.0.171

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>


See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0 <br>Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Then reinstall the latest version. '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''active_x''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the '''plugin only.''' Not the '''active_x.''' Flash Player '''Version: 25.0.0.171''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> ------------- See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
FredMcD
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ithinktfiam said

Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed

Is it opening porn with your home page, or instead of?

Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type browser.startup.homepage

What is the value? Right-click and select Reset to restore its default value; about:home


You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

''ithinktfiam [[#question-1162598|said]]'' <blockquote> Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed </blockquote> Is it opening porn with your home page, or instead of? Type '''about:config'''<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the '''Be Careful''' button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type '''browser.startup.homepage''' What is the value? Right-click and select '''Reset''' to restore its default value; '''about:home''' -------------------- You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Question owner

I ran both Norton's full scan and malwarebytes. Neither found anything.

I ran both Norton's full scan and malwarebytes. Neither found anything.

Question owner

On the separate issue, I'd seen that and inactivated the old, since I couldn't see how to uninstall flash. thanks for that info and I'll reset everything.

Oh, and on the third one, home page hasn't been changed. When I restart FF each time, it goes back to the home page. It's just that a couple of times that tab changes from the home page to porn.

We'll see if fixing flash helps, since I can't see anything else at this point.

On the separate issue, I'd seen that and inactivated the old, since I couldn't see how to uninstall flash. thanks for that info and I'll reset everything. Oh, and on the third one, home page hasn't been changed. When I restart FF each time, it goes back to the home page. It's just that a couple of times that tab changes from the home page to porn. We'll see if fixing flash helps, since I can't see anything else at this point.

Question owner

Well, that was interesting. I rant the uninstaller. When I restarted, it showed both plug-ins gone. I installed fresh, restarted and it showed both plug-ins back. I closed, then ran the uninstaller twice, just in case it did one each time. That time, restarting showed nothing again, I installed and restarted and this time it's only showing v25.

Joy...

Thanks for your help  :)

Well, that was interesting. I rant the uninstaller. When I restarted, it showed both plug-ins gone. I installed fresh, restarted and it showed both plug-ins back. I closed, then ran the uninstaller twice, just in case it did one each time. That time, restarting showed nothing again, I installed and restarted and this time it's only showing v25. Joy... Thanks for your help :)
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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If you want to make sure, type about:plugins<enter> in the address box.

Look under Adobe Flash.


Is the porn still a problem?

If you want to make sure, type '''about:plugins'''<enter> in the address box. Look under Adobe Flash. -------------- Is the porn still a problem?