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Has anyone seen the new 'killing hazard' redirect virus/trojan?

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I have been getting since 9/26 a new redirect-style virus/trojan. It masquerades as a "popup" antivirus. Any attempt to kill the popup (click on the right-corner exit, etc) starts the virus-scanning operation of the fake anti-virus. I have flagfox, which says that the page is chinese. I must kill Firefox to eliminate the page. I have run malwarebytes with a completely updated database, with no malware detected.

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Warning! On your computer detected the malicious code. Should immediately make sure that your system is safe! Killing Hazard (R) for Microsoft Windows XP immediately started to work

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Try running several malware scanners. It is best to run several as each will pick up things that the others miss. Some other scanners you can try are:

If the above malware scanners do not find any malware or can not clear it, you should consider posting in one of these forums for specialized malware removal help:

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I had the same problem and found out that the virus changed my router's settings: instead of the correct setting DNS Address "Get Automatically from ISP", the virus changed it to a specific DNS server: I realized that something must be wrong with my router when all my devices (including my iPhone) were being redirected to the fake anti-virus web page when connecting to the internet through that router.