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Random web pages redirecting to linkbucks.com- PLEASE HELP!

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Random web pages redirecting to linkbucks.com- PLEASE HELP!

Hello,

Please help me resolve this, it is driving me mad!

I've got this strange redirect Issie. I'm running Mac OSX 10.6.8 with Firebox 19.

When I click a link on random sites it redirects me to an irrelevant URL + advertising: linkbucks.com... [followed by the adress of the intenended site]

This occurs when leaving the page you are on (e.g. changing page a site). It happens on any site and appears to be random.

Is this a virus/trojan? Or an attack on the browser? How can I get rid of it?

Thank you very much.

Ben

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Re: Random web pages redirecting to linkbucks.com- PLEASE HELP!

If this is on single site, this is legitimate way for the site owner to make money and you can not do anything. If it is on multiple sites, you got problem on your PC This is a sign of clickjacker infections. It happened on Macs in the past, but it might happen again. 2 options : 1. Reset Firefox preferences to troubleshoot and fix problems Reset Firefox 2. Scan with antivirus for Mac (there are couple free).