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This is happening to me now, four times in the last 90 minutes, and I'm using Safari on a Mac. So not exclusive to Chrome. I was reading a "Yahoo news" article when the first redirect to a survey occurred (pub.maha-media.com/...).

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I have had this problem too since yesterday  (on both Chrome and Internet Explorer). Reading "Yahoo News"...after a few seconds, it redirects it to a site starting with "verosmedia" (Trend Micro then blocks the site so the redirect doesn't get completed). What could it be. Did a scan with Trend Micro and found nothing. Seems to only happen with "Yahoo News."

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Can you send a system snapshot taken with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac? To do so, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac and choose Take System Snapshot from the Scanner menu. Then, in the window that opens, select all the text (Edit Select All), copy it and paste into a reply to this message.

If you'd prefer not to post that publicly, you can send it to me in a direct message.

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I'm having this same issue and it looks like it's specific to Yahoo News. What I don't get is when I do a full system scan with malwarebytes everything looks fine, no warnings. However, when one of these redirects happen Malwarebytes blocks it. Why can't it find the virus that's causing the issue? I have an HP laptop and I did a factory reset which I assumed would wipe everything and start over. The issue was still there. I then created a Windows 7 boot disk using an ISO from my MSDN subscription thinking it would totally wipe everything and reinstall a fresh copy of Windows. The problem is still happening. I scanned my system with Sophos, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, ADWCleaner, CC Cleaner and nothing can detect this thing. My next move is to remove the HD, drill a hole through the middle of it and buy a new HD. With my luck the problem will still be there. Let me know what you find out. 

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Be aware that you've responded on a Mac-specific forum.

However, note that if the problem is only happening on Yahoo News, it's likely a problem with Yahoo News and not with your computer. I've been seeing issues recently with Yahoo services that are possibly related to malvertising on Yahoo. Since the problem does not appear to be related to malware, it makes sense that none of the anti-virus programs you have used have found anything.

My recommendation is probably not one that you will appreciate, but there are good reasons behind it nonetheless... run away from the dumpster fire that is Yahoo and don't look back. Find a better source for your news. Yahoo has been hacked so much over the last few years I don't know why anyone is still using them.

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