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Hi all,

I recevied a browser redirect to what appears to be a malicious site while visiting a commercial site (local contractor), which I have been to before. The redirect was blocked both by Norton (in-browser plugin) and apparently by Malwarebytes on the backend. Google Chrome history identified it as a redirect. I was not able to reproduce the redirect by revisiting the site. I cleared my browser cache and Antivirus and Malwarebytes scans came up clean (no infection/malware), although Malwarebytes history did log a blocked site as an outbound connection.

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I'm a little bit skeptical about anything that could redirect my browser in the midst of my activities, and concerned by the classification as an "outbound connection". This occured on a Windows devide I use for a lot of key functions (work, email, etc.). Do I need to worry about some kind of virus/malware on my device that my Antivirus and Malwarebytes are unable to detect?

Thanks in advance!

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Hello 0ndy and welcome to Malwarebytes,

Web hijacking is very common, as long as you have the correct protection there is no real need to be overly concerned. The one that you mention is known to Malwarebytes hence the block: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/mobile-global-apps-storage-life/

The IP address is not specific and will be seen to change when a block occurs. As this happened with Chrome you may want to add Malwarebytes browser guard for that browser, it is free and gives an extra layer of protection....

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/mobile-global-apps-storage-life/

It is also available free for Firefox if needed: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/

Let me know if you have any other issues or concerns...

Thank you,

Kevin

 

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