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    MsLilyPonds
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    There is a site, and when I visit it, it SOMETIMES redirects to dodgy foreign sites. Another friend has seen the same. But it’s not every time. It seems to come and go. And it’s not every user, other friends have tried and it’s not redirected for them. It seems to make no difference the browser.

    Is it malware on MY computer (and the friends seeing it redirect too) or on THEIR website?

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    Anthony Michaud
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    Too hard to tell from this limited information, although if it is happening on other computers/browsers, you either both have the same malicious software, or it is not on your computers. This could be something on the site, or even on the advertising that is on the site? If you’ve got one dodgy advert in a big loop, you’d get redirected only once for each displayed advert. Try CTRL+F5 (hard refresh) on the site 10-20 times. See if you get redirected?

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    MsLilyPonds
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    Thank you!

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    joelwarren
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    I’ve seen malware code injection on sites that redirect after certain number of page views and from specific referrer’s i.e. if someone enters the site from a google search. Sneaker buggers make it hard to pinpoint sometimes. If it’s your site and you’re using wordpress there are a few good malware scanning plugins – wordfence and sucuri

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    Divert To Mobile
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    My gut says its most likely your computer, if the website had been hacked it would always redirect.

    Steve

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    MsLilyPonds, post: 239948, member: 18237 wrote:
    There is a site, and when I visit it, it SOMETIMES redirects to dodgy foreign sites. Another friend has seen the same. But it’s not every time. It seems to come and go. And it’s not every user, other friends have tried and it’s not redirected for them. It seems to make no difference the browser.

    Is it malware on MY computer (and the friends seeing it redirect too) or on THEIR website?

    Install the Adblock Plus extension in GC and see if it does it?

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