I've noticed within the last month, that certain websites I frequent to amuse myself, such as ebaumsworld.com and playlist.com, randomly forward me to removed link of hijack site, which tells me my computer is infected with malware and viruses. Now, I'm not stupid enough to click anywhere on that webpage. I've been in IT for years now, and anytime I see a popup site like that I close IE or Firefox (it happens to both) through windows task manager. (I should also mention that my workstation isn't the only one affected this way. I set up 3 other workstations from scratch, and set these websites to the home page of all 3 - same results) I also go through the virus/malware removal steps listed here anytime that happens as well. I have Avast Professional installed on my system, and it is very good at detecting/thwarting threats to my system, though none are ever found with malwarebytes, cc cleaner, super antispyware, adaware or avast other than cookies which I remove regularly. I know my systems are clean. Since these are the only websites that are affected (that I have found), I've come to the conclusion that these sites have been hijacked with malicious advertisements. I contacted the admins of both sites and they did find malicious ads on the site. They notified me that they promptly removed them. I cleared the browsing histories, cookies, cache, and all the other temp files from my browsers, then ran the test again. All 4 computers were fine for about 4 days, then on the following day the problems reappeared. I advise anyone that visits these sites to use caution. Don't be a victim if a random website tells you that viruses and other malware is found on your system, it's a lie. Right click on your task bar, open task manager, and close your browser.