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Browser Hijacks and Random shut-downs?

By Auvic
Oct 19, 2009
  1. My browser gets hijacked most often when I visit a certain site or two, I think - one for sure, but I think it's been hijacked elsewhere as well.

    More disturbing, though, is that my laptop - the computer I'm on at the moment - has, out of the blue, decided it wanted just instantly turn off. No lights, no nothing - it was plugged in, but it didn't even display the 'plugged in' light. I was initially concerned with temperature, and I proceeded to take out the battery and let the laptop cool off for a few minutes before turning it back on - and it worked - and it hasn't done the same thing since, but all the same, it was worrisome that it would do it once to begin with.

    Here's the logs, as done from earlier today:
     

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  2. Auvic

    Auvic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    ...Huh. Computer decided it would shut down randomly once again just a little while ago - Avast ran on bootup, did the scanning and whatnot - not sure all what happened, really, since I let it run and just came back later - but...yeah.

    If this is a sign that my laptop's got a bug...I'm hoping that maybe I can get some help before it gets too bad.

    Thanks in advance, guys.
     
  3. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,272

    What do you mean exactly by that? Do provide a clearer description.
    Your problem sounds more hardware related.
     
  4. Auvic

    Auvic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    There's a site I know of, for sure, that when I visit it from time to time, I get randomly redirected to some advertising site or another.

    I'm pretty sure it's not an issue with the site, or otherwise other people using that forum would also be reporting problems - but at the same time, none of my virus scans are showing anything, either.

    I've considered the possibility that this might be a hardware problem, but if it is, then I'm in trouble - I've no idea how to work on a laptop at all.
     
  5. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,272

    What is the site? I don't remember seeing anything wrong with your logs.
     
  6. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    I agree with momok you're system looks clean.
     
  7. Auvic

    Auvic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

  8. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

  9. Auvic

    Auvic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    Wait, what? I'm confused.

    Redirectingat was what I was getting, too - but how'd you get that?
     
  10. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    http://www.redirectingat.com/

    This is a redirection service used by online publishers.

    Please contact us if you have experienced problems with this redirection.

    UK: +44 207 382 6435
    US: (+1) 800 754 2219
     
  11. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    just copied and paste what i saw. :)
     
     
  12. Auvic

    Auvic TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    Alright - I'll give it a try. Thanks!
     
  13. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    It's the link that's redirecting not your PC.
     
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