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@HP

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    @HP

    4 times now my browser has departed my stats page or forum page and tried going to some ad website or the other. Twice yesterday and twice today.

    Look for this miscreant file floating around your website:

    x m o n w e a c s r (without the spaces of course smile  )

    PS The search engines apparently have never heard of this file.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    It just happened again. Here is where it tried to go:


    http://jam camslive.com /banner01-sized. html

    Edit: It's a p*n site.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I should add that all 3 of my security programs say that I have no problems.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And so far this has only happened when I access HP.

  5. SandyMcCollum profile image72
    SandyMcCollumposted 6 years ago

    I've had that problem before, too. Are you using FF? Since I switched to Chrome it hasn't happened again, but I don't know if that's why it stopped.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The first incident was with FF, my computer had a Data Execution Prevention episode as a result. That’s how I discovered the file name. But now it is happening with IE as well.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just tried chrome. It informed me that an untitled page was unresponsive when I tried to go to HP.

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        did you try typing in the number ...

        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Go_42.png/300px-Go_42.png

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Are you saying that the previous pic you posted had a virus!?!neutral

          1. Greek One profile image77
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            everything i touch ends up having a virus

        2. ngureco profile image87
          ngurecoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Our friend here may have happily embraced the number 42 without realizing its mysticism is endless.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    @everyone

    Despite what my security programs say and the fact that it’s only happened at HP so far, I’m still having very nervous feelings of course. smile

    I need to know if others are experiencing this. If so, then we will know that it’s just something that HP needs to fix.

    Otherwise, my nervousness shall continue. I’m wondering if it’s something I picked up from a hub ad. The only other site I have visited was a huffingtonpost link here.

  7. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    paradigmsearch--Download and update and run Malwarebytes Antimalware Free Version.  I haven't encountered this problem here...you might have a nasty something on board.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is one of my 3 security programs that says I am fine.

      Thus my tentative conclusion that this is an HP issue. But only one other person has confirmed that. neutral

  8. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    If HP would confirm that they are aware of a problem and fixing it, I could quit worrying about this.

    If HP would confirm that they are not having a problem, I would appreciate that as well. I could then try to figure out what else I can do.

  9. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Sound like some kind of malware to me.  Some of them are evil, very hard to root out.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like it to me too, but the HP silence is deafening. It won’t hurt my little feelings if they tell me that there is absolutely nothing wrong and that xmon… did not come from HP.

      If xmon… did come from one of their advertising partners, that’s no big deal. HP is not the first major entity to be abused by obnoxious advertisers.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, folks. Another one showed up:

    ht tp://card stock.com/result.php?Keywords=jam+camslive.com&r=bae8e094b22a726321bc4dca1ecb94043b19571b118a39060c29e24c6551f4d7b000c0a14670401667cee9096e4f1b15&Submit=Go

    Maybe there are some clues here that someone can help me with, or that HP recognizes.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I am now downloading security program number 4. Cnet is a good resource for that for whoever doesn’t know.

    I’m thinking of becoming a Luddite; I’m just sick and tired of all the complications. smile

  12. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I suspect that my dialup connection has really saved my *ss here, i.e.: disconnect before damage. Downloading of security 4 continues. smile

  13. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Another one when I first signed on:

    http://the-consu mer-reporter.or g/jobs3/?fro m=1_113594

    HP, do you owe me big time or am I totally wrong here?

  14. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    So far, security software #4 says zero infections. Still scanning.

  15. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    @HP

    Do you wish for me to continue posting links?

  16. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, what with only one other person confirming, I am nonplussed.

    I will check back in June; unless the problems happen when I visit another website other than HP. Then the source probability (not certainty) is not endemic to just HP.

  17. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, I could not resist.

    I have been here, there, and everywhere. No problems.

    We shall see if a redirect happens here again. smile

    And it did:

    ht tp://www.web prizegiveaways.com/single-wm-ea

    AM I REALLY THE ONLY ONE HERE? It only happens when I access HP.

  18. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Have I been specifically targeted by a disgruntled HP member?

  19. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    If so, kudos. Contact me. smile

  20. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    No new surprises since last post. smile

  21. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Another one:

    http://ww w.webprizeg iveaways.com/sin gle-wm-ea

  22. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    HELP HP!!! Was/is it you?

  23. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Closed IE. Back to FF.

  24. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    It would really help if I knew it wasn't you.

    1. ezhang profile image
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      ezhangposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey paradigm,

      I've tried logging off and back on my account multiple times in an attempt to replicate this issue with no success. I'll go ahead and bring this thread to the team's attention so we can monitor the situation, but as far as I know, we haven't heard more reports of this problem yet. I apologize in advance if it turns out to be an error on our end. Rest assured that we are *not* redirecting our users on purpose.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I SO know that!!! smile

        If the info I have provided is irrelevant…

      2. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I’ve reviewed this thread.

        Just to make sure that HP understands:

        I never, ever thought that HP was deliberately sending people to unrequested websites. I’m too fond of you guys to think that. smile

        What has happened is that HP, I, and others have been victimized by a crooked advertising partner that HP wasn’t aware of.

        Or

        The HP website was the victim of a drive-by.

        And most importantly, this has happened before. There have been other posts in the past where people have stated that what has happened to me has also happened to them. In other words, HP has had this problem before and has successfully fixed the problem before.

        Looking for that file name I gave you early in this thread is probably the key to the solution this time around.

  25. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Then I give up because I thought with my heart and soul that everything and my conclusions were true.

  26. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    A messed up phrase, but it will stand.

  27. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Latest one:

    http://se dom.com/?xurl=http://hytr8lzz02.com/fvo4HWw l5s3yHFU99d39c144e48c91ec2f30304150e8 288a05g&xref=http://sedom.com/default.pk?tsearch=%22Why+did+the+hummingbirds+die%3F%22&rid=3a6db07bdba4 c0ebeada118bf365cdce3b321aa478a422f2546ac4c587c41408a83b53a0dddfe11679b968ef793839d4&s=Go

  28. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I submit that the xmon… was yours, re: your ad freaks.

  29. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I further submit that your non-acknowledgement of same is ok.

  30. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I understand. I think. Business is business.

    4 security applications say I have no problem.

    Plus, no problem except here. It is you. Fix it!

  31. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    No problems, but I still don't feel secure enough to leave this window open while I go elsewhere.

  32. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Another hour and no problems.

    Goodnight.

    smile

  33. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, everywhere else I go there is no problem.

    I show up at HP and am immediately sent to:

    h ttp://tent trailors .com/

  34. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    A note to fellow victims. The aforementioned file permanently messes with your browser. After everything else is cleaned up, you need to uninstall the browser and get a new one.

  35. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago
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    Niveque Stormposted 6 years ago

    Hey I have a Dell Computer and was infected by a virus. I cleaned it up and all my programs say I am clean but I am getting random window opens. One of them matches yours that was previously posted:


    http://the-consumer-reporter.org/jobs3/?from=1_113594

    If you find out what is doing this let me know.

    I upgraded from firefox 3.6 to 4 and that didn't effect it. Still happening

 
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