Strange Browser Behavior: http://www.xn--e28h.com/

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Strange Browser Behavior: http://www.xn--e28h.com/

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:03 pm

I was using Gmail today and suddenly, Firefox tried to access the following URL:

http://www.xn--e28h.com/

It tried to load this address in the tab in which Gmail was open (this caused Gmail to close). Firefox did not succeed in accessing the site (couldn't find the server).

MBAM doesn't find any malicious files on my hard drive.

Any ideas as to what could have happened?
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Re: Strange Browser Behavior: http://www.xn--e28h.com/

Postposted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:27 pm

Certainly sounds like malicious Javascript or somesuch.

The domain name it tried to redirect to appears to be encoded with punycode, which is a method for encoding Unicode characters into a URL.
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Re: Strange Browser Behavior: http://www.xn--e28h.com/

Postposted on Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:09 am

If Malwarebytes has failed to find anything on your system, i would advice to nuke the OS and format the partition right away...
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