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Strange Browser Behavior:

Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:03 pm

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

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?
Last edited by Steel on Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Strange Browser Behavior:

Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:27 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:

Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:09 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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