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Tempest
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:00 pm Reply with quote
If you've received a fake-browser update redirect, please post the following details below:

What ANN page you visited
The URL you were redirected to
The date (& time, incl AM/PM or 24h, & timezone) this occurred
Your location (Country & State / Province)
Your Browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Etc.) (and version)

ANN page:
Url:
Date:
Location:
Browser:

I'll post further updates in this message below this line:
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wikired



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:52 pm Reply with quote
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Ongaku_no_tenshi



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:02 pm Reply with quote
Sorry, forgot to include the page I visited.
www.animenewsnetwork.com/

Url: http://www.wpvresearchgroup.com/
Date: 10/12/2016 7:01 p.m. Eastern
Location: Norfolk, Va
Browser: Firefox

I simply left the browser on the starting page of the site and, given a little time, the page redirects.


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Hehaho1830



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:38 pm Reply with quote
Page I Visited: animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-10-12/britney-spears-son-dresses-as-frieza-for-halloween/.107578

As for the Redirect, I exited out before noting it down, and then saw this article

the time was ~8:33 PM EST

I'm in Maryland/USA

My Browser is chrome.

Another thing to note is that I wasn't logged into my Account at the time.

EDIT: My 50th Site post was for a crappy redirect Anime cry
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Computer98



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:04 pm Reply with quote
Page I visited: animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3051142

Time: 9:00pm EST 10/12/16

Location: Connecticut/USA

Browser: Chrome

I did not copy the URL... I read this post after the fact.
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BigOnAnime



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:05 pm Reply with quote
Ironically enough I just got one when I clicked on the article about this.
animenewsnetwork.com/site-news/2016-10-12/fake-browser-update-redirect/.107582

Here's a screenshot I took before I saw this thread.
http://i.imgur.com/ASgasT4.png

I'm located in Minnesota, USA and I'm running on the latest version of Chrome. Chrome AFAIK updates automatically so I'm on the latest version whenever I open it. But anyway... "Version 53.0.2785.143 m"

Was wondering why when I opened a bunch of tabs (Mainly release entries to check stock status for various DVD/BDs) I'd see random ones I don't remember opening, like this one thing for a Comcast update. Unfortunately I can't remember the URL as I kept deleting it from my history every time I noticed it. Part of the URL was dnhost.me IIRC that was part of the redirect.

I also got this fake Chrome update page (URL would differ each time) a decent number of times for a few months on MAL, and it would try to autodownload something malicious, but Chrome would block it. Now whenever I see these anywhere, nothing autodownloads. Google probably did something to Chrome to prevent autodownloads as that's probably a rising issue.
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jaspad51



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:21 pm Reply with quote
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heavyweather



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:52 pm Reply with quote
Page: Fall 2016 Anime Preview Guide
URL: Didn't catch it, but it was the eechatravelwithamate.org link mentioned elsewhere here
Date: 10/12/16
Location: Beckley, WV, US
Browser: Chrome Ver. 53.0.2785.143 m
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:24 pm Reply with quote
Just got one right now.

Page I was viewing: animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3051142
URL: Linkified due to length
Date/Time: Just now, Oct. 12 at around 10:22 PM EDT
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Browser: Pale Moon 26.5.0
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:29 pm Reply with quote
ANN page: animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2016/fall/girlish-number/.107586
Url: closed the URL before I thought to copy it.. it was a Verizon Survey thing.
Date: 10/12/2016
Location: Virginia, United States
Browser: Chrome 53.0.2785.143 m
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:18 am Reply with quote
Had the tab open for a few hours, so I'm not entirely sure when the redirect happened, but it was most likely within 30 minutes of the stated time.

ANN page: anime#9174
URL directed to: http://download.driversupport.com/lp/asy/altlp2?tid=AS_altlp2_15326_47024_4484&utm_source=AS&utm_medium=placement_47024&utm_content=site_4484&utm_campaign=campaign_15326&subid=320efef5-d99e-4eeb-a499-3deb2fa7b740
Date and time: 10/13/2016 04:00
Location: Virginia, United States
Browser: Chrome 53.0.2785.143 m
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BigOnAnime



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:07 am Reply with quote
Got two actually, one on this page trying to report the first one, one on another. Both resulted in this.
http://i.imgur.com/sK2ZqOT.png

Looking in my history this is where the redirects came from. The first two places are where all these redirects have been happening.
http://i.imgur.com/OQHQnHq.png

Replaced the "tt" in "http" so no one accidentally clicks on these.
ANN page: anime#13266
Url: hXXp://download.driversupport.com/lp/asy/altlp2?tid=AS_altlp2_15326_47024_4484&utm_source=AS&utm_medium=placement_47024&utm_content=site_4484&utm_campaign=campaign_15326&subid=c170ce34-10c7-4473-a1df-af671d6af6fd
hXXp://download.driversupport.com/lp/asy/altlp2?tid=AS_altlp2_15326_47024_4484&utm_source=AS&utm_medium=placement_47024&utm_content=site_4484&utm_campaign=campaign_15326&subid=15b3a279-f564-4b8a-bd63-d09f6f91051b
Date: 10/13/2016
Location: Minnesota, USA
Browser: Google Chrome Version 53.0.2785.143 m
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Nobuyuki



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:50 am Reply with quote
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redcar



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:32 pm Reply with quote
ANN page: animenewsnetwork.com (home page)
Url: https://kahdacitylinkexpress.org/8191287185824/595ec9f807967b9c55ba22c7c5bd86f6/161ab9b3a18f803218e083408438f4e5.html
Date: 10/13/16 21:25 CDT
Location: TX, USA
Browser: Chrome 53.0.2785.143 m
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rockweir



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:35 am Reply with quote
ANN page: main page
URL: Not one of the others listed in this thread.... I had it copied and pasted into the last version of this post and then my browser had some sort of major error. (And I had already deleted it out of history.)
Date: 10/14/16 12:15 am
Location: Nevada, USA
Browser: Chrome 53.0.2785.143 m
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