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    Default Virus in my system!

    Out in a rage I typed just nonsense in Firefox, specifically this
    fggdfkn.net
    And I was redirected to a search of searchguide.level3.com Then I got "connection was restarted"

    I googled it and found THIS IS A **** VIRUS!! A browser hijacker!
    So the simple fact of mistyping url addresses or nonsense in latest firefox on Leap leads to virus!!

    PLEASE HELP!! I'm NOT allowed to re instalk Leap here, and if they get a word of this I'll definitely get kicked out of this place!!
    Worst of all, I'm still nbot getting any synptoms at all, so I cannot diagnose anything!
    I cannot evbden typwe properly!

    Pleasde help1!!

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    Default Re: Virus in my system!

    Seriously?

    1. Many ISPs will re-direct nonsense or unresolvable names to a webpage provided by your ISP, and this appears to be what happened (your ISP is level3)
    This does not result in some kind of malware infection.

    2. Yes, there are a great many domain names associated with viruses (and yes, there is no such thing as a computer "virii" which is medically related) but unless you visit <and> are vulnerable to the specific malware, nothing will happen.

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    If you google searchguide.level3.com you'll only find results telling it's a virus from hell and similar. Why would many bother to say this if it was just sort of a "joke"?
    This means level3 guys have been so naive to get infected in one of their subdomains! level3 website doesn't even have https!

    And, you say only if I were vulnerable. How the heck can I know that!? I just took the VERY FEW limited actions I could: delete firefox cache and profile, power off system and unplug AC cable. Then start up again. And of course I NEVER ever run applications as root. But I'm still worried because here in the place we get a static public IP address from ISP...

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    No,
    The point is that if you were redirected to the level3 webpage, then you never actually went to the suspect website.
    If you went <only> to the Level3 webpage and no further, then you never touched the website with potential malware.

    As for whether you might be vulnerable to whatever malware <if> you actually touched that website, who knows?
    But if you didn't touch the website, then this question is moot.

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    I was redirected to searchguide.level3.com

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    Excuse me, hello?

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    Default Re: Virus in my system!

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    Excuse me, hello?
    Hi
    I suggest you refrain from posts like this, Forum users are not all in the time zone as you, try to be a little more patient, else I see in your future the potential for Forum users to stop replying to your threads and issues....
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    Default Re: Virus in my system!

    Hi
    So it just a browser hijacker...
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=searchguide.level3.com+on+linux
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    Default Re: Virus in my system!

    The Google hits describe several causes

    The following describes what I posted
    https://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...el-3-in-safari
    Not a browser hijacker.
    Not malware.
    It's an automatic re-direct when you are on a level3.com network (level3 is one of the largest data ISPs in the USA).

    Another suggested that the DNS you're using is poisoned (hacked into)

    Another suggested that freeware changed your DNS (and homepage).

    You should consider those other possibilities, but typically it's what I already posted.


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    Default Re: Virus in my system!

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    So it just a browser hijacker...
    "JUST"?
    So am I already considered filthy wacko just like malcolm said, and thus I or my issues are no longer taken with importance?

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