Spooky Malware

Piyono

Learning Storage Performance
Joined
Jan 25, 2002
Messages
496
Location
Tel Aviv
#1
Hey, SR, it's been a spell.

A friend of mine just sent me screenshots of Chrome running on her MacBook. You can see the notifications on the side. They just keep coming.
It seems as though she's picked up something nasty.

You see the notification at the top, which reads "remistrainew.club"?
When I search for that on Google or Duck Duck Go, all the results are scammer sites. Nothing legit.
I've seen this before, where searching a keyword that pops up returns only scammer sites and no real content.
But how can that be? Have scammers learned to game the google crawler? How are there no legit sources coming up?

More to the point, Does anyone know how to deal with this kind of hijack?


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LunarMist

I can't believe I'm a
Joined
Feb 1, 2003
Messages
14,972
Location
USA
#5
How can that be? I thought the Mac was impervious to the virus/maleware or is it contaminated by the Google?
 
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anilvij

Guest
#11
It's not a hi-jack, may be the notification permission was taken while browsing a site where the pop-under got automatically approved, check that.
 
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