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Windows 7: Getting redirected when visiting mediafire download pages

30 May 2014   #11
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Sounds like a typical warez site scam. You go to a site offering 'free' stuff, click the link, and get re-directed to malware. This is how the warez sites make their money. Sleep with dogs, get fleas etc. Mediafire hosts mainly copyright infringing content - there's the clue. This ain't a computer problem, it's an illegal download problem, and the op is asking for help to do it.
Mediafire goes out of their way to prevent illegal and copyright infringing content from being shared on their servers.

The OP's issue has nothing to do with clicking on scams. There is a real security issue here that is probably related to a toolbar infestation or hosts file jack, both of which are legitimate and innocent from any angle that you look at them.

The OP did not ask for help to download anything illegally.


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30 May 2014   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Kind of funny in a way,
mabm flags everything from Mediafire as corrupt and blocks it automatically
Did it to me attempting to download something Nick = PoomanUK posted there ?
I doubt it would of worked anyway different version of CorelDraw
Can't remember the other item I attempted to download ? a free photoshop file I believe from another reputable host I think Blue lightening t.v offering or tip squirrel ?
Cheers.
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31 May 2014   #13
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I'm still being redirected, unfortunately. I've only checked in Firefox so far, so I'm not sure if it happens in Internet Explorer as well.
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31 May 2014   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

What version of Internet Explorer do you have?

Be careful if you go checking a website like this when using IE8.
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31 May 2014   #15
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I'm pretty sure I'm using a more recent version than IE8, but is there a way for me to check?
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31 May 2014   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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31 May 2014   #17
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Thanks. I just checked and it's IE11. Should I check mediafire in that?
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31 May 2014   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

First, please turn on Enhanced Protected Mode per this tutorial:
Internet Explorer 10 - Enable 32-bit or 64-bit IE10 in Windows 7
The info is the same for IE11.

Then you can test mediafire's site with IE11.
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31 May 2014   #19
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If it does not happen in internet explorer, reset firefox under help, or uninstall and then reinstall again making sure to check the box to clear personal settings.
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31 May 2014   #20
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Sorry for the late reply. I had to go out today. I just took a quick look at the tutorial, and I'm a little confused. On my PC, the "enable protected mode" box in the security tab is ticked, and the "enable enhanced protected mode" box in the advanced tab is unticked. Should I tick them both or only one?
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