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Fix for Chrome redirecting to URL when opening a new tab

I was helping a friend fix his hacked site when I had to disable ESET to check where his injected code was (because the website ran an img iframe hack to download a trojan on the user’s machines). I found the issue and told him what to do but had my own machine infected in the mean while :(

Chrome kept redirecting me to his website when I opened a new tab (which thankfully Chrome kept warning me was a malicious page). If I kept a tab open with his site, it wouldn’t redirect me again. The problem was localized to Chrome only so it was a browser based problem.

Simple fix, clear cache and clear old plug-in data. Voila! ;)

Created: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 01:00:42 +0530
Categories: Hacks, Tutorials
Tags: chrome, fix, hacked, solution, trojan, virus