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Old 30 May 2014, 09:21 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
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Sometime the two things (web page with code and a resident virus or hijack) are working together. You can close the web page but the hijack/virus/malware is still present and will show up again.

Or, a browser hijack will redirect to a web page that attempts to install a virus or other malware.

A browser hijack looks like it is coming from outside but is actually 100% resident on your computer. Antimalware software often doesn't detect browser hijacks.

Edit: But I think you are probably right, this particular thing is some dodgy web page code that has slipped into some companies add stream and is being propagated to snopes.
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