I got another malware redirect from myLot, this has to stop.

@topffer (30744)
France
November 19, 2017 9:30am CST
A ransomware again (I already got one last month). Alright, it happens only about once a month on a laptop, but it is killing this community. I have never complained about myLot, but we have to stop this. This time it made me angry, and I have decided to identify the responsible. I have now parameterized a paranoid firewall for myLot for this hunt : everything coming from myLot has to be authorized. Soon or later I will know who is the guilty advertiser. It can take a month more, but I am very very patient. When I will find it, I will tell you what IP to block to enjoy fully this site.
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@pgntwo (21767)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
Another one joins the battle! I identified www3. MyLot. Com as one site to add to your block list. You can see the sequence of pages opened in this screenshot of my history, reading from the bottom of the shot upwards to the top. I have switched to Ghostery browser on my phone, no pop-ups so far.
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@JolietJake (41560)
19 Nov
@topffer www 3.myLot.com is not myLot
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
@JolietJake Even if it only does a redirection, it cannot be anything else than a subdomain owned by myLot.
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@JolietJake (41560)
19 Nov
@topffer I think you are wrong
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• United States
19 Nov
@topffer Thanks for the info! I have blocked most adds because of this problem. Sadly it has also happened when I try to read a post so I'm not sure if there might be someone putting code into their articles.
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@JolietJake (41560)
19 Nov
It is impossible to put code into a discussion
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@JohnRoberts (41271)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Nov
This is ongoing issue. It seemed to just affect phones but this is the first instance I have heard on a laptop.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Nov
We have had that problem but it was coming from a Traffic Exchange and other so I gave all of them up and that did help. Hope it does not happen here though.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
I have only used EasyHits4U. Surfing on Linux, I do not care a lot about Windows malware, but these ransomware are annoying, as they play with scripts. I hope I will identify who sends to them.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Nov
@topffer It was not them no it was another one I was in and I knew it was them all the time so I dropped them. I miss Easyhits4u as I made a bit of cash every now and then. Very sad story about all that now.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 I think EH4U still exists. I also left it a few years ago, it was too time consuming for what I was earning with it.
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@Susan2015 (18750)
• United States
19 Nov
Sorry that happens to you. It can be very annoying when it keeps going on.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
Thanks, but I am ready to face the next attack.
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@MALUSE (33008)
• Denmark
21 Nov
All this as well as the comments is beyond me.
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@YrNemo (8744)
22 Nov
@topffer So it was really from mylot?
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@topffer (30744)
• France
22 Nov
@YrNemo Not directly. I am still waiting for a response.
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@Platespinner (18579)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Nov
I really hope this problem can be resolved!
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
I also hope it. It made me angry today and I have decided to help to solve it.
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@Madshadi (4960)
• Brussels, Belgium
19 Nov
When I heard people complaining about malware I thought it must be targeting US users only. But this is the first time that I see a complaint from a member outside US. I’m glad it didn’t get to my device but I do hope that it will be solved soon.
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@paigea (21249)
• Canada
19 Nov
Wow. Amazing you know how to do that.
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@YrNemo (8744)
19 Nov
You got a malware? (I thought such a thing only happens to simpletons like me! Tempted to give you a hug, but that could be misinterpreted.)
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@YrNemo (8744)
19 Nov
@topffer Do let us know please! The only time I got trouble with a virus which froze my laptop was about a decade ago. A PC game from the old demonoid website caused that. I reported that naughty uploader right at once.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
20 Nov
@YrNemo It did not happened to me since the 1990's, when a virus came with a CD offered by a magazine.
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@YrNemo (8744)
20 Nov
@topffer You are serious! Didn't know that staff from some magazines could be that nincompoop .
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
19 Nov
It's happened to me a few times, but not lately. Crossing fingers. It's completely annoying to say the least. Ohhh, I better learn how to block an IP .
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
Blocking an IP is not difficult, you have just to put it in your hosts file. Finding what IP to block is the problem here.
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@pgntwo (21767)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
@topffer It moves, it seems...
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
20 Nov
@topffer I'm not a techy - all seems difficult .
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@poehere (17879)
• French Polynesia
20 Nov
I haven't had any of these issues on this site. However, I know a few people now who aren't coming back because of this. Happy hunting and hope you can find out where this is coming from.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
20 Nov
It does not happen often, but several members have left because of that. I am following a track, but it is too early to tell if it is the good one.
@poehere (17879)
• French Polynesia
21 Nov
@topffer Yes, I did read a few members jumped ship because of all the malware and redirects coming from this site. I have never had an issue like this before ao far so good. But if I do, I'll do as you are doing on my comptuer. Onl6y way to trap them and find out who is behind t his mess.
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@amadeo (48196)
• United States
19 Nov
I had one earlier from here.It cost me a bundle.
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@amadeo (48196)
• United States
19 Nov
@topffer yes did not had much choice.Just would not go away.I shut it down and reboot it etc. How else am I going to unblock it.I am not computer savvy like some.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
19 Nov
@amadeo Sorry that you had to pay. We have to stop that on myLot.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
27 Nov
Good thing, I don't experience it in my laptop at the office. Though, it seem to pop up one time when I was using my iPad at home.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@topffer Oh now i understand. Thanks for sharing this with us. It. is important t to all of us to know about this.
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@1hopefulman (20419)
• Canada
22 Nov
All the best in your hunt!
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@topffer (30744)
• France
23 Nov
Thank you, I already found what IP was responsible for the ransomware and sent a report to myLot.
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@1hopefulman (20419)
• Canada
23 Nov
@topffer That's great news!
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• United States
29 Nov
Thank you, I would like to know.
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@kepweng (6407)
24 Nov
is ransomeware have a Connection to Bytefence?
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@FayeHazel (11863)
• United States
22 Nov
You're awesome to do the detective work. I haven't had an issue yet. Maybe I'm lucky
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@jstory07 (58007)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov
Thanks for sharing this information with us.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
20 Nov
I should perhaps better not have told it until the end of the investigation.
@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Nov
That's bad news. I hope you're able to find the guilty party.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
20 Nov
Not this time, but next time I will be able to tell it. Or I hope so.
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