Need Help Rewards.amazon.com-rewards redirect

Discussion in 'Malware Removal Assistance For Mobile' started by Matthew Blake, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Matthew Blake

    Matthew Blake New Member

    Sep 26, 2017
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    Device model:
    Note 8
    Super User:
    No
    Infection date and initial symptoms:
    Yahoo stories sometimes redirect to Amazon reward scam
    Current issues and symptoms:
    Same as
    Steps taken in order to remove the infection:
    Virus scanning, deleting internet cache, sacrificing chicken
    Yahoo.com news stories keep getting redirected to rewards.amazon.com-rewards only happens on Yahoo, is annoying as heck.

    I've uninstalled any recent apps, tried demands and avg and both detect nothing, tried deleting browser cache but to no avail.

    My current solution is just not to use Yahoo at all as it happens on no other site. Any ideas?
     
  2. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

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    Have you checked your Wifi DNS settings so you don't have any malicious DNS set?

    /steel9
     
  3. Matthew Blake

    Matthew Blake New Member

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    Happens on Wi-Fi or 4G sadly :-(
     
  4. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

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    That's strange. Do you use a VPN when this happens?
     
  5. Matthew Blake

    Matthew Blake New Member

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    Not to my knowledge!
     
  6. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

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    Okay, and which browser are you using? (Chrome, default Samsung browser, ...)
     
  7. Matthew Blake

    Matthew Blake New Member

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    I've tried it win both.

    Just tried returning to Yahoo with both browsers and Wi-Fi on and on 4g. Can no longer replicate it. Could it have been something on Yahoo rather than my phone? I've never experienced it on any other site.
     
  8. Matthew Blake

    Matthew Blake New Member

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    I spoke too soon. Just managed to get it again.....
     
  9. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

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    Strange. If possible, try with another phone/tablet. The last cause I can imagine is if you have any addons/extensions to your browsers if you have tried both browsers and it happens on both of them. Otherwise I believe the issue is on Yahoo rather than your phone.

    /steel9
     
  10. Matthew Blake

    Matthew Blake New Member

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    That's the conclusion I'm coming to too. Haven't another tablet/phone to try it on. Will check to see if there are any rogue extensions, thanks for taking the time to advise me.
     
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  11. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

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    No problem, hope you find a solution or hope Yahoo fixes it if it was their fault.

    /steel9
     
  12. AndyP

    AndyP New Member

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    Seems very much like something to do with yahoo, I also get this problem only on Yahoo, which itself has gone down hill over last couple of years, think time to just stop using it all together.
     
  13. Fairgrace

    Fairgrace New Member

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    Hi, unfortunately I get the same issue when I use ebay on Chrome. I'm on a Samsung s4 and this started a couple of weeks back. I've done a factory reset but today it started again after using ebay for a while. It's not the app, it's directly on Chrone. I've skanned the mobile but there's no virus. It's very upsetting though as I worry my privacy is at risk. What can I do?
     
  14. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 10

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    Perhaps a factory reset is not enough.Try a hard reset.Don't forget to backup your data
     
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