Windows 10: My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked?

Discus and support My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Was surfing the web. Scanned a Zip file at VT, said it was OK. Downloaded it. Before extracting, scanned with Defender and MBAM, both said clean.... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Greyslate, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Greyslate Win User

    My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked?


    Was surfing the web. Scanned a Zip file at VT, said it was OK.
    Downloaded it.
    Before extracting, scanned with Defender and MBAM, both said clean.
    Extracted & re-scanned again Defender & MBAM said clean.
    Opened a new browser to scan extracted folder on VT.
    UM.. the VT home page is totally different?

    See pics.

    My normal
    My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked? [​IMG]

    (I had first VT scan still open)


    Hijacked ?
    My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked? [​IMG]

    (also changed toolbar icon for both )

    FWIW :Toolbar addy didnt change still (https :// www virustotal com/)


    This doesn't look right. Did I just get hijacked?
    Please help.

    :)
     
    Greyslate, Aug 6, 2017
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  2. Jsssssssss, Aug 6, 2017
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  3. I want utility load for browser to surfing web safe and block malicious URL. Please the tell me know ?

    I've never used it and I wouldn't see any reason to use it....

    Personally, I prefer to not install too many browser extensions.

    When I want to check a link, I just go to VirusTotal.

    But: VirusTotal also offers browser extensions, see:
    https://support.virustotal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002700745-Browser-Extensions


    And just a general advice: Be really careful with Chrome extensions. There are lots out there which are more or less malicious....
     
    Jsssssssss, Aug 6, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked?

    It looks like a simple home page change you should just be able to set your own home page
     
    Samuria, Aug 6, 2017
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  5. Greyslate Win User
    Thanks for reply, VT is not my browser home page. I don't think I explained it well, let my try again.

    My toolbar bookmark for VirusTotal address is https :// www . virustotal . com/ .

    I opened a browser window(first) & using the toolbar bookmark went to VirusTotal. The VT page looked like it normally does (first pic) and the https :// www . virustotal . com, matches my bookmark.

    Then I scanned a file (came up clean) & left that browser open.
    I downloaded and extracted that file.

    I opened a new (second) browser window & using the toolbar bookmark went to VirusTotal (in the second browser window), however the VT page looked totally different (second pic).

    Beside the visual change between the two browser window's I noticed the following.

    The web address on the (second) browser automatically changed to "https :// www . virustotal . com/#/home/upload".
    The "Icon" of the toolbar bookmark for both browser windows changed.
    My toolbar bookmark address has not changed.
    If Google VirusTotal & follow that link I get the page like my first pic.

    Thoughts?
     
    Greyslate, Aug 6, 2017
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  6. Helmut Win User
    The first one seems to be just an old version. Keep refreshing the first one and you eventually get the newer version.

    You maybe have not cleared your cache, or not re-done Favourites/Bookmarks links recently.
    I get the same thing on 3 different Browsers.

    Quite right to be suspicious.
     
    Helmut, Aug 6, 2017
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  7. pyramid10 Win User
    Might it be a function of having two different (but same) browser processes running, versus two different windows of the same browser process running?

    If you were to open a new tab in each browser window and click on the Virus Total bookmark, what would be the result(s)?

    I am curious about the ZIP file. On the one hand, you are (overly?) cautious by doing so much scanning of it. On the other hand, you're not offering its name and link for possible peer-reviewing via sandboxing.
     
    pyramid10, Aug 6, 2017
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  8. Greyslate Win User

    My VirusTotal page looks different, browser hijacked?

    Sorry, thought I replied & marked this as solved.
    I'm going with what Pyramid said about multiple browsers. After I cleaned everything, shut down & restarted, it was back to normal.

    Pyramid,
    Yes I am overly cautious (some might even say.. paranoid).
    I did not know I could offer something for peer-reviewing.
    For future reference how would I do so?

    Again,
    Many Thanks.
     
    Greyslate, Apr 5, 2018
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