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Drum roll. And the web browser in question is ...?
What happens when you load the unidentified web browser in its safe
mode and retest going to some "Google" page?
When you exit your web browser, is it really completely unloaded?
Exit your web browser and look in Task Manager to check that there are
no remaining processes still loaded for that web browser.
Recently I have been getting a new page in RED popping up while I am on
Google which says...
Google is a company, not a web page. So exactly WHERE were you (what
URL) when you saw the popup? google.com, gmail.com, voice.google.com,
froogle.com (shopping.google.com), or somewhere else? Google owns
(well, leases) hundreds of domains.
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Is that a popup inside your web browser or in a separate window? If
outside the web browser, you can use SysInternals' Process Explorer to
find out what process owns that window. In PE, click on the web icon
toolbar button and then on the window in question. PE will highlight
which process owns that window.
When you see that popup, was the unidentified URL to "Google" the
first one visited when you loaded the unidentified web browser? Or
had you been web browsing across many sites for awhile and then this
Any ideas as to which company is behind this SCAM and how I can
eliminate these pop-ups?
Lots of sources. It's rogueware (sometimes ransomware).
Whose DNS server are you using? No, don't go by what it should be but
go look in the TCP/IP properties since DNS switchers/malware could
have you retrieving A records from a malicious or hacked DNS server.