URL keeps redirecting to a random site

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i am using a clean install of win 7

I was testing bing, i typed in a forum i used to visit...i clicked the hyperlink and instead of ending up at the forum a random page popped up asking for a plugin to be installed...i exited the page...i typed the url of the main site into my web address bar and again was redirected to another random site.

I exited firefox and used google and clicked the hyper link to the forum from there and then the website appeared correctly? what could this be? cross site scripting? search engine poisoning? maybe the webmaster of the site was responsible.

i have ocd...
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Would it be any adobe plugins? they are needed to run after you format your drive and start using internet again.
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Zealous wrote:
Would it be any adobe plugins? they are needed to run after you format your drive and start using internet again.

no it's not that. it was the redirect
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Sounds like the server selectively redirects visitors depending on the referrer. Who is responsible is up for debate, but behavior like this is typically the result of the website being hijacked.
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i suppose....the redirect was a blank page asking for a plugin with a .pl extension. the first redirect was done through bing.

Then i entered the main url of the site and it was about to happen again...blank page with obscure url...i exited firefox.

i typed the forum into google and clicked from there and all loaded fine....

unusual to me

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