'Click' problem gives MS webpage
In the last 24hrs I have been getting a Microsoft webpage 50% of the time left clicking on anything, whether it is an info entry or an action button. I disabled all extensions thinking it might be one of them but they produced no change. The page is always the same (
hxxp://www.reimageplus.com/lp/rgn/index.php?) and is nothing relevant to anything anywhere on the page. I scanned my system with ClamavTK anti virus with nothing found.
Has anyone else had this happen?
Does anyone have suggestions as to further identifying the reason for this?
Even a comment might produce a clue!
Hi, this is not a Microsoft page this is adware, there are several pages about.This is one but without warranty > https://malwaretips.com/blogs/reimageplus-popup-virus/
1st of all, you're really in Linux?
Did it come out in particular site or just keep coming out? If it in particular site, leave them, don't look back. If it coming out then;...
Try these 1 by 1;
- Try to clean cache & cookies.
- Clean Vivaldi profile.
In Linux, it's virtually impossible to have an application accidentally land on your system then run automatically. So I doubt your system got hit by an Adware.
A lot must be done to make a file run as application/executable & more if you want them automatically run.
Well, the page you gave only normal Ads page. The page it self not an adware.
Only if you download or use that Windows Cleaner (in Windows obviously) it could be filled with "naughty" stuff.
Won't do much if you choose Wine to run it either. It just probably destroy your Wine profile.
That kind of Ads only happen if the website owner really... well "idiotic". They didn't check our actual OS. Sometime I met them on cheap website.
To combat ads & popup blocker, the webmaster usually programmed it on mouse hover or after mouse click. That's the only part they're not "idiotic".
Lately, I found an increase of this kind of tricks. No my popup blockers could block them. Script blocker can't too, as most of time they programmed it in internal-script. If you block, internal-script, they just don't show any contents to solve that.
@dleon Thanks for the reply. Yes I'm really in Linux Lite 3.6 Xfce. I cannot remember what site I had visited just before it happened, but I have an interest in tech and news sites which I skim looking for allsorts, so I have no idea where it could have come from. It is now a constant, 4 out of 5 clicks produce one of these weird pages, mostly the one I mentioned originally, but sometimes a couple of others crop up, a malware warning page, and also an error 404 page.
I have Clamav and it reports clean. I can clean cookies and cache but they have no effect.
I'm about to uninstall Vivaldi, ensure all traces are gone and reinstall. I will save bookmarks first but if the problem remains I'll start completely afresh.
Btw there are no similar probs with Firefox or Opera.
By the way, also I'm over 70 and haven't visited a porn site for literally years!!
tech and news sites
Those kind of popups tend to show up from there. Famous Tech sites do this too.
We can't do much if the site it self programmed that way, except leaving.
It is now a constant, 4 out of 5 clicks produce one of these weird pages, mostly the one I mentioned originally, but sometimes a couple of others crop up, a malware warning page, and also an error 404 page.
I do abit of research about this "reimageplus". It does known as adware. Problem is, all involving Windows.
One clue that make sense, probably one of your extensions. You said you already try to disable all with no avail.
One thing not tried (because you mentioned you want to try it last), completely uninstall your extensions. Just backup/copy/rename your current profile & use fresh & clean Vivaldi profile for this. Try to reinstall each extension then test one by one.
There are no similar probs with Firefox or Opera.
Yeah, while they're not detecting OS, they're probably detecting supported browsers (sniffer). Really common practice. There's a lot of those things out there.
haven't visited a porn site for literally years!!
Those sites understandably advertise same stuff in their own line of works. It's hardly to find computer tech pop-up under those sites. Except the tech... well you know.
@dleon Thanks for your help, but I appear to have solved it. Kept the bookmark backup, complete uninstall ensuring nothing was left in various folders, reinstall from packages and replace bookmarks with the backup saved earlier. So far no recurrence. Even reinstalled extensions, all fine. Now I'm a bit more aware I will try to id the troublesome site. I admit I was just too trusting that viruses would not appear in Linux! Thought I was more in control than with Windows.
I did uninstall all extensions first but problem remained, so etc.
Thanks for your help and encouragement dleon, it's good to know some folk care!
Good to see you made it. With your own effort too. Good job.