Is chess.com carrying a virus?

astronomer111

On this site, yesterday and today, I keep getting redirected away while playing. Norton pops up on the screen to tell me it has blocked a malicious tech support site.

Only happening on this site, so anybody else seeing it?

astronomer111

Category: Intrusion Prevention
Date & Time,Risk,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,IPS Alert Name,Default Action,Action Taken,Attacking Computer,Attacker URL,Destination Address,Source Address,Traffic Description
2/14/2020 9:17:11 PM,High,An intrusion attempt by pesthole5.online was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,Web Attack: Fake Tech Support Website 263,No Action Required,No Action Required,"pesthole5.online (85.17.31.152, 80)","pesthole5.online/ln/bFQ3D8axeWStBZVLEe2sLYWRF8WFUQwnIu.6Pl49WI9.GXsjj2XGcV9AX_AWhsP3rRLbKTAdUvzRLsy0qicJiYxVAB0J3afR9W4pcuWYh6Jh.T2renPvsG3H.AVSIZsDfZ5yP5kDGv0wXs7UxVodJimAYWBd3rJJmPVm2cllco3N9zJHCdt0eTVKefR53qeEXiXm2Ah.igVBiii0Yr0nr6HlNfAHNVYHiqdWvr731Eml5URJb0HEeVXzVkqNmtTgFzGs_c8op8zieivX2e8DLSDrnUOTEys6iaA3kR0RTFrQhTbtThoOEsNK_FjxU7JTiKgnuszOaSQ9JAuFbLQ_fTPudWekdj7j1OU7sNHDE49uZL0a2UewwuxyeAtN692xD4wwBbVDAlT1dHULdy_ciX0FZEK3KSfuAHv6NDc8xXsqq.qq","AL-KIDDER (10.1.1.168, 63643)",pesthole5.online (85.17.31.152),"TCP, www-http"
Network traffic from <b>pesthole5.online/ln/bFQ3D8axeWStBZVLEe2sLYWRF8WFUQwnIu.6Pl49WI9.GXsjj2XGcV9AX_AWhsP3rRLbKTAdUvzRLsy0qicJiYxVAB0J3afR9W4pcuWYh6Jh.T2renPvsG3H.AVSIZsDfZ5yP5kDGv0wXs7UxVodJimAYWBd3rJJmPVm2cllco3N9zJHCdt0eTVKefR53qeEXiXm2Ah.igVBiii0Yr0nr6HlNfAHNVYHiqdWvr731Eml5URJb0HEeVXzVkqNmtTgFzGs_c8op8zieivX2e8DLSDrnUOTEys6iaA3kR0RTFrQhTbtThoOEsNK_FjxU7JTiKgnuszOaSQ9JAuFbLQ_fTPudWekdj7j1OU7sNHDE49uZL0a2UewwuxyeAtN692xD4wwBbVDAlT1dHULdy_ciX0FZEK3KSfuAHv6NDc8xXsqq.qq</b> matches the signature of a known attack. The attack was resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME3\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MICROSOFTEDGECP.EXE. To stop being notified for this type of traffic, in the <b>Actions</b> panel, click <b>Stop Notifying Me</b>.

 

Martin_Stahl
astronomer111 wrote:

On this site, yesterday and today, I keep getting redirected away while playing. Norton pops up on the screen to tell me it has blocked a malicious tech support site.

Only happening on this site, so anybody else seeing it?

 

While it is possible that one of the ads from the ad provider is causing it, you might get a good malware scanner and verify you don't have something else on your system.

 

If you notice a specific ad that is triggering the Norton print, you can also report that ad.

 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/community/reward-earn-diamond-membership-by-finding-and-reporting-bad-ads