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#195543 23-Apr-2016 17:21
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I just noticed yesterday that one of my websites I own keeps redirecting to another website -  - it redirects to this weird one asking me to renew my domain.


This only happens when accessing it from my Wifi Network.


Happens on every machine (2 desktops and 1 Laptop) and my mobile connected to wifi.


On Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.


When I access my website using my 2d network on my S6 mobile, it loads fine.


When I access the website on the laptop on my home wifi network - it redirects to this weird one asking me to renew my domain.


When I change the laptop to use my mobile phone as a hotspot - my website loads properly


What has taken over my modem in order to redirect my website to one that is asking me to renew my domain that I already own.


I have run scan on my computer I use - and it removed a crossrider virus - ran the scan again and it has been removed.  Doing a virus scan which is taking longer - but I doubt it will find much more than.


But if all machines are affected - it would seem that whatever it is, is on the modem, because the moment I use my mobile data, it works properly and I see my website, - so if it was  a virus, it would still redirect my website to the stupid one wanting me to re-buy my owned domain.




I'm really confused, does anyone know what is happening?




I look forward to hearing from you.

"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems" - The Book of Counted Sorrows

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  #1540797 23-Apr-2016 19:00
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This sounds like the dns has not passed its TTL and thus is being cached for your DSL network

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  #1540949 24-Apr-2016 06:42
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PIng it on both connections and see what IP is returned.




Check what DNS the router is set to use, many allow for cross site scripting to change settings, so a malicious webpage or that virus you removed could easily set the DNS server to one that hijacks your connections, so put it back on what it should be and change the admin password if that is the case.




Otherwise it could be the ISP doing something stupid with caching it.



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