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Browser Backbutton Comandeered - Is this a bug, a virus?

     
9:00 am on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have recently found the backbutton in my browser goes to ExitJunction.com.

I have not downloaded nor installed this.

Is it a virus or malware?
Where does this come from?
Can it be removed?
How do you remove it?

All help appreciated

Earwig
9:38 am on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Urk. Does it do it all the time, or only after you've visited certain pages? The back-button hijack via site code is old; a cursory lookup turns up articles going back several years. (Oldest I saw was 2009-- there's even a post or two here [webmasterworld.com]-- but needless to say I didn't look very carefully.)

If they've found a way to commandeer your back button full-time, this is something new and it's bad news. Er, worse news.
11:53 am on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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there is probably some javascript on the page that is manipulating the browser history.
if this is happening to all pages, i would assume it's a browser add-on doing this.
2:51 pm on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys.
It is not happening all the time, I will try to make a note of where and when next time and supply more information.
:)
Cheers