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Chinese networks redirecting to wpkg.org

Posted on April 28th, 2015 at 1:18 PM EDT

A couple days ago, I got an e-mail message from someone who was having trouble with being redirected to wpkg.org frequently. We fruitlessly explored a number of possibilities, including adware, hacked sites and hacked wireless routers. As more reports have surfaced over the intervening period, though, it looks like this is a problem that only people connected to networks in China are experiencing.
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Eliminating browser redirects and advertisements

Posted on December 6th, 2012 at 9:53 PM EST

Windows users have been plagued for years by malware and junkware that causes their web browsers to redirect to undesired pages, advertisements to be injected in web pages, changes to the home page and search engine settings and other undesirable behaviors. Unfortunately, this is now spreading into the Mac world. Reports of these kinds of issues are becoming increasingly common, and confused users don’t know how to handle it. (I hear a lot of comments like, “I Googled it, but all the instructions were for Windows users!”) So what is a Mac user supposed to do when faced with such problems?
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