OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) [fully up to date]
Browser: Google Chrome v 20.0.1132.57 [latest version]
In the background: Microsoft Security Essentials, Prevx, Spybot-SD Resident
Router: Sky Sagem F@ST2504n
In my Chrome bookmark bar I have bookmarks for, amongst other things, http://www.google.co.uk
Last night I found myself sucked into TVTropes
, after initially only intending to look up one specific thing.
While on TVTropes, I mouse-wheel clicked on my Google.co.uk bookmark on the Chrome bookmark bar as I wanted to Google something related to what I was looking at on TVTropes (I can't remember what I was initially looking at, but somehow I eventually ended up on Cthulhu
A new tab opened, and went to... the router admin 192.168.0.1 instead of google.co.uk.
I tried again... and the same thing happened. And again...
After a couple of minutes / few minutes, everything was normal again. Clicking on the Google bookmark opened a new tab for Google.
But... WTF? Why did it do what it did for that few minutes or so?
Browser issue? Temporary DNS weirdness? Something nasty?
I don't think
it's due to malware. I had actually run full system scans earlier in the day with MSE, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware (free), and the free Trend Micro Housecall scanner. All were clean. I've also run full scans this afternoon (while in Safe Mode) using MSE, MBAM, SAS, and Spybot S&D. All were clean. I also don't see why any Malware would want to send you to a common router admin IP address when you want to go to Google.
Any ideas? It's all (seemingly) fine now, but I am curious...