Malvertizing at variety.com?
I disagree with the theory being espoused by some in that thread (that the site is hacked and/or htaccess has been manipulated). This is because:
- the thread author is complaining that the redirects are occurring as he browses the site
- it is not affecting anybody else who has posted to the thread
Such symptoms lead me to believe that there is malvertizing being displayed somewhere on the site - I agree with jwp_var. It is interesting that the behavior only seems to affect Firefox...
The complained of URL, proweb-info.com/soft.php?aid=075676&d=1&product=XPA&refer=dc77b3921 is definitely bad, leading the victim to the fraudware site advancedproscan.com.