Recently was browsing and clicked on a link to the following address:
(In code blocks so you cant accidently click it)
Clicking on this quickly loaded 2-3 different sites before I closed the tab. Looking through the history, theres some strange urls it redirected to:
http://defender.error.com-dxnxcsuhcz.in.net/1/index.html?a=JCD&os=Windows&browser=Chrome&isp=Comcast%20Ip%20Services%20l.l.c.&ip=MY IP HERE&r_src=56cfd578fa7ddb7749c3f499&r_src2=&r_src3=&r_src4=&r_src5=&vcid=1b24ec59-8032-43d0-91e1-3e17a4c5bd56&r_os=&r_browser=&dfn=(877)%20429-9679&dn=%2B18774299679&clickid=d50HCFQ8A1S23FURGFRNQK7K
as well as others like:
My question is, these redirects seem purposely malicious. Without clicking on any of the content in the urls that were loaded, could malware/virus or other malicious code infected my computer or browser session?
Environment: Win 7 64bit Chrome browser
I'm often very cautious on what I click on because of redirects like this, so I'd like to know if my cautiousness has any logical grounds.