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Author Topic: Malware?  (Read 3304 times)

bob.gas

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2020, 09:47:14 AM »

I have removed Chrome now and only have Edge & Brave.

I'm using Brave as the default, and not had the dreaded pop-up yet. :fingers:
Not sure if it's my imagination, but it seems to be faster.
Is there a technical way to check the speed of browsers?
« Last Edit: August 30, 2020, 11:57:18 AM by bob.gas »
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bob.gas

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2020, 12:12:20 PM »

Well, that's interesting.

I just opened Edge and guess what?
Yes, the McAfee popped up again.
Still nothing on Brave yet though. :)
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bob.gas

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2020, 11:04:07 AM »

Oh dear, it hasn't gone away completely.
It shows it's ugly head whilst first starting the PC from sleep.
It doesn't pop up frequently like before in the EDG browser. ::)
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petef

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2020, 08:31:22 PM »

Opera used to have a feature in its ad blocker to compare the speed of pages with and without ads. There were often big  differences.

If you want to measure speeds now you will need to use your browser's developer tools. Those will show in detail what content and ads are taking time but it leaves you to do the adding up.

One big advantage that Opera has is that ad blocking is built in and so it can outperform any extension. I have not been tempted to try Brave as I understand that it substitutes ads rather than completely blocking. I whitelist ads from Kitz and a few other sites.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2020, 09:44:15 PM »

As this seems to be malware maybe you should consider using something like Malwarebytes. It has a free trial period during which you could scan and see what it finds, and also establish whether it can fix this issue permanently.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2020, 11:49:17 AM »

Ads are almost always the biggest page hog, web page loading speed is lightening with them disabled but I morally don't like doing that as if everyone did it we wouldn't HAVE websites to visit.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2020, 09:43:35 AM »

That's true.
One forum I visit regularly won't let me into some of it if I have a blocker.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2020, 03:22:35 PM »

It's back again.
Brave didn't stop it afraid.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2020, 03:44:14 PM »

When you posted an image of the pop up it did not show the entire window, its not clear if this is displayed in a browser pop up or some other kind of pop up window can you post a whole screen image when it next happens so we can see how it appears. Hopefully there wont be anything private in the background  ;)

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bob.gas

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2020, 04:55:50 PM »

OK Stuart, thank you.
I'll try again when it shows it's ugly head.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2020, 09:34:17 AM »

The guys on this site will guide you through what to do regarding malware/viruses. I've not had the misfortune to actually use them, but I've read through a couple of caes in the past. Worth a shot:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-help/
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2020, 05:36:12 PM »

The guys on this site will guide you through what to do regarding malware/viruses. I've not had the misfortune to actually use them, but I've read through a couple of caes in the past. Worth a shot:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-help/

Thanks for the advice,
 I am actually in the middle of dealing with one of their gurus on this problem.
But because I'm pretty useless with the Tech side of PC's, I'm struggling. :blush:
He is very patient with me I must say.

If I manage to get it right, then I'll let you all know the outcome.
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petef

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2020, 05:42:20 PM »

I've just noticed that my bank offers Malwarebytes Premium for free. That is RBS but presumably applies to NatWest too, perhaps other banks offer similar.
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bob.gas

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Re: Malware?
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2020, 06:31:33 PM »

I have premium on a 14 day trial at the moment.
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Re: Malware?
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2020, 10:25:00 AM »

I've just noticed that my bank offers Malwarebytes Premium for free. That is RBS but presumably applies to NatWest too, perhaps other banks offer similar.

Free for both RBS and NatWest customers.

They give you a free license to use on up to 10 devices.

https://personal.natwest.com/personal/fraud-and-security/malwarebytes.html

https://personal.rbs.co.uk/personal/fraud-and-security/malwarebytes.html
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