I caught a Google Chrome malware extension from clicking on a download link on the partner site

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  1. subGENRE

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    I dont know if there is a mac eqivalant, but malware bytes just recently aquired 2 browser/malware utils that Ive been using for years. ADW cleaner and JRT (Junkware removal tool). I love to use these when I am onsite cleaning clients systems just because they generate huge reports that I print out and submit with my invoice. Im talking like 20+ pages of the receptionist shopping for shoes on chinese sites when no one is looking, lol. The combo of MBAM, ADW, and JRT usually finds and cleans everything. MBAM will probably integrate these into their scanner in the future Im guessing. Or make it a PRO feature. I hope they dont and keep them separate and free
     
  2. Matt777

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    (if we are talking "malware" over USB device fw) ..can it infect your comp even if it's all the time in your possession and used to transfer files, used as boot,.. only on your pcs, tvs,..? tnx
     
  3. subGENRE

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    Was using noscript with firefox but with chrome i use ScriptSafe. You can just right click on elements on a page to allow them individually, or allow all for this session, trust the whole domain etc. Stops the nonsense on peeplink (and skidrowreloaded) Takes some extra clicking until you get it used to your trusted sites, but its a small price to pay for keeping safe. Also try ghostery (stops tracking) and ublock origin (ad popup blocker). I have all 3 running.
    So I can copy filesharing links to paste in oboom.com with out all the windows and tabs trying to open. Especially the ones with loud music from a burried window that scares the crap out of me late night.
     
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    No. :no:
     
  5. twoheart

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    Ok, @Hans242, you're a registered user of AS/AZ but you'll need to register with peeplink as well. Nice and easy. So you'll see no Popups any longer. Sometimes peeplink forgets about your login, so just log in again and Popups are gone.
     
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  6. Hans242

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    Ow! I didn't know this! I guess that was my problem! If I had only known that earlier! Thank you!
     
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    maybe you take this lightly, but it is not

    only true computer warriors can navigate the lower worlds unharmed


    you must be able to distuinguish friends and foes and act accordingly

    you think this is a joke? Well, maybe, but if you want great service and safety, work for money and pay for your software
     
  8. Hans242

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    You wouldn't believe how many thousands of dollars, euros and pounds I already spent on software plugins AFTER testing them extensively on AudioZ!
     
  9. yuriswita

    yuriswita Newbie

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    it appears that you may have unwanted software on your Mac which has made changes to your system settings. To resolve this issue:

    1. Download the Chrome policy remover.

    2. Right click it and select Run as administrator.

    3. Click Yes at the confirmation prompt and allow the process to complete.

    If you see a message saying that Windows protected your PC, click More info > Run anyway.

    I would also recommend that you carry out the following steps:

    1. Install and run the Chrome Cleanup Tool (Windows only).

    2. Scan your computer for malware/adware using malware removal tool

    3. Uninstall unfamiliar or suspicious extensions.

    4. Uninstall suspicious programs from your computer that you don't remember installing (Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs/Programs and Features).

    5. Reset your browser settings.


    Let me know if this helps!
     
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