Windows 10: weird MS Edge browser attemted hack ?


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home 64 10.0.15063 Build 15063
       03 Jul 2017 #1

    weird MS Edge browser attemted hack ?


    Someone used Edge to attempt to login as user 'meisterB' in one of my financial accounts, as when I opened Edge and went to that website, the username meisterB was filled in as if remembered. I never use Edge, never, except this time. It worries me. This happened while I have had Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium up to date and running. Wtf?

    I did a clean install of Windows 10 about two months ago, and I use Firefox 99.9999999% of the time. I just do not get how the above happened, what might be going on, seem very suspicious.

    I have installed several open source software programs, could one of them be behind this, even with my anti-malware allegedly providing real time protection? Should I uninstall some of the open source software to protect myself? I also installed a free version of DxO optics Pro 9, that is not opensource. I have never had issues with opensource software in the past (7-zip, Libreoffice, Abiword, Clementine, Greenshot screenshot grabber, etc)

    Any thoughts, suggested actions? Or do I just let go of this?
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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home 64 10.0.15063 Build 15063
    Thread Starter
       03 Jul 2017 #2

    Here is a list of my current opensource software, which I have never had issues with for years:
    • VideoLan VLC media player
    • Sumatra PDF viewer
    • Tea text editor
    • Musescore 2
    • 7-zip
    • Abiword
    • ASIO4All
    • Free RAR Extract Frog
    • Gedit text editor
    • Tea text editor
    • Libreoffice
    • GIMP image editor
    • ImageMagick


    Here is a list of new opensource software I installed recently:
    • Clementine music player
    • Greenshot screenshot grabber
    • Irfanview image viewer
    • Lightspark (replacement for flashplayer)
    • pnotes sticky notes


    Here is a list of closed source software I installed recently:
    • Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (to discover Windows product key)
    • DxO Optics Pro 9 free image editor
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  3.    03 Jul 2017 #3

    Run CCleaner and remove everything in EDGE. Then download MalwareBytes 3.0 and run a Full scan. You can use the free trial version.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home 64 10.0.15063 Build 15063
    Thread Starter
       03 Jul 2017 #4

    I will do that. I do have Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium, always running for live real time protection. I have used CCleaner before not on my 10 system currently so I am going to get and run ccleaner now! Thanks!
    Last edited by coderjoe; 03 Jul 2017 at 13:54. Reason: type
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