Windows 10: Browser Malware Etc Solved

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  1.    13 Nov 2015 #1

    Browser Malware Etc


    A while back I commented on browsers, namely firefox, adding malware to their product. I was told basically that this was impossible if I got it from source, which I always do.

    I meant to produce some visual evidence but a bad memory let time slip by.

    Here is a screen dump of the problems found 10 minutes ago. The first scan I had done for a week.

    Two of them I can associate with - virginmedia, as I use their services.

    If these are an =issue due to my web viewing, then why does IE not get 'infected' ??
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bugs.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 8,185
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       13 Nov 2015 #2

    elbmek, those are mostly tracking cookies you pick up from web sites you visit. Nothing added to Firefox. Check any browser you use for a while and you will find the same thing. It depends on how you have your cookies set as to how many you will get. But it really doesn't matter how you set them, you are going to get a bunch of them in any browser.
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #3

    Thanks for that. After I had cleaned it out, I ran spybot and got 1 x doubleclick. I am now running MWB premium, so far - zilch. As an experiment, (as I was not happy with IE11 or 12 or whatever) I tweaked in to run IE7 compatibility. Its so much faster, less than a second and its on my screen. I may consider trying it again, as default.

    ps: like the memory ref in sig: my memory can only run 1 sec at a time.
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  4. Posts : 8,185
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       13 Nov 2015 #4

    No problem. I hope it helps, at least a little.
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  5.    13 Apr 2016 #5

    I decided to give the all new FF a try. but before I did, I did a spybot scan - clean.
    I installed the new FF and did another scan - a doubleclick spy/ad bug and another one I forget. And in FF. Nothing was added after FF was installed and the scan completed.
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  6. Posts : 8,185
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       13 Apr 2016 #6

    After using them for a short while, try doing a scan with superantispyware. It will find lots of things others miss.
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  7. Posts : 26,460
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       13 Apr 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    After using them for a short while, try doing a scan with superantispyware. It will find lots of things others miss.
    Very good choice I might add, been using SuperAntispyware for years, finds stuff Malwarebytes doesn't even look for.
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  8.    13 Apr 2016 #8

    I think this may need moving to spyware etc section. Anyway. I downloaded your recommendation

    looks like mainly adware tracking cookies and one called mookie1; demdex,scorecardresearch cookie, and others

    So really, how good is this software, i it worth browsing for others? Thanks mike, just seen your post.

    over 4400 still scanning; i hpe this is not going to take out anything 'innocent' ???
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  9. Posts : 26,460
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       13 Apr 2016 #9

    elbmek said: View Post
    I think this may need moving to spyware etc section. Anyway. I downloaded your recommendation it found 21 item in appdata\local\microsoft windows\Inet\cookies\

    looks like mainly adware tracking cookies and one called mookie1; demdex,scorecardresearch cookie, and others

    So really, how good is this software, i it worth browsing for others? Thanks mike, just seen your post.

    over 4400 still scanning; i hpe this is not going to take out anything 'innocent' ???
    After it finds all the files it lists to remove, it does give you a choice on weather to remove a file or not. I always just agree.
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  10. Posts : 8,185
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       13 Apr 2016 #10

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    After it finds all the files it lists to remove, it does give you a choice on weather to remove a file or not. I always just agree.
    I do the same. I run it about 3 times a week and delete anything it finds. It will usually, by default, put what it finds in quarantine. Go to tools > Quarantine and click the trash can. It will delete them all. It will also tell you whether they are tracking cookies or something else. Tracking cookies are just an annoyance. Too many of them can slow you down, but most are not dangerous. If it finds something more dangerous, it will usually tell you. I have never had it take out anything it shouldn't. Some small programs contain tracking features and it may take that out, but so far I have not had it take out anything important. If you are worried, leave everything in Quarantine for a while and see if everything still works right. Then delete them once you are sure.
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