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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-05-2020, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Last few days malicious pop-ups have been appearing here with iOS Safari claiming Adobe Flash Player required an update. That can not be, FLASH is famously not available on iOS devices. Steve Jobs rightfully hated it.

See attached. The pop ups capture all control and cannot exit but for closing tab. Brave Browser (a Chrome variant) was the only way I could keep this site open long enough to post.
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I've not seen them at all but among my "protections" I do use a pop-up disabler with FireFox.

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I had that pop up, thought something was wrong. Didn't bite fortunately.
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I just stopped using Internet Explorer (outdated now) on the lap top (and desk top) for the exact same pop up / reason (per my computer GURU / friend). Same to get rid of it, "end task"...

I use the Chrome browser now (somewhat different pic/tabs), and absolutely no issues.
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The Brave browser is sort of boring, you miss all kinds of stuff like this.
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I use Adaware with my Chrome browser. Haven't seen many pop ups in ages. Don't see many ads, either.
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I use Adaware with my Chrome browser. Haven't seen many pop ups in ages. Don't see many ads, either.
Plus 1 on Adaware, Malwarebytes and TDSS Killer.. The top picks per my puter guy along with Norton...

NEVER any pop ups otherwise...

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I say again, Norton is a pig and slows systems down. Removing it completely is a manual process of editing the registry (Windows) because it's uninistaller won't. It's like a virus itself in that way. As someone who supported hundred of Windows machines, in a company with thousands, we dumped Norton for that reason.

Running multiple AV can have them fighting each other because each intercepts IO in ways that look like a virus to the other AV and it takes time for them to resolve those conflicts. If you find you need 2, then neither is doing a complete job.
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I say again, Norton if a pig and slows systems down. Removing it completely is a manual process of editing the registry (Windows) because it's uninistaller won't. It's like a virus itself in that way. As someone who supported hundred of Windows machines, in a company with thousands, we dumped Norton for that reason.

Running multiple AV can have them fighting each other because each intercepts IO in ways that look like a virus to the other AV and it takes time for them to resolve those conflicts. If you find you need 2, then neither is doing a complete job.
Before retiring I supported hundreds of Windows computers too. We used Norton as well, and I grew to absolutely hate it. One of our guys finally found a script that would remove it, and it took a long time to run; Norton hid stuff everywhere. Sometimes it would fill the hard drive with TMP files -- thousands of them. I won't allow any sort of Norton product on any of our home computers now.

FWIW, I'm using Google Chrome and AdBlock Plus on a Windows 10 machine now, and I haven't seen any popups on this site that I can remember.
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I'm not a computer guru by any means, I like simple. Run Task Manager in Windows, see what is running and the resources it uses. I do run Norton 360, not annoying to me except to occasionally ask to install extensions for my browsers, which I refuse. Currently using roughly 30Mb of memory. Schedule cleanup tasks to get rid of all temp files, etc. Not seeing a problem with it, perhaps suggest what is better.... I don't even hardly know it's there and don't see it slowing me down. Maybe you have older Norton, yes it was slightly annoying.

Perhaps upgrade your RAM (I have 16GB), best thing you can do to speed everything up and it's cheap. I suspect those with issues haven't got enough overhead. Helps also to have plenty of extra hard drive space as Windows uses it all the time to buffer virtual RAM and swap files. They say 10% free space for swap file space, bump that up to 30% minimum.
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