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Offline muroko

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Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« on: April 19, 2015, 08:55:39 AM »
Hi. I too had that issue in Opera with Adguard extension. Sometimes i got the popup when i opened Opera, or later, when i opened a random webpage. Now i dont get the message since i removed Adguard. My question is: Am i safe? Was that a false-positive? Can i have it still lurking in my system if not?

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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 09:48:05 PM »
what does this mean?  :o it would be a lot more simple to just answer my question. or at least burp something , like: "post in that topic", or "wrong category".
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 09:49:54 PM by muroko »

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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 09:53:06 PM »
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what does this mean?
It means, follow instructions and attach the requested logs, then a malware expert will answer your question(s)


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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 10:02:47 PM »
ah all right, let me get those logs

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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 10:22:59 PM »
Read here what kind of intrusion has happened. Chrome should keep such abuse at bay!
http://blog.elevenpaths.com/2015/04/fake-adblocks-in-chrome-web-store-leads.html
Fake Adguard code in backgroind js.file  ::)

To check extensions: chrome-extension://lkakdehcmmnojcdalpkfgmhphnicaonm/options.html#

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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 10:34:33 PM »
I don't use Chrome, i use Opera. here are the logs, hope i did everything as i was supposed to do.

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« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 10:48:11 PM by polonus »
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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 10:47:20 PM »
so basically it's best not to use any ad blocker extensions?

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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 10:52:26 PM »
It is best not to use adguard for the moment, until the abuse has ceased, you can safely use uBlock,
a decent adblocker I prefer over ABP.
For your Opera browser uninstall adguard and install uBlock from here:
https://addons.opera.com/nl/extensions/details/ublock/?display=en

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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 10:55:11 PM »
Logs look clean


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Re: Adguard? Is it safe to use or not?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2015, 10:57:11 PM »
thanks very much to the both of you, i already installed uBlock just now. Have a nice day!