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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2015, 05:00:58 PM »
Yes. They seem to have stopped. If anything happens like this again I'll be back in the forums. Thanks everyone for all the help.  Lee

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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2015, 06:01:05 PM »
Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems 

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

Remove tools

Download and run Delfix
Select the options as shown



: Keep Java Updated :

WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article

I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser)

If you do need to keep Java then download JavaRa
Run the programme and select  Remove Java Runtime.  Uninstall all versions of Java present
Once done then run it again and select Update Java runtime > Download and install Latest version



Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

Malwarebytes.

Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Unchecky

Click on the link above to be taken to Unchecky.com
click the very large Download button.
click Save
Click Open folder
Right click on the Unchecky_setup and choose to Run as Administrator
Once open click the Install button.
Then click on Finish
Unchecky is now installed and will help you keep unwanted check boxes unchecked, this is a fire and forget programme  ;)

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide  Best security practices Keep safe  :wave:

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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 07:08:52 PM »
Stay away from Cracks. If you like a program, spend the money and support the author.
If you continue to use Cracks or illegally obtained software, there may not be any help the next time.
Hope this taught you a lesson. :)
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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2015, 07:53:41 PM »
Thank you both very much, I have performed all the steps you said to do essexboy.

Is it worth getting the paid version of Malwarebytes AntiMalware?

Again, thank you both. Lee

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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2015, 08:03:56 PM »
Is it worth getting the paid version of Malwarebytes AntiMalware?

Yes, definitely! Layered protection is the best. MBAM Premium is worth every penny.
Most of us use MBAM Premium. Other good downloads are...
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/
http://www.mcshield.net/
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
https://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html
http://www.superantispyware.com/

There are others but I'm not sure on how computer savvy you are.

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« Last Edit: May 28, 2015, 08:19:13 PM by Para-Noid »
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"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2015, 08:40:20 PM »
Are these all okay to run alongside one another?

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I like to think i know a bit about computers, obviously not viruses and malware.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2015, 09:03:54 PM by LeeMitchell1234 »

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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2015, 09:02:22 PM »
I have a license for Malwarebytes but choose to run it strictly on Demand not as a resident program.
I find version 2+ of Malwarebytes too system intensive.
All the programs listed by Para-Noid are safe to use.
I think it's a bit overkill if you use all of the Malware scanners but, I'm also not paranoid....  :) :)
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Re: Popup constantly saying "Threat has been detected" in Google Chrome
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2015, 11:16:08 PM »

I think it's a bit overkill if you use all of the Malware scanners but, I'm also not paranoid....  :) :)

I am.  ;D

There have been reports of conflicts when running both avast and Super Anti-Spyware "Pro" running SAS Free is fine.
If you decide to purchase SAS Pro disable resident scanning and leave the auto-update feature running.

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« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 11:21:20 PM by Para-Noid »
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"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.