Author Topic: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything  (Read 594 times)

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Offline sonyboyj

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Avast isn't even saying its a threat its just a popup and i tried to delete it but couldn't which is then when i realized its running in the background :( i zipped the file and sent it to Avast. https://i.imgur.com/UKzRzwX.png

update: MBAM is also not detecting a threat. no clue where it came from i haven't downloaded or installed a file in a long time.
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Offline Rundvleeskroket

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Re: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 01:01:28 AM »
I think the problem with cryptominers is that some people run them deliberately. If Avast removes the software without asking, they'd be pissed off and rightly so.

If you don't want this, uninstall it.

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Re: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 01:07:34 AM »
i never installed it. i totally forgot about the Uninstall lol i just deleted the main folder, now when i press uninstall it says it already is or can't find the folder. God Dang crypo miners and script websites throw at your browser. no idea how i got it

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Re: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 01:13:41 AM »
Yeah, scary stuff. It shouldn't happen without consent. I assume you are running with admin privileges?

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Re: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 01:14:29 AM »
Yep, i should turn that off

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Re: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 01:15:53 AM »
But the constantly nagging screens get so annoying. I know  ;D

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Re: The joys of drive-by's? anyone else get this, i didn't install anything
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 01:19:24 AM »
yes they do :)