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Offline parre.colto

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Even very well known websites such as Wikipedia, I will randomly get a pop up. Even when visiting Avast.com, I get the same pop up and I'm wondering if it's anything I should be worried about.

Randomly, Avast will cancel a connection to two different websites:

search.stints.com

&

search.softy.org

I have no idea how or why these connections are being made. It randomly started doing this last month. When I go to these websites, they seem to be generic information websites?

Does anyone maybe have a clue on what I'm experiencing? It only happens while I am using the Vivaldi web browser.

Thank you!

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A screenshot would help to determine the cause/reason.

If you aren't specifically making the connection, then it is either a bad browser add-on/extension or something on your computer trying to get out to the site.  This is where a screenshot helps to determine what it might be. 
Have you added or updated a new browser extension ?

If using the same browser when this happens, try running your browser with extensions disabled or a different browser does this still happen  ?

If it happens again do a screen capture and attach it to your next post.
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You were right!  ;D

It ended up being one of the adblocker extensions I was using. It must've been trying to create some kind of weird connection, I've just uninstalled it.

Thank you!

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You're welcome.
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