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Offline wilson_esp

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Google search on Chrome causing Avast threat warning every time
« on: January 07, 2023, 11:26:34 PM »
Hi everyone - hoping I can get some advice on this please.
I use Google Chrome and every time I do do a search, either in the web bar or within the google website, I get an Avast pop up saying:

WEB THREAT SECURED
We've blocked a threat URL:Blacklist on https://exampleroi.com/jumbleoflettersandnumbers.js from being downloaded

In the details underneath, in 'process' it says something about Google Chrome Helper.

I have tried deleting and reinstalling Chrome, I have cleared all of my cookies and data. I don't seem to have any strange looking plug ins.
I don't know what to do to stop it.

Thanks

Offline Rundvleeskroket

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Re: Google search on Chrome causing Avast threat warning every time
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 03:11:49 AM »
What version of Avast?

This might be spyware messing with DNS or the hosts file.

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Re: Google search on Chrome causing Avast threat warning every time
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2023, 12:20:45 PM »
I would make a note of Chrome extensions you need, then remove them and see if that stops the issue.
You can then add extensions you need one at a time, confirming no adverse behaviour after each one.

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Re: Google search on Chrome causing Avast threat warning every time
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2023, 02:38:38 PM »
I would make a note of Chrome extensions you need, then remove them and see if that stops the issue.
You can then add extensions you need one at a time, confirming no adverse behaviour after each one.
You could also disable all extensions and then bring them back (re-enable) one at a time to track down
the extension that may be causing this.
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