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Offline jaspermanila

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What to do with this pop up?
« on: February 02, 2024, 03:35:52 AM »
Hi,

These last few weeks I am getting pop up warnings that www.whirgaki.net is being blocked, as  URL:Malvertising on www.whirgaki.net.

I did a deep scan with Avast and also used housecall online to make a scan, but without any results.

How can I solve this?

Thank you in advance!



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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 03:46:55 AM »
I am somehow not able to include the images here, but here are the URL's

https://ibb.co/PcyHTyD
https://ibb.co/JqjGbTz
https://ibb.co/BryP57v
https://ibb.co/bKC68RM

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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2024, 06:18:14 AM »
Sorry, but don't follow urls outside the forum.

See attached pictures below to do your work.  We'll be better able to help you that way.

Two ways to screenshot your warnings:
  • Alt+Print Screen
  • Windows logo key + Shift + S to start a snip of malware alert
Open Paint via Windows Start then hit 'p' for paint

Control + V to paste image

Save image to desktop

Now follow attaching instructions found below:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.1.6099 (build 24.1.88821.762)  UI version 1.0.797
 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.2.6105 (build 24.1.8918.827) UI version 1.0.801

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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2024, 08:55:10 AM »
Thank you, here are the screenshots.

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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2024, 08:54:59 PM »
Thank you for the alerts.

Suggest first clearing your Google Chrome browser by opening your browser and then doing a CTRL + H.  This should bring up your browser history.  You should see 'Clear Browser Data' to the left.

Follow instructions found in attached png file.  Be sure to untick what you do not wish to clear/remove.

Additionally, question?  Do you have any sort of privacy security extensions running in your Chrome browser?  Such as uBlock Origin?  If no, then I can provide a list of suggested privacy security extensions if you require.

Privacy security extensions will block malvertising and malware links from appearing in your browser.  You cannot click what you cannot see.

Let me know if these steps resolve your issue.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.1.6099 (build 24.1.88821.762)  UI version 1.0.797
 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.2.6105 (build 24.1.8918.827) UI version 1.0.801

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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2024, 01:32:14 PM »
Thank you mchain!

I have deleted the browser history.

Yes, please provide provide a list of suggested privacy security extensions if you have time.


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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2024, 07:47:16 AM »
Better now?

Suggested list of browser extensions:
  • uBlockOrigin
  • Privacy Badger
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
  • Decentraleyes
You can find these security/privacy extensions at the Google Web Store here:  https://chromewebstore.google.com/?utm_source=ext_app_menu OR
Google the extension names and go directly to websites:
eg:  https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=ublockorigin&atb=v385-1&ia=web
uBlockOrigin has quite an extensive Filter List in addition to their default settings.  Currently have over 311,000 network filters enabled, and 246,000 + cosmetic filters enabled. 

Result is much faster page loading on any website and no ads loaded with only placeholders visible if I want to click on them (which I don't as a rule).

Can't get infected if malicious links don't load in your browser and you can't click them.  Only install what you need however.

I use DuckDuckGo as my home page instead of default Google home page.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.1.6099 (build 24.1.88821.762)  UI version 1.0.797
 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.2.6105 (build 24.1.8918.827) UI version 1.0.801

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Re: What to do with this pop up?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2024, 02:34:57 PM »
It worked, I deleted the cookies and it went away.

Thank you.

I do have another warning, which I will post in another post.