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#1 Argoneer

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:39 PM

Whats the secret for stopping Firefox from hauling in unsolicited safebrowsing from Google??
I have Firefox 3.5.1 and have unticked the boxes for reported attack sites and forged sites, it does no good, the google packets come rolling in anyhow :thumbsup:


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#2 boopme

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:57 PM

Hello I am going to move this to the Am I Infected forum. We may be.
Not sure what you mean.." hauling in unsolicited safebrowsing from Google"

Are you being redirected..having pop up pages??

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Edited by boopme, 13 December 2009 - 09:00 PM.

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#3 Argoneer

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:11 PM

After wiping the hard drive. and reloading a pristine image, (never near the internet)...and then logging onto the web, within a matter of a minute or so I will see a lot of "safe browsing" packets arriving from google.
I wish to remain in control of this computer since I paid for it and I pay for the power to run it, google needs to learn some manners and ask before acting like they own the place. I want to be able to block google out when I want to.

I'm not worried about phishing sites. Googles big brother paternalism is more of a threat than some hacker moron.

I have run Malware bytes and everything is clean. I have an extensive firewall setup, I can't totally block the google pest because they own youtube where I get my tunes for band practice. Anyone have a an ugly stick that works on google??

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:15 PM

This is not an infection problem. The problem is googles policy of arbitrarily putting their list of bad sites into every computer that arrives online. I will put it where it might get a reply.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

Sorry for the delay... yes ask in Web browsing.
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:39 AM

Thanks boopme. I head over there now.




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