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New "reset" feature in Chrome to stop Browser HiJackers


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#1 boopme

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

To help keep your browser settings under your control we added a reset browser settings button to Chromes settings page in October.

Despite this, settings hijacking remains our number one user complaint. To make sure the reset option reaches everyone who might need it, Chrome will be prompting Windows users whose settings appear to have been changed if theyd like to restore their browser settings back to factory default. If youve been affected by settings hijacking and would like to restore your settings, just click Reset on the prompt below when it appears.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

Interesting but doesn't IE already have this?


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

Interesting options! :)

 

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:37 AM

Please read This topic.

 

As quietman7 points out, many minor "infections / scams" are due to Plug-Ins and Extensions.

 

I have found that the Extensions etc, are where a lot of these minor problems are.

 

These are the two most common solutions to eliminating the pop-up ads.
 

Find the Browser that is used (or causing the problem) and it works.

1. Open your browser and disable (uncheck) all extensions.

Make a list, then one by one, re-enable each extension to see if the pop-ups start appearing again with that particular extension.

Once you identify the responsible extension...permanently remove it but let me know which one it was so I can update the above list.
 

* How to Disable Extensions in Google Chrome - How to Uninstall Extensions in Google Chrome
* How to Disable Extensions and Plugins in Firefox - How to Remove Extensions/Uninstall Plugins in Firefox
* How to Disable Extensions in Internet Explorer
* How to Disable Add-ons/Extensions in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
* How to Disable all add-ons in Firefox, Internet Explorer

2. If needed - Create a new browser user profile.
* How to Create a new browser user profile in Google Chrome
* How to Create a new browser user profile in Firefox
* How to Create a new browser user profile in Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome          

 

I have posted these resets for a few problems, and then just used avast! toolbar cleanup, with AdwCleaner by Xplode, and Junkware Removal Tool by thisisu for the clean up.

 

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free (aka MBAM) is always ideal for other heavy infections, but by cleaning Extensions and Plug-Ins many of the problems are removed

You will be surprised how many bits are removed with these simple steps -

 

Anything much more is better handled by the Malware Removal Team.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:37 AM

That option existed for a long time in Chrome. Why is Chrome blog posting about it now?



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:57 AM

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Despite this, settings hijacking remains our number one user complaint. To make sure the reset option reaches everyone who might need it, Chrome will be prompting Windows users whose settings appear to have been changed if theyd like to restore their browser settings back to factory default. If youve been affected by settings hijacking and would like to restore your settings, just click Reset on the prompt below when it appears.

 

.......maybe there is a touch of necessity here.....I do observe, in my somewhat limited experience, that Chrome appears to have the lions share of problems in the AII forum.....(settings hijackings, etc)


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