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#1 badDEW

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

Every now and then I get system defender showing up on web pages and then ie locks up and I have to use task manager to close it down. Have run malwarebytes several times, rtkill, twice before mal running and of course eset but have found nothing on my machine show system defender or other bug. Tried hijack this and found about 10-12 item under 023 with missing files but since usually they are services didn't really want toselect fix it. Any ideas on this system defender virus, thanks.



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:00 PM

Maybe some adware is causing this. MBAM usually removes System Defender. Check to make sure MBAM has the

latest updates. If you haven't run it recently then give it another chance after you are sure it is up to date with latest signatures.

 

Give the two programs below a shot at finding and removing the cause.

download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

 

  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 07:18 PM

I came here and posted reply 2 /3 days ago but don't see anything. Anyways, ran both programs and only had a couple of items to clean up; I had thought I was getting hijacked but that's not the case either, there are just some sites I try to go to that I get locked up with system defender or java update required and end up using task manager to close them. Thanks, these are so nice programs to have around.



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 07:52 PM

So the attempts to get you to download system defender is site specific....

 

If you are using Firefox you should try NoScript add-on and Adblock Plus Add-on. Especially NoScript. It blocks

all scripting from running except the scripts you specifically allow. Frankly, if I used Windows and had to choose

only one security program....it would be NoScript. There is a small learning curve...but it is worth it.

 

If you use Google Chrome, there are two script blockers and Adblock Plus - Chrome offered as Add-Ons.

I don't use Chrome so I won't suggest which script blocker to use in Chrome. Just be sure to get the extensions from

the Google site. Here's one...NotScripts - Chrome

 

Blocking Third Party/ ad/ tracking cookies may help, too. Disable third-party cookies in IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome | How To - CNET


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”





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