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Old 08-22-2016, 08:41 AM   #21
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:18 AM   #22
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My computer still gets freezing on TF. Nowhere else. There seem to be 20+ websites involved in every TF transaction. Getting stuck at present the culprit looks to be us.u.openx.net. what`s it for? Debugger seems to help.
I would not say "Oh merde !" even if I am sure you understand that very well...

Do with it what you wish, but let me explain :
1) Download and install the FREE version of "Spybot - Search & Destroy for Windows".
There are many free anti SPYBOT tools, some of them are... malicious softwares. Be sure you would download from the original website :
https://www.safer-networking.org
- Run Setup / Install with standard features, once again the free version only.
- Download updates, run Immunize, run a full check, Clean / Fix if required.

2) Download and install the FREE version of "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" for Windows from original https://www.malwarebytes.com
- Run Setup / Install with standard features, don't click on "Try the full version".
- Download updates, run a full check, Clean / Fix if required.


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Old 08-22-2016, 09:53 AM   #23
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What she said.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:04 PM   #24
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I use Chrome, with the AdBlock extension, and I've never seen an ad on TF, ever.
I use Firefox, with Adblock Plus...never see any ads anywhere.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:26 PM   #25
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Adblock is the way to go.
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Definitely agree. Firefox with Adblock Plus + WOT + Ghostery is very good preventive control and monitoring, could be the best.

If I understood correctly, first at all Bruce K needs curative treatments then preventive.
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I use Firefox, with Adblock Plus...never see any ads anywhere.
Unless you frequent Facebook. They are now bypassing the Adblock Plus filters. Boo! Hiss! (I have quit watching Facebook because of that -- I'll just have to see pictures of my grandchildren at Christmas I guess.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:15 PM   #28
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I haven't noticed that, and I'm there 2-3 x a week.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:29 PM   #29
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I haven't noticed that, and I'm there 2-3 x a week.
Check https://adblockplus.org/blog/ping-pong-with-facebook out, Peggy.
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I appreciate the advice, I`ll just need someone more savvy to help implement it, when they get home later today. Following Larry H`s advice,one site suggested first step was look for a recently installed program I did not install.I found and deleted one purporting to be a google game, which I removed.
Loading between threads on TF is now faster. I think, but am not certain the offending site I mentioned is not appearing. Time will tell.
I run a comprehensive AntiVirus package and do regular scans, which have been clear, but...
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I appreciate the advice, I`ll just need someone more savvy to help implement it, when they get home later today. Following Larry H`s advice,one site suggested first step was look for a recently installed program I did not install.I found and deleted one purporting to be a google game, which I removed.
Loading between threads on TF is now faster. I think, but am not certain the offending site I mentioned is not appearing. Time will tell.
I run a comprehensive AntiVirus package and do regular scans, which have been clear, but...


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Yup. That is what I did, as I said.
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Definitely agree. Firefox with Adblock Plus + WOT + Ghostery is very good preventive control and monitoring, could be the best.

If I understood correctly, first at all Bruce K needs curative treatments then preventive.
Are WOT and Ghostery windows things?
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Are WOT and Ghostery windows things?

Don't you feel sorry for them
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I thought this was FB (for boaters).
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This Luddite is DIY at present. I installed AdblockPlus, no problem.
But safer-networking.org (see #22 from Pilou) want me to accept maps and make them my homepage as part of the download. Should I do that?
PS. Since Adblock, I`m already not getting the plethora of hooked on sites at every thread change. Woo hoo!
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This Luddite is DIY at present. I installed AdblockPlus, no problem.
But safer-networking.org (see #22 from Pilou) want me to accept maps and make them my homepage as part of the download. Should I do that?
PS. Since Adblock, I`m already not getting the plethora of hooked on sites at every thread change. Woo hoo!
Scroll down then download from "Ad-free download at Safer-Networking Ltd." Never use Mirrors websites.
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Thanks Pilou, that helped, install complete, but like my existing paid AntiVirus etc subscription, it found nothing, which is reassuring. I hope the 2 systems get along well. For now it looks like I`m ok. At least until the computer bursts into flames!
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Obviously Pilou is very au fait with things IT. Her help will come in very handy at times I can see. I am lucky I have a son in IT. if we get stuck we call him in. He just rolls his eyes, says "let's have a look", and sorts it out in no time, often leaving us feeling a bit silly we did not see the obvious. Not as easy now he's moved out into his own unit though. Fortunately being on all Mac at home, we are still saved a lot of the malware threats. Maybe not for much longer, however. Up to now I have no trouble on TF with strange ads etc, Bruce, but I'm glad it sounds like you've got a fix already.
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