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Frequent Intrusion Attempts


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Palmergeddon

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Hi all.
 
I'm getting frequent notifications from Norton about blocked intrusion attempts on my laptop. They can be JSCoinminers, Trojan adclickers, or even fake tech support redirects. These happen throughout the day and always originate from Firefox. Along with these, I'm also getting popups about once a day (sometimes twice) from Norton about large outbound network traffic from my computer. The popups recommends me to run Norton Power Eraser, and I have run it a few times, but it only returns unused shortcut icons or Windows DLLs that I can't remove, anyway.
 
I've also run MalwareBytes and Adwcleaner on normal and safe modes too, but they haven't fixed the issues.
 
This has been going on for about a week now. I'd reinstalled Firefox 2 days ago and that appeared to have fixed the issue but the popups returned again today. I've "refreshed" the Firefox browser twice now but that hasn't helped. I also use Chrome and occasionally Opera but these don't seem affected.
 
I believe it originated from clicking a link in a dodgy email. I'm a scambaiter so usually I'm pretty safe with these things, but I guess I mustn't have been thinking straight when I clicked it. I did close the tab before the page fully loaded, however.

 

 

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zep516

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Hi! My name is zep516 and Welcome to Geekstogo!
I'll do the best I can to resolve your computer issue
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, don't continue Stop and ask! Never be afraid to ask questions! :)

Sorry for delay still need help ?

When you removed Firefox did you remove "user data an settings" ? This may be required to help fix any issues. If you remove user data an settings you will need to save bookmarks as they will be removed.


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Nope - frustratingly, pretty much right after I posted this it went away. Well over a month later and it still hasn't come back so I think it's okay :)


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