04-10-2014 02:53 PM - edited 04-10-2014 02:54 PM
I've seen this article:
and checked this site for references to "heartbleed bug" with no success. Any information, anybody?
Also, I've started getting an annoying bug that duplicates what seem like random words and turns them into links, like the illustration here. Any idea how I can have picked it up and how I can kill it off? I run the same software on this laptop as on my PC and that machine doesn't have the problem. I'm also getting pop up ads on this site, even running Adblock Plus.
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04-10-2014 03:18 PM
Is your system using OpenSSL??? I highly doubt it so in terms of your system there is no problems, with users it is about changing passwords at the systems and servers that do use OpenSSL (HTTPS)
Like Email passwords, online shopping accounts etc. with your ISP, Gmail, Yahoomail, Amazon .....................................
The symtom you describe sounds like PUPS.
04-10-2014 03:37 PM
" Also, I've started getting an annoying bug that duplicates what seem like random words and turns them into links, like the illustration here. Any idea how I can have picked it up and how I can kill it off? "
Where do you see this? Browser, Windows folders etc...
From the screenshot you have posted I cannot understand much.
04-10-2014 09:54 PM
don't think you will understand
A lot of ISP's have mail servers that when you have your ISP account password the main email account also uses the the same username and password.
A family could have more than one email account with with the ISP, for mum dad, kids etc that has a different email address and password. But the master account has the same password as the one your PC users to log into the internet.
Example only the info is not factual but just to show what is meant
ISP account for systems logging into network
username : Quadsie
password : 4pistons
Email address Quadsie@slingsot.co.nz (master account) same password as above (dual purpose)
cats email account
The cats account does not have any ISP account rights and is email only it is not like the master ISP account for systems connecting or that email.
Could be that same with the likes of Verzion, AOL Telsta, BT and so on
That is different than accounts wirth say Gmail, yahoo, Internet Banking, where it is not also the ISP account logon so does not involve your systems logging into the ISP network.
So if your email is with your ISP the passord could more than likley be dual purpose meaning that when you change the password for the master email you are also changing the password for the ISP network logon.
04-11-2014 08:53 AM
04-11-2014 09:46 AM - edited 04-11-2014 09:52 AM
Back again. I've had a look at Tech Outpost and note that the posts are dated 2009, so why is this an issue now, I wonder?
As for examples of the irritating ads, here are four. The first appeared as soon as I went on line. Certain key words are picked out and the ads seem to be tailored to the word. Feven Pro seems to be a clue.
The second is what apppeared when I opened Norton Support. Note the relevance of the ad.
Third shows what I saw when I logged on to this forum. In this case, no relevance to the page. Clicking "Do not show again" doesn't work, naturally.
Photo 4 shows the selected word highlighted and duplicated, with relevant ad.
This stuff only appears on the laptop and only since I changed the hard drive using a Sandisk cloning pack. Have I not been vigilant enough when using this software?
04-11-2014 10:59 AM
Looks like you have adware installed, jolly wallet etc.
Try to run a full system scan with MBAM Free version.
See if it can pick & remove anything.
If not, maybe you should visit one malware removal forum, where an expert should be able to remove all the possible adware installed on your system.