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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 10:31 am

I indirectly ended up at a bad site and my computer was taken over with the typical ransomware offering (phone number, phishing, etc.)

I shut PC down and ran Malwarebytes which reported no problems. When I restarted SeaMonkey, my PC was taken over again.

I shut down again and when I restarted SeaMonkey, this time (unlike last time) I was offered the option of "Start New Session" or "Continue Prior Session". I selected "Start New Session" and so far everything is fine. Curious that this option wasn't offered the first time!?!

In any case, kudos to the developers for providing this life-saving capability. SeaMonkey rules!
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 11:45 am

Peter are you using any 'crud/Adblocking' extensions ?
Might want to install this.... https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock-for-f ... -1.16.4.20

@I'd run this, https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 12:16 pm

Thanks for responding.

No, I run SeaMonkey clean and lean (and don't have any extensions that I can think of).

How is adwcleaner more thorough than malwarebytes in general (which I ran twice)?
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 12:33 pm

It would run cleaner with that Extension which I believe most of us use on all browsers.

@ADW runs fast and is very good at finding 'browser related nasties', if it finds anything you might want to post results here it here before deleting.
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 2:49 pm

Peter Creasey wrote:No, I run SeaMonkey clean and lean (and don't have any extensions that I can think of).

How is adwcleaner more thorough than malwarebytes in general (which I ran twice)?


You have a car and for safety you're using seat belts. Twice a day - at morning before driving to work you're clicking them on-off and at afternoon before driving home you're clicking them again on-off. What if something happens during drive? No, you drive clean and lean... and then drunk driver will hit you!

Similar situation with SeaMonkey - use some blockers (ADB+, uOrigin, NoScript) that works ALL THE TIME, not twice a day. You can tune them yourself (like I did) or use lists/filters prepared by communities/users.

Mozilla Suite and then SeaMonkey were designed for extensions. It's not a shame to use it. But it's wise to choose well what extension you need.

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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Which specific ad blocker do you recommend?
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 4:30 pm

mightyglydd wrote:Might want to install this.... https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock-for-f ... -1.16.4.20
Easy to disable on a site, just click the icon then the 'blue circle'' and refresh, to enable again click the 'white circle'.
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 5:43 pm

Are there particular settings to specify...or just use the program defaults?
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 5:49 pm

I use the program defaults + Filter list/Annoyances/Fanboy’s Social List...
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 6:17 pm

I assume: (i) your filter list are personal choices; and (ii) uBlock for FireFox is suitable for SeaMonkey also?!?
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Post Posted June 16th, 2020, 7:47 pm

As I said, with one exception I use the Default/'come with' filter list, it works great and yes that's the correct link for SM.
@ viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3061516
The End.
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Post Posted June 17th, 2020, 4:15 pm

TPR75 wrote:
Peter Creasey wrote:You have a car and for safety you're using seat belts. Twice a day - at morning before driving to work you're clicking them on-off and at afternoon before driving home you're clicking them again on-off. What if something happens during drive? No, you drive clean and lean... and then drunk driver will hit you!
Similar situation with SeaMonkey - use some blockers (ADB+, uOrigin, NoScript) that works ALL THE TIME, not twice a day. You can tune them yourself (like I did) or use lists/filters prepared by communities/users.


Your argument is persuasive. I have installed an ad blocker.

As a matter of curiosity, why did you not include uBlock with the examples you gave?

Thanks to everyone here for their good info and recommendations!
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Post Posted June 17th, 2020, 4:24 pm

I believe he/she did, 'uOrigin'.= uBlock Origin.
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Post Posted June 17th, 2020, 6:20 pm

Thanks, I didn't know about that reference. That's good to know.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 7:28 pm

I was offered the option of "Start New Session" or "Continue Prior Session". I selected "Start New Session" and so far everything is fine. Curious that this option wasn't offered the first time!?!

By default, it takes 3 "crashes" before you're asked.
Well, I thought it was 3, but this says differently, browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes - assuming I've found the correct pref (& assuming SeaMonkey isn't slightly different again).
Fire 750, bring back 250.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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