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  1. As you closed my thread, I cannot reply to it, so I am posting this (which will likely be removed, so be it): If you install Amazon Assistant from the Firefox extension site, among other things, you do NOT get Java installed. The information you posted may well be accurate for the site that you provided a link to, which I had never seen; its information may well be true for that site's link to Amazon Assistant, but not for using Mozilla to provide the extension for Firefox. Other problems cited in your link may be true for the Mozilla-provided extension, but that would be at least somewhat surprising, I word it that way as some such extensions have in the past been found to be problematic, but Mozilla does try to determine the safety of such files before posting them. With that, I have expressed my opinion and also have excluded Amazon Assistant from MWB, thanks to the link to the instructions thereunto provided by MWB.
  2. At the risk of seeming to be argumentative, I do not understand why a Firefox extension which has to be intentionally downloaded and installed, to the best of my knowledge, would be considered a PUP. The intentional process of downloading and installing it, do not meet any reasonable definition of "unwanted." If it is then decided that it is the "unwanted" part of PUP, it is an extremely simple process to remove it, not even requiring a reboot.
  3. MWB is reporting Abb@Amazon.com.xpi as a PUP. I believe that that is the Amazon Assistant extension for Firefox, which was isolated by MWB, and which, after I finished the MWB process by restarting the computer was no longer installed in Firefox.
  4. RetiredChief

    VLC update

    VLC updated 1328MDT this date.
  5. VLC updated 1328MDT this date, after blocked yesterday.
  6. RetiredChief

    VLC update

    Not fixed as of 1613 Local (MDT) Wednesday 12June2019. MWB reports Exploit blocked.
  7. I cannot say that I understand why this is now in the Chrome forum, given that it says in the message above that it is being moved to the Browser Extension product and that I rarely use Chrome, Firefox being my default browser, where I do have the MWB extension. Of course, given that I rarely understand anything, perhaps that explains why I don't understand this, either....
  8. Site continues to be blocked, and Malwarebytes continues to not show this in Reports.
  9. As it happens, I had looked there, but did not find anything for the entire month of March, 2019, so I wondered if perhaps I was not looking in the correct area. I just looked there again, and again found no entry that pertains to my report. The last entry for sites blocked is dated 10January2019.
  10. I would be happy to submit the Protection Log, but it seems to be protected, given that none of my on-line searches as to where the log would be found have actually sent me to wherever it is that the log is kept. Were you to provide me with a correct location and name of the desired file, then I will post said log here.
  11. All of the links in today's email, such as this, which I copied from the original text of the email link, are blocked: <http://trk.klclick.com/wf/click?upn=3Dku9YZpFmhxFpSsKcAH8UVlouaIBuJRnJ5ehz= qQR2qD-2B0N5PBGy2dQNGvQmVUBP6QEU05MzoERr6IBifUu0E3gea90tbN4h21o-2FHCSI4HTZI= -3D_KN-2B-2FPNtFzolEz-2FFO7CSc3CQC6uIln7ZG2VHdoFZNoNru8XQdmLDkcpgBeMtZN71qm= IS1eJL8deS6oShVeSXhRuSmWruD44-2BKk6a6kClzFx882d3n4g7Dx84h0dFriVtWl9mP7gQcdx= 9Zd7u7-2Bb8OqNXC9aJWHawh6aH-2BqEWJTyiWx1GiVQZV5c9fWFAdE9pDcZMdRVrIKMdHmJ7OL= wr-2BOtPxAO4W9KHPmOVqH5vA5qJK3xekyp5mHPwK7-2FZ2IdXZrtpbJtpNgvbnBSK-2BbEugtz= ZvRsGiOV2bUWegMuGy0lVur4Mlf4cffE0h5OIdVIKNtN7oJE8uFNTr6GCekgR8La1MsyRJaeeSY= 8O-2FOKVP894q9ZiYorvheTEi1culR-2F2ETpKgPEMN3VkTQyr0-2B8eA4Q-3D-3D> They go to a reputable vendor, as you can see from using the above link, http://www.atlanticbritish.com/ In this case, the actual link opens on the correct page for the products that the email states are available by clicking on the link for those products in the email.
  12. The url is shown in the text of my original message; it is the entire first paragraph. After reading your reply, I copied that, put it into the URL bar in Firefox, and had no problem accessing the form. However, when I encountered the problem yesterday, I clicked on whatever it is that says "Oh, good ahead and let me into the site, please." I suspect (don't know, just suspect) that the setting carries over even after a restart, which I did earlier today for an updated program. I told MWB to ignore the warning, as the site is, as far as I know, safe. When I did, i got the expected form on-screen, just as I do frequently, that is, the format was the same, the text of course changed for the specific prtition Why the link is so long I have no way of knowing; I clicked on the link in the email, which took me from Thunderbird to Firefox; when I got the clickbait warning, I simply copied what was in the Firefox URL box, and, later, copied iit nto my original message
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    Daily Kos

    https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/letters/sign-and-send-the-petition-to-senate-democrats-shut-down-the-senate-to-end-the-shutdown?detail=emailaction&amp;link_id=8&amp;can_id=24bee22375975ef18d26774be9e2bc29&amp;source=email-sign-and-send-the-petition-to-senate-democrats-keep-shutting-down-the-senate-to-end-the-shutdown&amp;email_referrer=email_476908&amp;email_subject=sign-and-send-the-petition-to-senate-democrats-keep-shutting-down-the-senate-to-end-the-shutdown Stopped as Click Bait.
  14. The extension was updated a day or so ago (discrepancy of dates between the download site and the installed extension.) Forum no longer blocked..
  15. That does not look like a valid URL to me, with its http and https. This works: http://officecommunity.com/
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