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14 minutes ago, marjiemiller said:

Careful now. There also seems to be a virus posing as the google gstatic website which then screws up your browser, network and computer.

http://www .safebro[.]com/gstatic-com-virus-remove

Don't be fooled that it just has the same name as a valid google process. Move slowly here or you may regret it. Do not give it privileges until you are sure it's not an impo stor.

It's happening on my computer too this morning. I'm going to move slowly and continue to allow the block until MalwareBytes says otherwise.

Posing as a valid process is the easiest way to break into a computer. MalwareBytes is blocking it for some reason. It may be an impostor.

I was the Mac programmer at McAfee many years ago. My test virus was called "Casper the Friendly Virus". If Casper got thru, you knew you weren't safe! :O! :)!

 

Well, all I did was update malwarebytes and the notifications went away, and there are no new popups either.  Nothing mentioned on that page is present on my computer: there is no gstatic extension on google chrome, I have no popups, and Norton, Malwarebytes, etc. all give my computer clean bills of health.  I think it's safe to say that it isn't the gstatic virus but a false positive on malwarebyte's part, at least for me anyway.  If you aren't finding anything on your computer, then the same applies to you as well.

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It seems to have stopped by now.

Btw I find it fascinating that after only one hour this forum entry is indexed by Google and shown on the first page when you search for "gstatic". How does that work? Is Google constantly checking certain web sites?

Regards
Thomas

 

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4 minutes ago, MadDemon64 said:

Well, all I did was update malwarebytes and the notifications went away, and there are no new popups either.  Nothing mentioned on that page is present on my computer: there is no gstatic extension on google chrome, I have no popups, and Norton, Malwarebytes, etc. all give my computer clean bills of health.  I think it's safe to say that it isn't the gstatic virus but a false positive on malwarebyte's part, at least for me anyway.  If you aren't finding anything on your computer, then the same applies to you as well.

yes, seems to have stopped. Hope that's the end of it. I have been having annoying problems with my computer and TimeWarner slowing to a near crawl, which are described as symptoms on the gstatic virus removal page, but they could be happening for alot of other reasons too, like 95% RAM usage...;)...but hopefully, google has protected itself against gstatic posers...back in the day, we used to do a jump table size check confirmation on say, the "OpenFile" system function, to make sure it was the REAL "OpenFile" system function and not a poser virus in a wrapper...;)!!!

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Sorry for the delay folks. It was indeed an F/P. The block was removed earlier and the domain whitelisted, to prevent it happening again.

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