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The other day I was on an iffy website. I noticed the Norton “Intrusion prevented” go off a few times but still stayed on the site for a few minutes thinking Norton is protecting me. I wish I hadn’t done that.

When I checked the logs later apparently there was a buildup of like 30-50 intrusions prevented within the five minutes or so I was on the site. It displayed the same IP address and attacker website for each intrusion except one which listed a different URL than the "Display Format" (Not pictured). Since then I’ve had nothing suspicious like that in the logs. But is it possible with this flood of attacks something may have gotten through or whatever that isn’t being detected? A few days later there were a couple more intrusions prevented from a near identical IP, minus one digit, and a bit of a different domain (2nd pic below). This could be because I accidentally landed on a similar or the same site.

Besides this there is nothing suspicious in the logs, or recurring. Just from when I was on the bad sites.

But.. Last night when doing a Google search I received the “Suspicious traffic” captcha. It was definitely Google.com and not a fake. I had just installed the Norton safe web extension so I’m really hoping there was a glitch there rather than something related to this. Norton, Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware scans come up clean. I've never run a VPN. I’m really stressing about this so any insights much appreciated.

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Hello @Cassie2012

An inbound attack may just be a remote system scanning but let me have you run the following and we'll check your system out.

Please temporarily disable Norton while running scans and make sure you re-enable it once done.

 

 

Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.
Temporarily disable your antivirus or other security software first. Make sure to turn it back on once the scans are completed.
Temporarily disable Microsoft SmartScreen to download software below if needed. Make sure to turn it back on once the scans are completed.
If you still have trouble downloading the software please click on Reveal Hidden Contents below for examples of how to allow the download.

 

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When downloading with some browsers you may see a different style of screens that may block FRST from downloading. The program is safe and used hundreds of times a week by many users.

Example of Microsoft Edge blocking the download

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STEP 01

  • If you already have Malwarebytes installed then open Malwarebytes and click on the Scan button. It will automatically check for updates and run a Threat Scan.
  • If you don't have Malwarebytes installed yet please download it from here and install it.
  • Once installed then open Malwarebytes and select Scan and let it run.
  • Once the scan is completed make sure you have it quarantine any detections it finds.
  • If no detections were found click on the Save results drop-down, then the Export to TXT  button, and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If there were detections then once the quarantine has completed click on the View report button, Then click the Export drop-down, then the Export to TXT  button, and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If the computer restarted to quarantine you can access the logs from the Detection History, then the History tab. Highlight the most recent scan and double-click to open it. Then click the Export drop-down, then the Export to TXT  button, and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If Malwarebytes won't run then please skip to the next step and let me know in your next reply that the scanner would not run.

STEP 02

Please download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Double-click to run the program
  • Accept the End User License Agreement.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan Now.
  • When finished, if items are found please click Quarantine.
  • Your PC should reboot now if any items were found.
  • After reboot, a log file will be opened. Attach or Copy its content into your next reply.

RESTART THE COMPUTER Before running Step 3

STEP 03
Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens, click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). If you've, run the tool before you need to place a check mark here each time
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.
  • On your next reply, you should be attaching frst.txt and additions.txt to your post, every time.

 

Thanks

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Thanks so much for getting back to me with the steps. I also ran an elevated command prompt for (echo > 0 & netstat -a -n -o >> 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0) as I read on another thread that could help. It's listed as CODE 2 below.

For the Malware Bytes scans I did one with "Advanced Log Data" in case that helps. I switched "Used Expert Algorithms System Algorithms" to on for both scans. Norton, MalwareBytes main app, and superantispyware come up clean also. 

CODE 2.txt AdwCleaner[S02].txt Malware Bytes - No Threats Detected.txt Malware Bytes - No Threat Detected (Advanced Log Data).txt Addition.txt FRST.txt

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I don't know what to say. The logs do not indicate any type of infection and all the scanners are also showing clean.

You can try doing a Google Chrome clean up and see if that helps

 

 

Please follow the directions from the following topic and let us know if that corrects the issue for you.

 

Thank you

 

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Glad we could help.

If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this topic with your request.

This applies only to the originator of this thread. Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread.

Please review the following for Tips to help protect from infection

Thank you

 

 

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