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Some links are very suspicious of bad activity (206 views, 10 replies)


expert
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When I use any link from vidlox.me, it starts subframes on my browser that are titled: Facebook, Google and YouTube. This seems to be phishing for user data. What can I do? I already use adblock plus. When I used mixdrop links, it shuts off some functions of my system. Anything I can do to protect my system. These seem to be the best quality links that often are the only ones available for most videos.

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I always use mixdrop when available, I also have Norton installed and up to date

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@thekingandI Norton mainly slows the computer and doesn't stop malware effectively. I had so much trouble with Norton that I called tech support. I asked why things get by easily with Norton and Malware Bytes finds them. They answered and said that Malware Bytes is far better software.

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Adblock doesn't block everything, they have agreements with certain vendors and websites to allow some ads and tracking, I would recommend using uBlock Origin instead.

I would also recommend using Firefox instead of Edge or Chrome (or any of the many Chrome derivatives, of which Edge is one - these are all 'Googled' to some extent, including Chromium).

In addition to uBlock, I use the Privacy Badger extension.

I also use Avira with real-time protections enabled, have disabled Windows Defender and have replaced Windows firewall with Private Firewall, which I find much more configurable and, of course, neither Avira nor Private Firewall reports to Microsoft.

Some websites have redirects that result in 'pop-unders', I haven't run into this in a while, but especially with movie hosts, they all try to maximize advertising revenue in one way or another and it's getting harder with all the ad-blocking techniques available, so, yeah, it happens (and sometimes they're the target of exploits, either from competitors or DMCA anti-piracy campaigns - we've all seen that before, too).
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expert
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yeah privacy badger and ublock and a good vpn

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@ravenbluefeather VPNs slow down the system too much for me to use.

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@danzgig have you tried a proxi?

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@ravenbluefeather Proxi is a vague word. What exactly do you mean? A proxi server?

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expert
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yes you can use a proxy server in place of a VPN in some cases

or use a tor brower.. or incognito mode

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@ravenbluefeather incognito mode does nothing but stops a browser from keeping history. it does nothing for security or to block malware.

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I have Norton, malwarebytes and adblock: I have to say that I have no problem

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