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Usually, not secure at all. It really depends on your threat model, but the data is usually saved: unencrypted, encrypted with a publicly-known passwords or encrypted with a user given master password On Windows (I believe 7 and over) Chrome uses an OS facility for the storage, which ties the encryption to the logged in user. On Linux systems Chrome ...


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Some viruses will inject themselves into each major browser, by extension or other means, as each browser operates differently. Seeing ads on pages where they don't belong (i.e. your New Tab page should not have any ads, neither should many major websites) is a clue that you may have a virus on your computer. If you cannot come up with a legitimate ...


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Scan your computer. Check your host file for weird entries. I have the habit of using a non-admin windows account and whenever a program wishes to make changes or launch, it will prompt for my admin credentials. This will mitigate any unknown changes from malware. Currently using WebRoot security program because it has a feature of blocking known malicious ...


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Always, always use ad-blockers. Browsing the web without an ad-blocker is like sex without a condom. Always use one unless you are 100% sure the site you are browsing has malware-free ads. I would refrain from clicking on any pop-up, especially in this case, as Firefox auto-updates in the background and requires no user input, unless a browser restart ...


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When I get it, it's not a pop-up, the page I'm at is replaced by the "Urgent Firefox Update" page and then it immediately tries to download firefox-patch.exe. This has happened to me twice, once I was on eBay and the other time I was on a random local news website. FWIW, I have Flash set to ask permission before loading, so it's not a flash ad doing it. But ...


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Probably a malware or an advertisement popup. Scan your computer and block popups from unwanted websites.


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There are a lot of settings and you will find a lot of collections of those. Here's another shameless self-promotion, but i think it will really help you: https://ffprofile.com The site guides you through different settings and after deciding what you want to disable, you get a generated config-file and possibly some addons. The project is linked there and ...


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You can fix this. You can stop the popups, if you don't like them. Its Open Source! As you can see the source of the addon here . There are couple of lines on the top in bootstrap.js file. firstRunURL:'http://barisderin.com/?p=2262', updateURL:'http://barisderin.com/?p=2264', Simply change them to , firstRunURL:'', updateURL:'', ...


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The extension is clearly injecting ads. As long as there is no virus downloading and so on, your biggest problem is random ads being shown where ever they want (Clear adware). I can suggest you do the following: Remove this extension even though you use their service. If they are injecting ads now, who knows what else they will decide to inject? If you ...


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To my mind, you can't trust unwanted adverts (mail, pop-ups etc...) and you should never click on them even if looks interesting, funny... Concerning those pop-ups I personnaly use Ad-block Plus and I have no problem, but if it is as you say due to a malicious add-on, I advise you to scan your browser with a scanning tool such as AdwCleaner wich works every ...


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You can't trust such messages! If you need a Flash Player or similar application, you should go to its official website. This is the safest way to install apps on your computer. Now you need to check your Task Manager first to uninstall each of suspicious entries. Once you do so, reset your Firefox. Sometimes adwares spread in one pack with BHOS and similar ...



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