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Kudos0

How can I understand the "History" page

I think I understand some of the more obvious entries on my history page but recently I believe I have been attacked and see entries such as "IP address disappeared..." and "Protecting your connection to newly detected network.....".  Do these type of entries indicate a threat?

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Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

The examples you note are normal entries when your computer shuts down and starts up again. As the network features of Windows are shut down, you lose your network connection, thus the IP address will disappear. Once you start up the computer, you will see Norton reporting that your new network connection is being protected.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

Thanks for that.  I was reading a story linked from the front page of Firefox when a popup that looked identical to a Norton "at risk" window came up followed by another asking to do a 10 sec. scan and then another saying my computer was infected.  I disconnected my router and noticed the Norton icon was not showing on the "pinned" menu at the bottom of my Win. 7 homescreen. My first experience with a Norton lookalike popup.  I had heard even closing these popups can result in a malware download so I've been watching everything since for signs of a problem.  I've never fully understood all the history entries.

Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

What you describe sounds like a JavaScript fake alert running on the website you are visiting.  You can close the browser using "Alt"+"F4," or close it from the taskbar.  You are correct that you should not close the browser by clicking anywhere in the browser window itself or the "X."

Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

OK. Thanks for the reply.  I just recently deleted an old version of Java, but have not loaded the update as when I tried, the download manager said my version hadn't been used in 6 months. Do I need Java?

Kudos1 Stats

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

You probably do not need Java. Few programs require it these days and it is a security risk.  I would uninstall it.  Java is not the same as JavaScript, though.  You might also want to look into limiting JavaScript in your browser - which is easier is some browsers than others.


https://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/blocking-javascript-in-the-browser/

Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

Thanks. I will read your link.

Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

I agree with SendOfJive. I haven't had Java installed in any of my machines, in years.

Definitely a security risk so yes, uninstall it.

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Current
Kudos0

Re: How can I understand the "History" page

Thanks for the advice. I have uninstalled Java.

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