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Scary Javascript exploit

For the second time in a few months, my browser pops up a new tab with a big red page claiming my computer has been infected and all kinds of badness is happening.  And Windows itself becomes completely locked up.  I need to take it down for a hard boot.  Upon recovering my system and looking at my history, I see that there is a huge pile of calls to some purported service: arrideral.info  -- so the computer lock-up would seem to have been due to some Javascript running in some site which is running the multiple calls.  Obvious malicious intent. I do not have the Firefox Norton Safe Web enabled. If I did, would it catch this problems?  (BTW I got this info from wa-com.com:  "Arriederal.info is registered since 10 September 2019. Arriederal.info IP is Arriederal.info is hosted in Canada (Montréal, Quebec). " )



Re: Scary Javascript exploit

Hi @KGHamilton,

Thanks for reporting in Norton Community Forums. Please add Norton browser extensions for browser security and make sure you have Browser Protection is turned on in Norton Product settings. 

Also, please share complete url of the page where you got browser popups for further investigation. 

Sunil_GA | Norton Forums Administrator | NortonLifeLock

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