Solved Anyone run across the Malwarebytes assets.phome.us block?

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September 14, 2018 at 11:27:56
Specs: Windows 7, i7 / 32GB Ram
Malwarebytes keeps on blocking a file named: "assets.phome.us". This occurs when I open up any of my three browsers - Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Any ideas?

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September 15, 2018 at 11:43:16
Further to #3 Java can be disabled in browsers from the Java icon in the Control Panel.
Very few people need/use it these days.

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#1
September 14, 2018 at 12:55:11
Presumably malware thinks/knows it's a suspect item?

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September 14, 2018 at 13:30:05
It seems to be Java related,
only hit on google was this:

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...

About half way down it mentions:

http://assets.phome.us/js/mootools-


Have no idea what it all means.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#3
September 14, 2018 at 13:37:19
Run ADWCleaner and Malwarebytes to make sure your system is clean.
Disable or uninstall Java unless absolutely necessary for something you use/do.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 15, 2018 at 11:43:16
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Further to #3 Java can be disabled in browsers from the Java icon in the Control Panel.
Very few people need/use it these days.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
September 17, 2018 at 02:55:45
Java is disabled in Firefox by default - so not sure what is going on. I requested help from Malwarebytes, but they have a terrible system for answering questions. We will see - eventually.

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#6
September 17, 2018 at 03:43:22
Oh dear... Does tardiness in responding to email this mean that Malwarebytes is now going the way of other outfits who have started to absorb competitors; in that they get too big to deal with such trivial things as a request for assistance?

message edited by trvlr


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#7
September 18, 2018 at 07:08:39
An update. I'm not sure why (although I suspect Malwarebytes updated their anti-virus / anti-spyware definitions), but all the problems I had with "assets.phome.us" have been resolved - and I did not do anything! Success!?!?

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September 18, 2018 at 13:19:44
Ah well, sometimes with computers things get sorted out without necessarily knowing exactly why. Glad to hear it and hope it stays that way.

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