Solved Flash of text before certain sites load

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September 13, 2014 at 08:31:29
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel Core i7 / 8GB
Hello,

I notice that when I try to access certain sites, there is a flash of text before the site loads up.

I've never encountered this before, it's just that I have moved into a new flat with a new internet connection, and I've noticed this since.

I'm not sure whether or not I should be worried, I just wanted to ask you good people for your opinions.

Also, just want to clarify that I do not mean a flash of unstyled content, it's just jumbled plain text.

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September 13, 2014 at 16:48:50
That little lot looks to me like something Chrome is doing legitimately but which should not normally be displayed, rather than something sinister. I know this sounds simplistic but I would be inclined to uninstall Chrome then install it again and see if it continues. This sort of procedure is worth considering for the uninstall to make sure it is totally removed before the re-install:
http://www.mytechguide.org/444/how-...

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But first see following posts which mention BitDefender.

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#1
September 13, 2014 at 08:52:40
Try a different web browser to see if this issue occurs only on the browser your currently using. Just trying to establish if it's your system or just that particular browser. Might help to nail the problem if you can narrow it down.

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September 13, 2014 at 09:06:09
Could be worth downloading the file from here (blue download button near top):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

"Save" the small file somewhere then double click the saved file to run the program.
Do the Scan and it will show what it's found under various headings. If it finds anything (see check marked options) then its usually safe to run the Clean. If you prefer you can copy/paste the log on here so that we can have a peek at it. This program finds dubious toolbars and other tat which your antivirus can miss.

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September 13, 2014 at 10:27:58
Hi guys,

Thank you for the quick replies! As far as I am aware, this usually occurs with google chrome. I also ran the scan but it came back clean.

This is exactly how the problem looks:

http://s16.postimg.org/uj53ywtpx/In...

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September 13, 2014 at 16:48:50
✔ Best Answer
That little lot looks to me like something Chrome is doing legitimately but which should not normally be displayed, rather than something sinister. I know this sounds simplistic but I would be inclined to uninstall Chrome then install it again and see if it continues. This sort of procedure is worth considering for the uninstall to make sure it is totally removed before the re-install:
http://www.mytechguide.org/444/how-...

EDIT:
But first see following posts which mention BitDefender.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 13, 2014 at 18:45:34
I notice in that mass of text this bit:

> //http://support.microsoft.com/kb/26$$1$$

Where it is trying to create and display an icon.
I'll guess that the file was downloaded from Microsoft.
I wonder if it is in the browser's cache. Did you try just
clearing Chrome's temporary files cache before doing
a re-install?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#6
September 13, 2014 at 18:59:26
Now I notice farther down:

> http://trafficlight.bitdefender.com

Google says that TrafficLight is an add-on for BitDefender,
which is an antivirus program. That's much more likely the
source of the file. It was probably an ad on a web page, and
as such should be located in Chrome's cache.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
September 13, 2014 at 19:11:50
Okay, now I see in another thread that you have Bitdefender
installed on your computer. So the file is almost certainly from
Bitdefender. My guess is that Bitdefender is trying to access
the Internet in some way, maybe to get updates, or maybe to
promote add-ons, or maybe to tell you that the website you are
going to is unsafe... But Chrome can't handle what Bitdefender
is throwing at it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#8
September 13, 2014 at 19:54:16
Interesting. This is the second post I've seen recently where BitDefender was under suspicion for causing issues. Also a short while back "Johnw" took Bitdefender off some XP machines because it slowed them down. Sounds like it would be an idea to temporarily disable Bitdefender (or uninstall it) and see what happens.

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September 14, 2014 at 02:27:16
Wow, thank you very much guys for your work. I really appreciate it.

I have uninstalled Bitdefender in the meanwhile, I was previously on Norton Internet Security but I read that Bitdefender had come out on top in a lot of reviews, but in my experience, ever since it has been installed, it's been wreaking havoc with my machine!

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September 14, 2014 at 08:18:14
Thanks for feedback. Just for interest here is that other post where it was implicated. Different symptom on not necessarily totally proven:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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