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"Download Blocked" from website purplestats on Firefox only.

  • 4 September 2019
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Hello guys, I've got a little issue that I just can't seem to shift myself and it's been bugging me for the past two days since Kaspersky Total Security began flag it, A few days ago my partner was using my computer when I was at work to watch one of her TV series and now every time I load up a webpage I'm receiving a message from Kaspersky Total Security saying the following;

"Download Blocked"
Site: https://purplestats.com/w/ytadblo

Of course it's something dodgy spyware/adware in most cases I was thinking, I have checked out a simular topic on here but the steps which it took to resolve that matter hasen't seemed to sort mine out. All I can be sure of is it is only affecting Firefox, Chrome and Edge aren't affected.

I have already taken a number of steps in order to check it out to see where it's coming from including:
Running full scan + selected scan using Total Security
Running Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
Running Malware Bytes + doing a rootkit scan
Disabled potential add-ons on Firefox and restarting though I only have 3 (Kaspersky for Firefox, addblocker and Honey)

I can't think of any other checks/programs I could run prior to writing this I did preform a safe-mode scan using Malware bytes which came up with nothing as well.

I'm really stumpt on where I can go from here to try and get this dam thing off my machine, can anyone be of any assistance?

Attached is a copy of the "Download Blocked" should it be of any help.

Thanks,
Rubber_Duck55

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Hello @Rubber_Ducky, welcome to the new forum.

Have you already cleared the Firefox cache?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache
Hello @Rubber_Ducky, welcome to the new forum.

Have you already cleared the Firefox cache?https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache

Hey Schulte,

Thanks for your response and the warm welcome, I have just tried to clear the cache but it didn't resolve it, every time I load up a website up pops the blocked message.

P.s Something I'd hate to do but I don't think it'll leave me with much option is should I not be able to resolve it, just to Uninstall Firefox, clear any Firefox data on my machine and do a fresh install of it since it's the only program affected.
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It's not my favorite solution either. But I think it's the fastest.
You can save your bookmarks and import them again.

Since only FF is affected, there must be a relationship with the profile. You could still test how FF behaves with a new profile
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I sent to KVirusDesk that URL yesterday, and I got this answer (also asked them if false positive):

> Hello,
>
> The specified URL is already added to our blacklist.
>
> Resource is related to adware applications as far as I see.
>
> Thank you for your help.
I sent to KVirusDesk that URL yesterday, and I got this answer (also asked them if false positive):


> Hello,
>
> The specified URL is already added to our blacklist.
>
> Resource is related to adware applications as far as I see.
>
> Thank you for your help.

Hey Harlan thanks for the reply and sending it to the guys at Kaspersky to test, since this is already known to then why is it able to still show up when it should already be on the blacklist? Do you know anyway of getting rid of it? Without getting rid of FF of course

It's not my favorite solution either. But I think it's the fastest.
You can save your bookmarks and import them again.

Since only FF is affected, there must be a relationship with the profile. You could still test how FF behaves with a new profile

Thanks Schulte, I'll try to find a soultion but come Friday night is no solution is found I'll delete FF
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Check if any suspicious add-on installed in FF...
I have the same problem in FF 70.0
Userlevel 7
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Welcome. Pleas scroll up, and review the answers that were posted in reply. Please try the answers. Any better?

If not, please tell us more about your operating system, and what Kaspersky product.

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