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@ to all

Can you do this without extensions?

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If you can't,I'll write you a rule for uBlock Origin that might be quite aggressive (depends on many factors) but the test is passed.

 

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I forgot to mention, when I said it still takes 10 seconds for browser to startup for the first time, that was actually on the faster side. It takes over 15 seconds with win32's DLL.

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Has anyone else found malware in Thorium browser?

"UPDATE: 5/14/2024: The malware was removed from the file PROXY.EXE and placed in another file,

(PC\APPDATA\LOCAL\THORIUM\APPLICATION\123.0.6312.133\NOTIFICATION_HELPER.EXE).

Both files are executable files. I would not trust this project until this concern is resolved."

Detected by Bitdefender, Malwarebytes - detected: Trojan:Win32/Znyonm 

"A post on Microsoft's website claims this specific Trojan collects personal information, such as browsing history, and "uses it without adequate consent". 

https://www.reddit.com/r/browsers/comments/1coxjtu/has_anyone_else_found_malware_in_thorium_browser/?rdt=46843

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3 hours ago, UCyborg said:

Does any MSFNer even use Win10+ version? xD

There were reports of  the same (or similar) malware before, in this topic. So, looks like it's not only in Win 10 versions.

I remember, I suggested to simply delete that file. So, apparently, they read my advice and moved that malware into another *.exe file.

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I have to call "BS".

I installed latest Thorium then installed last Malwarebytes for/on XP!

NO SUCH TROJAN:WIN32/ZNYONM DETECTED!    NONE!

From my perspective, most of these "reports" come from Supermium fans that wants to see Thorium die.

I'm down to only two XP laptops.  But I use them regularly and even promoted one of them to the master bedroom (meaning it runs email programs for XP 24/7/365).

For my XP laptops, SUPERMIUM is the one "not for me".  So far, I've had great success with Thorium.

Though NO, it has not become my default XP browser (Serpent 2023-07-31 is).

That said, I am NOT a fan of Malwarebytes!  I do not keep it on my system and I nuke every remnant after these types of "verification checks".

I do have to assume that a BRAND NEW DOWNLOAD includes the most up to date definitions - because the LAST XP VERSION did not seem to want to check for updates.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SCREENCAPS OF ANYBODY THAT DID SCAN VIA MALWAREBYTES AND DID FIND A TROJAN.

Otherwise, "hype and propaganda" shall be my mantra.

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As far as that goes, Supermium also has this "notification_helper.exe".

These projects seem to me at least to be very closely related.  If one has a trojan (which I cannot verify), then I would suspect the other to have the same trojan.

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1 hour ago, D.Draker said:

Has anyone else found malware in Thorium browser?

"UPDATE: 5/14/2024: The malware was removed from the file PROXY.EXE and placed in another file,

(PC\APPDATA\LOCAL\THORIUM\APPLICATION\123.0.6312.133\NOTIFICATION_HELPER.EXE).

Both files are executable files. I would not trust this project until this concern is resolved."

Detected by Bitdefender, Malwarebytes - detected: Trojan:Win32/Znyonm 

"A post on Microsoft's website claims this specific Trojan collects personal information, such as browsing history, and "uses it without adequate consent". 

https://www.reddit.com/r/browsers/comments/1coxjtu/has_anyone_else_found_malware_in_thorium_browser/?rdt=46843

This is the scan result of the notification_helper.exe file uploaded to VirusTotal from my Thorium SSE2 122.0.6261.168 WINXP x32 installation:

Virus-Total-File-notification-helper-exe

At least, the version 122.0.6261.169 of the file notification_helper.exe seems to be inconspicuous, but it is not version 123.0.6312.133 either. :P

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7 minutes ago, AstroSkipper said:

This is the scan result of the notification_helper.exe file uploaded to VirusTotal from my Thorium SSE2 122.0.6261.168 WINXP x32 installation:

Do you mind also scanning the notification_helper contained in Supermium?

I know this is not the Supermium thread, but a comparison still seems to be in order.

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3 minutes ago, NotHereToPlayGames said:

Do you mind also scanning the notification_helper contained in Supermium?

I know this is not the Supermium thread, but a comparison still seems to be in order.

I no longer have Supermium on my computer. Everything removed. Unfortunately, Supermium ran poorly on my hardware, at least in the previous versions. :(

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1 hour ago, NotHereToPlayGames said:

Do you mind also scanning the notification_helper contained in Supermium?

I know this is not the Supermium thread, but a comparison still seems to be in order.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/96585bab134e3011bb25b7310243e5d384575e76408fb8adfd036f045b1013a0/detection

BTW, this is with latest Supermium 122-R6 32-bit release ;) ...

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11 hours ago, NotHereToPlayGames said:

From my perspective, most of these "reports" come from Supermium fans that wants to see Thorium die.

Well, there's such possibility, of course! But then why doesn't the author of Thorium clear this whole situation? He simply ignores. Just read yourself.

When Supermium had false positives, they cleared it up pretty quickly.

 

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