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Chrome turning Chinese on me #4540833
10/12/17 02:53 AM
10/12/17 02:53 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline OP
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This year I don’t have an office, so I’m mostly using a laptop and wireless internet, which is a PITA. Have had a variety of problems (“Excel has stopped working and needs to close. Windows is looking for a solution to this problem blah blah…”)

One possibly terminal problem is that my favored browser Chrome is translating (I assume) some of the texts of some websites into Chinese. Started with a US-based online STEM course and has now “spread” to my yahoo email, rendering it unusable.

I don’t read Chinese, I’m not about to learn, and since this is presumably some kind of machine translation its probably wrong anyway.

I have the browser language set to English, of course. Clearing the browser history doesn’t seem to make any difference.

Running Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is on it but doesn’t seem to work properly and sometimes won’t start, though I suppose I could try another browser.

Had a search on the internyet but didn’t find anything useful.

Suggestions? Re-install everything would be an obvious one I suppose but that'll be difficult and disruptive.

Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540835
10/12/17 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ducked


Suggestions? Re-install everything would be an obvious one I suppose


approved


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540858
10/12/17 04:39 AM
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Run something like ccleaner first and a GOOD antivirus program first to see what it finds.


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540890
10/12/17 05:46 AM
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Any chance you are connecting through a proxy that has a Chinese IP? Our MPLS connection hosed up a year ago and we defaulted through Germany and Google.de was our default until the connection was restored. Otherwise, nuke it, you will be better off in the long run.

Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540891
10/12/17 05:49 AM
10/12/17 05:49 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Malwarebytes trial, install, remove all the crud, then CCleaner, then you should be good.


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: JC1] #4540894
10/12/17 05:52 AM
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Ducked Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: JC1
Run something like ccleaner first and a GOOD antivirus program first to see what it finds.


Ran ESET online scanner about a month ago and it found (and apparently cleaned):-

C:\Users\ducked\AppData\Roaming\OpenCandy\7DFD890D8B0346BFBCD580D059F7FC09\PCReviver_2.0.0.44.exe
a variant of Win64/PCReviver.B potentially unwanted application

C:\Users\ducked\AppData\Roaming\WindowsServices\installer.vbs VBS/Agent.NKG worm
C:\Users\ducked\AppData\Roaming\WindowsServices\movemenoreg.vbs VBS/Agent.NKG worm

That's consistent with an observed strongly suspected infection of a couple of USB's (directories converted to shortcuts) which seems to be usually caused by a VB script. Although all my USB's are "immunised' with Panda, evidently it didn't work against this particular threat.

Used to have write-protectable USB's but havn't seen them for sale for quite a while.

Have AVG free installed. Doesn't currently find anything.

I'll try CCleaner, and re-run the above. Thanks for the suggestion.



Last edited by Ducked; 10/12/17 05:53 AM.
Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540897
10/12/17 05:55 AM
10/12/17 05:55 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Malwarebytes is an Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware/Ad-Ware etc. It really is a good deep search tool for junk. It eliminates a lot of hard to remove stuff.


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: 2015_PSD] #4540904
10/12/17 06:03 AM
10/12/17 06:03 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
Any chance you are connecting through a proxy that has a Chinese IP? Our MPLS connection hosed up a year ago and we defaulted through Germany and Google.de was our default until the connection was restored. Otherwise, nuke it, you will be better off in the long run.


I'm in Taiwan. I've had a Chinese IP (well, sort-of-Chinese IP) for the last 12 years. That occaisionally causes problems with search Engine results (seems to be a long-standing problem which Google aren't interested in fixing) but it hasn't caused "spontaneous" translation of web pages before as far as I can remember. Certainly nothing on this scale.

Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: StevieC] #4540905
10/12/17 06:05 AM
10/12/17 06:05 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Malwarebytes is an Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware/Ad-Ware etc. It really is a good deep search tool for junk. It eliminates a lot of hard to remove stuff.


Yeh, had that on my old desktop machine but hadn't yet got around to putting it on this laptop. Everything takes ages on WiFi.

Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540906
10/12/17 06:08 AM
10/12/17 06:08 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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2.4GHz Wifi is quite slow, I'm so glad I upgraded to 5GHz because I actually get the full download speeds that my internet provider provides me. smile


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: StevieC] #4540908
10/12/17 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Malwarebytes is an Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware/Ad-Ware etc. It really is a good deep search tool for junk. It eliminates a lot of hard to remove stuff.


Agreed. Best $19.95 I ever spent on software, didn't know it at the time (May 2014) thought was buying a license for that version of Premium only but it was lifetime and I get new versions upgrade when they come out. Just upgraded to version 3.2.2.2029 recently.



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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540918
10/12/17 06:19 AM
10/12/17 06:19 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Online content
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Yeah I have a lifetime version as well. So glad I bought it before they changed to a paid subscription model.


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4540960
10/12/17 07:02 AM
10/12/17 07:02 AM
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2.4ghz wifi isnt slow, you can get hundreds of Mbit/second on it.

now if its congested, has a ton of people on it, old hardware thats sketchy etc.. that all is possible.

2.4 has much better range than 5ghz. I do put my streaming boxes on 5ghz just to alleviate congestion on the 2.4ghz AP's


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4541032
10/12/17 08:30 AM
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Don't click on porn, that helps alot.


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Re: Chrome turning Chinese on me [Re: Ducked] #4541078
10/12/17 09:37 AM
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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It may be over-enthusiastic about detecting your location? Check in Settings: Search for Languages and make sure that the languages you want to use are the only ones installed. In Settings I am pretty sure you can also opt out of the page translation.

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