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After turning off that 'feature' website loading/debugging runs much quicker! I don't think I'll be renewing that subscription. I've used only the MS AV for over 10 years now...with the exception of this laptop where it was pre-installed. It also irks me that this product warns me that my home/office wifi SID is insecure based only on the name being only 3 chars long. WTF does that have to do with security?...there's nothing 'default' about my router.
In addition, I never use external js resources for web apps, especially if they are out of my control. Am I being paranoid? Consider those 'innocuous' AV js injections...suppose that package was modified to collect all the passwords I'm entering. It's bad when you feel safer by disabling a feature of your AV!
Richard, Thanks for the informative link, but unfortunately I have to support IE. I did learn something though!
Richard Deeming wrote:
But if it's your local AV software injecting the script into your browser
The local AV was indeed injecting a link to a .js resource on their website. When I checked, the subscription was expiring in just a couple of days so I simply uninstalled it. No more problems. In fact, this fixed a really strange problem I had been having with this laptop where typing in IE was regularly missing keystrokes. (really bad on here on CP)
There was a similar problem here a while back, when Chris accidentally made the script that updates the message preview use synchronous AJAX requests. Typing anything became incredibly painful, as the browser froze after every key press until the server responded.
It almost sounds like your AV was injecting a poorly-written key logger into your browser.
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