Description of the issue:
When navigating on Brave, a pop-up to a random website will appear in a new tab then close after a couple of seconds. This has happened 3-4 times - two of the websites that I recall are amerisleep.com and lyre’s non alcoholic drinks
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
NA. I have not been able to recreate this issue
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
NA. tab closes before I can snip the screen
Unwanted tabs have never previously appeared
Reproduces how often:
Once every week or so recently
Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10 / Brave 1.46.140
1 - I just set the block ads / trackers and fingerprinting to aggressive so will check if that changes things
2 - There doesn’t seem to be a particular pattern regarding the previous site. My vague recollection was that the most recent pop-up showed up when I opened Twitter but could be misremembering. Will update if it occurs again with more specific feedback
3 - I don’t believe I have made any new installations. I checked my add / remove program list and nothing unusual appears on there. Appears to be program updates only for Brave / other internet browsers and Microsoft programs
4 - I have had Norton 360 + Malwarebytes and both scans have returned nothing in terms suspicious programs. I tried running Power Eraser for Norton as well and it didn’t detect anything either
My impression was that Brave Private ads were pop-ups in gray / black at the bottom right of the window. These are a new tab that opens up for a few seconds and then closes by itself. But happy to be corrected if I’m wrong!