Yesterday I used Windows 10 (ver 10.0.19042) System Restore to go back to a reset point of one hour before. It restored normally (I’ve done this before with no problem) but I saw during the restore process a notice that updating was going on. It was the same message I always see when Windows automatically updates when I close down. But it was unusual to see it in this restore point process.
When the restore was complete, I opened Brave and got a completely red screen with this message in the center: “For your safety, Brave has blocked this site because it is distributing malware or stealing login credentials.” The tab was also red and showed this: “Dangerous site Blocked.” That site is the completely safe opening website I have used with Brave for years. Any site that I attempt to open gives me the same. The Brave drop down menus (File, Edit,View, etc) display but when I click any and every item in the drop down I get a new red tab and red screen with the same warning messages. I cannot use Brave at all now. I cannot access my bookmarks from the drop down menu on the right. Nothing.
When I search my HD for Brave files, there are lots of them so I presume that they are all there - just not functioning. I don’t know my Brave version because when I click Help and About to find it I get the same red screen warning in a new tab. I would simply update Brave but Update doesn’t work either (red screen again). I don’t want to uninstall and then install latest version because I don’t want to lose my settings and bookmarks. I just want to go back to normal. Would appreciate any help. Thank you.