this is why i was shocked, i think it was Startpage and i did a search. when i’m crawling around the scum, illegal and immoral sites i have my guard up. that’s why i was so shocked, i was on something mainstream. i clear my browsing data a dozen times a day so that’s no use. i usually block until quit. i also use Little Snitch which has an identical warning system as Brave except for the Brave logo in the top left corner. sometimes these things every one knows, not this time, i’ll catch it next time and report back. thanks for the fast help! ps. so you think this is NOT Satan (google) but a spoof on google? i have a programming background and i cannot keep up/figure out what these SOB corporations are doing so i doubt 99.99% of american can! i don’t know what is a valid protection or a spoof protection. ps. before yahoo was bought by verizon. i had yahoo issue of account lock out. finally found the real yahoo contact page navigating through yahoo.com. on the contact page there was a graphic (NOT A POP UP) right in a perfect looking place in the contact form. the graphic had yahoo logo with an 800# in it. i called the # who answered “yahoo tech support” perfect english. told her my story and she was transferring me to tier 3. this guy was indian. but just that week i had apple and MS issues and did 5 screen shares with them so i wasn’t on guard. i contacted yahoo the same as apple/ms via their website contac t page. really fast i figured out i was being scammed and reformatted my drive. after 5 hours i found a yahoo "terrorist attack or imminent violence # and called. i told the girl yahoo just had code injection which she said was “impossible”. i’m a programmer and web designer/admin.