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My tabs randomly become scrambled and encrypted in what appears to be mandarin? What is going on???

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When I have my web browser open for some moderate time period, suddenly the "web-page tabs" become scrambled and have an overwriting text which appears to be Mandarin or Japanese. The red "close (x)" button on the tab as well as the plus (+) to open a new window page all come scrambled and out of alignment and/or hidden. If I close out my browser and clear all my internet data and reopen, things start normal again. But these symptoms are ALWAYS returning. It does not matter what webpage I am on. Even Google's search engine get's this "tab-scramble." ANY HELP? Is this a virus, worm, bug? I have Norton anitvirus and MacAfee Internet security, but they don't detect anything. And again, this occurs on any harmless site. I can email screenshots of these occurrences if it helps. Thanks for any suggestions!!

When I have my web browser open for some moderate time period, suddenly the "web-page tabs" become scrambled and have an overwriting text which appears to be Mandarin or Japanese. The red "close (x)" button on the tab as well as the plus (+) to open a new window page all come scrambled and out of alignment and/or hidden. If I close out my browser and clear all my internet data and reopen, things start normal again. But these symptoms are ALWAYS returning. It does not matter what webpage I am on. Even Google's search engine get's this "tab-scramble." ANY HELP? Is this a virus, worm, bug? I have Norton anitvirus and MacAfee Internet security, but they don't detect anything. And again, this occurs on any harmless site. I can email screenshots of these occurrences if it helps. Thanks for any suggestions!!

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Hello,

Other users have solved this issue by disabling McAfee Site Advisor. Let us know if that works for you.

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Hello,

Other users have solved this issue by disabling McAfee Site Advisor. Let us know if that works for you.