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Malware/Adware/Spyware/Trogan software urgently needed...

Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by kanej2007, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    In the last couple of weeks, I've been having serious issues with my laptop.

    Despite already having and using Malwarebytes Anti Malware, problems still exist.

    I've even tried ADW Cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware & even Super Antispyware.

    The issues remain...

    This is what I am experiencing:

    - Random pop ups and ads even though I have Ad Block Plus installed.
    - When clicking anything such as links, sites or even when enlarging a photo, a pop up window or advert must pop up

    Aside from reformatting, what other options do I have to remove this $hit?

    When previously scanning using the above software, they did indeed find several issues which were removed. However, shortly after restarting, the above issues continued...
     
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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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  3. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    ^ Haha, ok Lucidus.

    And yes, I'm only having issues with my web browser. You just reminded me, perhaps a full removal and a clean re-installation of the internet browser should remove the adware & pop up mess...

    It's only fappening, I mean happening in Google Chrome. Firefox & Useless Microsoft Internet Explorer still work fine. :p
     
  4. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Problem solved. I simply removed Google Chrome and re-installed.

    No more pop ups, ads or banners. :)

    I don't know why I didn't think of this before as it's not the first time.

    The last time the same issue happened, I uninstalled and reinstalled. Guess it crossed my mind this time...

    Thanks for the links Lucidus.
     

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    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

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    Chrome has a reset to defaults in the settings, saves on reinstall. Worked for me for some stupid search engine that kept setting itself as the homepage
     
  6. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah. I had multiple issues with chrome. Mainly pop ups and ads, so annoying having to constantly close them when browsing...

    I must admit, it was probably due to bad porn sites which Lucidus already mentioned. :wanker:
     
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    haha you were sussed :banana::banana::banana:
     
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    ADWCleaner is good

    And Avast Free boot time scan too for future reference
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Emsisoft Emergency Toolkit works well.

    BitDefender has a new stand-alone Adware remover that seems to work to some degree.
     
  10. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Thanks.

    Thanks, will bear these in mind.
     

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    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the warning Sabbath. The FAKE AdwCleaner does indeed look convincing!

    I'll give the Real one a try and see what the scan finds.

    Cheers for the heads up.
     
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    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
     
  15. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    I'll check it out, thanks.

    I already have this program, and it is good. I'm unsure how malware/adware previously got through...
     

  16. tsunami231

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    there is reason why i dont like chrome and this is one of them chrome is its not straight forward and simple to clean out cache and history you have jump threw hoops and get addons and even then it dont work how it does in FF,IE it almost like google dont want you to do that.

    it why i still use FF and why i told my sister to stop using chrome or i wont fix her pc when she messes it up which she does often, chrome dont clean that stuff out on exit even it set to it only does once chrome is relaunch which by that point the damage could already be done and even then its clean on exit function dont clean thing imo anywhere as good as ff/ie. FF clears it on exit.

    also alot easier to change profile locations and all that then in chrome.
     
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    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    ^ Agreed tsunami231. In ways, Chrome is more complicated in ways you've already described.

    Firefox is easier and quicker with regards to changing settings, layout, homepage, etc...

    I personally use both Firefox & Chrome but prefer Firefox.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    there is that too, bottom line imo chrome was more restrictive compared to FF/IE

    My many issue with chrome is it royal pain in the ass to set chrome to delete history/cache/cookies ON EXIT not on RELAUNCH. malware and virus will live on till they relaunch chrome and do there damage special if it was in browser cache and i willing to bet most people dont even know chrome removes the cache upon relaunch and not exit despite the options say remove on exit even the addon for chrome that ment to do this act that way. unless this chance that to me is security risk.
     

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