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Strange advertisements

  1. Mar 29, 2017 #1
    When I enter my usual sites, click somewhere on them strange advertisments are making themselves appear, opening a new window of the browser. How can I determine what program or add-on causing this problem?

    Thank you.
     
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  4. Mar 29, 2017 #3
    Use MalwareBytes, good luck!
     
  5. Mar 29, 2017 #4
    I have already AVG. So doesn't it work for this one?

    Thank you.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2017 #5
    Try it, but I usually don't like "all in one" solutions as it's hard to be the best at everything. The best programs are usually specialized.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2017 #6
    Would you please give me some steps, such as how can I determine its location, so that I can remove it manually by using window's delete option or scanning and catching it with AVG.

    Thank you.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2017 #7
    Scan the whole PC with AVG and then download MalwareBytes and scan.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2017 #8
    I doing a full system scan now, after it finishes I will go on with malwarebytes. But I would like to ask above question was ridicuous? Can that malware be anywhere in the pc so there might be millions of options? Can security professionals handle this kind of problems easiliy, catching directly them from their place?

    Thank you.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2017 #9
    I had the same problem, I used Malwarebytes and now it's all gone.
    I also used Kaspersky and Mcafee but both failed.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2017 #10
    Focus on scanning your computer, then worry about the list of where they are located. If you are scanning your entire hard drive, including the start-up applications, then MalwareBytes will pick it up. After your computer is clean, a good idea would be to check out security software to prevent future infections.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2017 #11
    Sorry, I don't understand above part. What do you mean by "check out security software"?

    Thank you.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2017 #12
    Anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall etc.
     
  14. Mar 29, 2017 #13

    jim mcnamara

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    "check out" means to read about and evaluate for my own use.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2017 #14
    At first, Anti-malware made an automatic scan, but the problem wasn't solved. Then I opened the program and chose "start scan" option. Then the problem has been solved. I don't understand why it didn't solved at first.

    Thank you.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2017 #15

    jim mcnamara

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    Anti-malware works two different ways (or modes of operation), the scan operation removes bad software. Anti-malware operates real time to block bad internet sites, not to remove existing problem software from your PC.

    You have to keep scanning on a regular time schedule - like once a day. You have to keep anti-malware running all the time to intercept bad internet sites.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2017 #16
    But I only ran malwarebytes once and it solved my problem.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2017 #17

    jim mcnamara

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    You do not get what the software is meant to do -
    1. PREVENT future malware attacks
    2. get rid of existing problems.

    So that means -- Keep on running it. :woot:
     
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