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Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by durkinjt, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    Lately I have been bombarded with popups,I have the popup blocker set to block most popups, have

    Malaware Pro , that runs in the background,along with AVG internet security. My computer has a 1t HD, 16

    Ram, Intel 7.Win 8.1. I have not relly entered any new programs. Any way to get rid of these annoyances? Also

    almost every time I switch to another program I get a message that I have to install Java, that I have

    had since the day I re-installed. T.I.A.
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    what browser are you using? i use adblock plus and have never had a problem with popups.its available for firefox and the chrome based browsers,not sure about internet explorer.its free as well.
     
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  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    sounds like internet explorer.
     
  4. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    haha,does,doesnt it? java has regular updates so you may be prompted to install the update.
     
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    @durkinjt,

    Run these two cleaners to get rid of crapware that finds pop-ups then like ddp and aldan said install Adblock....

    --AdwCleaner--

    Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode to your Desktop.

    • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
    • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    • Click on Delete tab follow the prompts.



    [​IMG] —Junkware Removal Tool--

    Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.
    Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.
    • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.
    • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
    • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.




    ADBLOCK
    for IE:
    http://adblockie.codeplex.com/downloads/get/68935

    for Firefox:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

    for Chrome:
    https://adblockplus.org/category/adblock-plus-chrome/
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    I don't have Java installed, it's an exploit magnet.. :(

    But, sites will tell you if you have Java Script disabled. IE don't use Java Script and I don't think you can turn it off in the newest Firefox. Don't use Chrome so don't know..
     

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