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#1 ssgt.usaf

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:00 PM

This is a new pc.  I just finished building it, so having trend-micro suddenly show "blocked" popups is astonishing.  It's disconcerting.  The popup reads that Trend Micro has blocked it as dangerous.  The URL has linksr after the www.  (Don't want to put it in order for safety reasons.)

 

There are also popups that are not being blocked that are strange.  (Last one was something to do with Jackie Chan and cooking.)  I do not open unsolicited email.  I do not open email from people I know unless it has a subject that is expected.  I did download two programs from CNET and one from Tucows.  (The CNET one made me very nervous as it used an "installer" and then kept trying to install things other than the program I wanted, like toolbars and other things.  Tucows wasn't much better.)

 

It is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Trend Micro for anti-virus

Malware?  Thought Trend Micro was doing that

Hard drive is refurbished from newegg.com

 

 

Any suggestions?  This is worrying me. 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

Free programs today, especially from download sources other than developer's, do come with adware.

 

Use the three programs below to remove the adware and third party/ ad/ tracking cookies.

Allow them to remove whatever they find.  Post the logs from those scans back here.

AdwCleaner Download

SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

 

Use Ccleaner to clean up the Temporary files, logs, etc. No need to use the Registry Cleaner option. The 

default settings will be sufficient. Be sure to watch while installing and UNcheck the option to install Yahoo Toolbar

or other unwanted programs. CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

If those programs don't solve the adware problem, include the browsers you use in your next reply.


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