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Shooting "game" across Internet screen, random links to ads, . . .

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#1 Auscat


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:09 AM

I seem to have a collection of malfunctions; when I open the internet, or sometimes go to a new website, a "shooting game" goes across the screen. On internet pages, including this site, random words are in green, as links. When I put the cursor over them I get a pop-up ad re "saveupto70%.com."

In my preview of this post, "shooting game" has a link to an ad for bingo, "Windows" has a link to an ad for Windows7 support, "Norton" has a link to an ad for Norton technical support. All the ads are in the same small box format, with "click here" in red. 

At times I get the audio for an ad which I can't see. Today Windows crashed. Yesterday Firefox crashed several times, but hasn't since I took the actions below.


My PC is using Windows7


When I came back from a holiday I found my sweetie had downloaded Optimizer Pro which kept popping up to tell me the PC was infected. I Ran Norton but did not find anything. I looked for that Optimizer Pro on this site - couldn't find any reference to it so I just uninstalled it. I also ran Spambayes which I had on my PC from a previous episode. That got rid of the ALOT toolbar, Torch and something else.

I also downloaded and ran Adwcleaner and got rid of a lot of PUP somethings. Sorry I should take better notes next time  - ah, but I have saved the results of the scans so could send those.


Feeling a little foolish as these are self-inflicted injuries - but "what you can do?"

Thanks in advance for help.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:49 AM

Hi Auscat,


By the looks of it, you're infected with some adware. Despite you have already used AdwCleaner and some others tools, the fact that you're still getting advertisements like the "shooting game" isn't a good sign.


I suggest you create a new topic in the malware removal section of the forum and refer to this topic. It may be useful for the malware removal team to take a look at your AdwCleaner log. If you could attach it to your post, that could help them.


Furthermore it is important to have your software and plugins updated at all times. Make sure you are using the latest stable version of your Internet browser and have plugins like Java and Abode Flash up to date. Needless to say that it is indispensable to have a proper antivirus and firewall installed on your computer.


If you have any further questions or things you want to see clarified. Please feel free to ask! :)







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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:14 AM

Malware Removal Logs topic here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/520866/shooting-game-across-screen-when-i-open-new-internet-page-random-ad-links/

Now that you have posted in that forum

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