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Chrome hijacked by Online Browser Advertising


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#1 jillc

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 06:22 AM

I had a propblem with a popup and in-browser advertising which was all labelled Coolisale Coupons. I started by uninstalling a program (can't remember its exact name but it was top of the list when I clicked for most recent), I reset IE back to the defaults, I went into Firefox extensions and removed a coupons extension, I went into Chrome and removed a similar extension. Then I downloaded and ran Adwcleaner and cleaned.

 

Next day I was working away and decided to open Chrome. The moment I clicked on anything I got popups and new windows and rubbish ....I checked Firefox and IE and they both seem ok. I re-checked the extensions - nothing is listed which would cause a problem. I ran Adwclearner again and I downloaded and ran HitmanPro. I then downloaded Malwarebytes and it found some tracking cookies it didn't like. So after re-starting my computer again I tested Chrome only to find that nothing has changed. I can't use Chrome at all - it just keeps opening up into casino pages and producing popups. These now seem to be titled "Ads by Online Browser Advertising".

 

What can I do now? I have Windows 8 64bit, Outpost Firewall Pro and Nod 32.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 06:35 AM

Try resetting Chrome.  Remove ads, search engine, homepage, and extensions - Chrome Help

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and find the "Reset browser settings" section.
  4. Click Reset browser settings.

If you haven't scanned your computer with Nod32 recently....update it and run a scan.

 

Use CCleaner to cleanup temporary files, logs, ad/ tracking cookies, etc. Use the default settings. No need to use the Registry Cleaning Tool and its

use may cause other problems. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck the offers of toolbars such as Yahoo.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


Edited by buddy215, 07 September 2014 - 06:47 AM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:27 PM

Thanks Buddy215, that has done the trick. What a relief! :thumbup2:

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:08 AM

Thanks for the response...:)...you're welcome

 

Today, almost all free programs and browser add-ons attempt to install adware. Some do it through

updates and upgrades, too. There is one website that hosts downloads for many popular programs, updates

and upgrades free of adware....Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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