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Infected with popup Adware, possibly a rootkit

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#1 WearyKnight


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

I am running windows 8


In all of my web browsers I get popup adds that open in other tabs.

These popup adds range from me needing an update and to ones saying I am infected.

I installed ad block and try to look for any suspicious programs installed on my system or web browser.

I could not find any thing and the ads still persisted.


I used the following tools to try and get rid of it.








None of these got rid of the ads


So I took things to somewhat extreme measures and did a basic reset with my system. I did not do a factory reset because that would have taken too long and I thought it would have the same result.


The adware still remained after the reset.


I really need help to remove this virus.

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#2 doctorwizz


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:32 PM

try this



#3 boopme


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:27 PM

You also may need to look in your browsers add ons / plugins and remove them one at a time to se if one is at fault.
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