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#1 King Tut

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 03:32 PM

Sometimes, clicking anywhere on a web page will link to a popup ad in a new tab in chrome, or in a new window in steam. Problem hasn't seemed significant from internet explorer. Sometimes Bitdefender Total Security catches the problem (attached file 1) which popped up just from clicking the "Topic Title" section on this page. Most of them tell me to update something like my flashplayer. Some tell me I'm infected, and that I need to download something to get rid of it. Haven't downloaded anything like that obviously. I'm not THAT computer savvy but I can follow instructions. Thanks in advance.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 06:08 PM

At least you have the consolation that your security is doing its job, judging by your Image 1.

 

Pop-ups like these are a nuisance but there are sites whose first action is to open another advising you of things like 'Your Flash is out of date . . .'. You can reduce the frequency by ensuring that your pop-up blocker is turned on but that's about all you can do short of not going to these web-sites.

 

Basically continue doing what you are doing at the moment - apply common sense. If you want to update Flash (or any other Adobe product) go to the Adobe web-site. If somebody suggests your computer is infected and you are concerned, run a scan with your existing security software. NEVER download somebody's miracle cure just because a pretty web-site says so - that is one high probability way of getting infected.

 

You are already practicing safe surfing - keep it up.

 

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#3 King Tut

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:46 AM

Thanks Chris






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