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Infected - Ads by Speed Dial - ads and links appear


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#1 hattricknz

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 02:26 AM

hi there 

 

 
I am using windows7 and it happens in chrome, but not in firefox. what I get is a load of links on certain words, on webpages that I visit. Which when clicked brings me to an ad site that pops up. Sometimes when I visit a site it will have ads on the site, by Speed Dial, that should no be there.
 
I have run SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition and it did find and remove stuff, but the issue still exists.
 
Can anyone help?   


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:13 AM

What you describe is most likely "In-text" advertising. Contextual advertising is commonly used to promote business and generate revenue. Most companies have an Opt-Out procedure. There are also software (Adware) programs and browser extensions, add-ons/plug-ins which can be installed and used to display in-text advertisements. They are typically classified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). You may want to read this topic which explains this type of advertising and the most common ways to remove it.

About In-text advertising: In-Text Ads - Text Enhanced Ads
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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:30 AM

what I get is a load of links on certain words,

Another extra topic from quietman7 is this one that displays Double - Underlined words in text -

 

Are the double-underlined words that you are referring to like the example provided in >> This topic (Post #1)? Click on the picture and see the word Dog .........

 If so, this is called "In-text advertising" and it is very common.
Kontera and Vibrant are two of the more popular advertising networks that provide in-text advertising and information services.

======= < This is a typical example (without the pop up)

See full post HERE

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:18 AM

tks for all the info. In the meantime i might just post here, Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and get it removed as I can't seem to remove it my self



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 05:30 AM

That is fine...just let us know what you decide to do.
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:02 AM

Malware Removal Logs topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556762/infected-ads-by-speed-dial-adspopupslinks-appear/

Now that you have posted logs in MRL

Please refrain from asking for further help from other members or staff until the Malware Removal Team has checked your posted log. The Malware Removal Team work very hard to investigate a unique solution to your problem and you will receive individual expert assistance. This takes time and effort so we ask you to please be patient while waiting for assistance and NOT to make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member. Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the team member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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