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#1 Bastille Day

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:58 AM

This is creepy stuff, wondering who sold me out and how.
 
Would like to know if it was my service provider or if Microsoft is the problem. 
 
New Lenovo computer with Windows 8 or 8.1.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 November 2015 - 11:44 AM.
moved from Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications to Am I Infected for malware check


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:39 AM

No one sold you out. These days many websites have ads and location based ad targeting is normal and very easy to do. If these are pop up ads, you should use an ad blocker. I use uBlock on Chrome.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:40 AM

Best to scan for adware and malware. Even ad/ tracking cookies can determine your IP address which would reveal your geo location.

You can block those ad/ tracking cookies from installing and then run CCleaner to remove the ones presently installed.

How To Disable Third-Party Cookies In All Major Browsers

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.

POST THE LOG FOR  REVIEW.

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message

“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 16 November 2015 - 01:08 PM

I just did a scan using windows defender and found nothing.

 

Obviously my I.P. address is made available to those profiting from selling ads.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:11 PM

Windows Defender is not up to the task. Up to you whether to do the other scans or not.


“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 26 November 2015 - 06:04 AM

I just did a scan using windows defender and found nothing.

 

Obviously my I.P. address is made available to those profiting from selling ads.

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Mods, wrong thread. Feel free to delete


Edited by ChuckPasadena, 26 November 2015 - 06:09 AM.


#7 Bastille Day

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 09:42 PM

 

I just did a scan using windows defender and found nothing.

 

Obviously my I.P. address is made available to those profiting from selling ads.

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Mods, wrong thread. Feel free to delete

 

Don't understand your comment, it's already been moved according to the first post..



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:58 AM

 

 

I just did a scan using windows defender and found nothing.

 

Obviously my I.P. address is made available to those profiting from selling ads.

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Mods, wrong thread. Feel free to delete

 

Don't understand your comment, it's already been moved according to the first post..

 

The" Feel Free to move this: note was directed towards any mod to let them know our interactions was complete.

You might want to register with Do Not Track, a Stanford project, dedicated to internet security, It works with your shorts to send a series of code telling them you do not wish to be tracked and with more support than normal. 

 

Go to: http://donottrack.us/ , find your browser, register for the RFID  to add another layer between you and Big Data.

 

After I registered targeted ads have all but disappeared from the web altogether. Hope it makes your online experience safer



#9 Bastille Day

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 10:22 PM

Obviously my I.P. address is made available to who ever has the tools to find it.

 

Question is do all providers make this information available.

 

If I set my third party cookies slider to high, I can not sign in to my provider email address without re-setting it to medium.

 

My own trading platform does not work unless I am set to medium to allow third party cookies.

 

I don't recall this problem 10 years ago but maybe I was unaware of it.



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:46 AM

Well, all websites can see your IP address.

 

That IE slider can be moved to block third party cookies. If you move it all the way up you are blocking first party cookies, too. Your

email and other sites you interact with use their first party cookies to identify your account and allow you to sign in...interact.

Just move the slider down until it says you are blocking third party cookies....not the first party cookies. Other browsers don't have the

silly slider. You just choose do allow or block third party cookies.

 

Have you run any of the programs to remove adware?


“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 29 November 2015 - 07:25 PM

Downloaded AdWare cleaner but the icon is not showing up on my desktop.

 

CC cleaner loaded fine.

 

Ran Malware Bytes and Defender several times and nothing has shown up as of yet.



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 07:39 PM

Look in your download folder...if there....drag it to the desktop.


“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 30 November 2015 - 11:41 AM

Look in your download folder...if there....drag it to the desktop.

That worked, thanks.






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