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My father's computer has a major adware issue


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#1 Kamakzie

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:03 PM

I remember coming to this site years ago and getting help for adware and malware problems. I tried my own thing on my dad's computer and there still seems to be something making pop-up ads. I remember the site helping users out. Could someone help me with this issue? When he tries going to his bank's website to do online banking it pops up all sorts of ads in Firefox. Very annoying! I ran Malwarebytes anti-malware and Windows defender and neither seemed to do the job. 

 

Thank you very much!


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#2 Niweg

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:28 PM

 In Firefox, go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions.  Type Adblock Plus in the search box, then install it.  That works for me.

 

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#3 rpbtf

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:57 PM

Hello,

do a Malware Scan with Emsisoft Emergency Kit (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/emsisoft-emergency-kit/). Be sure to include the search for Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP).

Ralf



#4 RolandJS

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:02 PM

uBlock Origin is another Firefox addon that works similarly to Adblock Plus.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:54 PM

Hello,

do a Malware Scan with Emsisoft Emergency Kit (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/emsisoft-emergency-kit/). Be sure to include the search for Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP).

Ralf

 

Thanks it seems like a combination of using that program and refreshing Firefox fixed the problem.






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