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Taboola? What is it?

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#1 Omaji


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:36 PM

Alright, so i just recently factory reset my computer.


I am yet to download many programs, besides Chrome, Anti-Virus Software, and a game player, which i know doesn't carry anything.


When i looked it up, didn't seem like a big deal until i put on "Adblock" and it wouldn't block it until i went into my options and unchecked the "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" option.


I'm simply confused, there is honestly no explanation as to why i would have adware on my laptop after a factory reset. Unless its honestly the worst Adware worm known to man kind.


Before the factory reset, but the only place i see it on so far, is Wikia. maybe its just a ad-host Wikia uses?


I'm just honestly confused, i downloaded AdwCleaner, and it didn't detect anything, so anything helps.



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:52 PM

It's possible the programs included with your OEM computer has some kind of connection with Taboola. Oem's come pre-installed with a lot of crapware.


Depending on your OS you can try doing a clean boot and see if you still get these ads. If not start enabling services and startup items until you see it.

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