If the ad no longer appears then you are good to go.
Sometimes those ads are from a "legit" ad server. An ad blocker will block those. Other times they appear on compromised
websites/ webpages. It is also possible that some out of date or not having the latest update for programs such as Adobe Flash,
your browser and Java, etc. can be responsible for more than just a criminal's popup.
If you don't have an ad blocker installed I suggest using Adblock Plus.
Adblock Plus :: Add-ons for Firefox Adblock Plus - Chrome Web Store
Adblock Plus for Edge browser Adblock Plus for IE
You can block the ad and tracking cookies from installing on your computer by blocking third party cookies.
How to disable third-party cookies in all major web browsers
Once you have blocked the install of those cookies then run CCleaner to remove the existing ones.
Use the program below and it will note some problems in red that needs your attention.
- download Security Check by glax24 and save the file to the Desktop
- Run the tool by accepting all the Security prompts
- when complete the tool will produce a log file C:\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.txt and also copy the contents to the Clipboard
- Simply Paste the log to your reply if you want me to look at and comment on scan results.
Edited by buddy215, 10 March 2018 - 04:22 PM.
“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.”