Unwanted Adverts

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  1. vin0114

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    Is everybody getting the links down the lefthand side of the page as well as annoying survey request screens popping up like the ones below?
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    No - using safari I'm just getting the usual ones down the righthand side.
     
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    No ... not me!
     
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    You've probably caught some sort of adware bug. Malwarebytes is free. Download and run it and see what it finds.
     
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    Install 'AdBlock ' - highly recomended
     
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    apart from the daily pop up from Ad block suggesting upgrades :D:D
     
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    That has nothing to do with the site, rather your computer has picked up some malware. Malwarebytes is always a good starting point for cleaning up. Best of luck (y)
     
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    Adwcleaner, as mentioned Here, is also helpful if Malwarebytes can't do the full job.
     
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    Thanks all, just uninstalled Mozilla Firefox and gone back to IE - all okay now(y)
     
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    while i manage to ignore it generally and just though its part of the site...what I hate about it the adverts usually are associated with a product I have just bought! which is plain daft and pointless. thought I had adaware :(
     
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    Yes agree that the unwanted ads were all related to stuff I had either purchased or just browsed so these viruses appear to follow your internet searches and/or delve into your internet history links.
     
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    Cookies, don't you just love them.

    I notice that your browser is transferring data from Facebook, is that on a different tab or have you allowed all tracking within Facebook?
     
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    No I don't want any connection to Facebook. Where did you notice this and is it still showing now? I cannot see it.
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    Bottom left on the first screen shot says "Transferring data from www.Facebook.com"
     
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    If you are on a tablet, rather than a PC, try viewing in portrait rather than landscape. Works with my iPad, no adverts at all visible, and no loss of articles from MHF.
     
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    Not had one yet, it just sits in the background. It has stopped 9 since I switched on my computer 3 minutes ago.
     
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    Advice only warning.

    Get rid of McAfee, 20 years ago it was a reasonable product, now it is so bloaty it will bring your PC to its knees with the amount of processor time it occupies. Second, heed previous advice, run a malwarebytes antimalware scan, and then in addition, download and run spybot search and destroy.
    If you are running Windows 8 or higher, install the free windows defender software, this is actually a very good product (hate to admit it!)
    If you are windows 7 or lower, you'll probably find AVG free suitable for your needs.
    Finally, clear your web cache, you'll find this in internet settings, there is a button that says delete browser history, do this.
    If that doesn't clear it, there are many professionals who should only charge around £40 to clear the issue (not seen your location, but if down south I can recommend)
     
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    We used to reckon McAffee was the most expensive VIRUS you could buy !!

    Trying to get rid of it from a customers machine was always a pain in the parts and really the only way was to edit the registry to remove all traces of it
     
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    agreed...
    and be aware, it is now bundled with Adobe and other 'free' software .. you can catch this virus without even trying..
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    To the OP
    agree with others.. install and use Malwarebtes etc..

    In addition.. if you don't clean out IE it too will soon become clogged up with cookies and have a full cache, slowing it right down..

    To do that easily, download and run CCleaner (free version) .. I run it it about once a week.. keeps the browser clean and fast..
    it also has a registry tool that removes unused or old registry entries..
     
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    I thought that was Norton :D Both as bad as one another in a domestic environment :D
     
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