Invaded Computer

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  1. mikeman

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    Every time I click on a new link using Google Chrome I have a new page come up promoting an online gambling site or a PC fixit site. I then click on the cross and get rid of it then the appropriate page appears. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this annoying problem?
     
  2. DBK

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    Run your antivirus programme on a full scan. Otherwise download malwarebytes, the free version, not the paid for one. Run it and quarantine everything it finds, which could be a lot.

    Alternatively, if you know what should be on your computer look through the list of programs in control panel and you will probably find the intruder listed, but you will need to be able to recognise it, a program loaded recently is probably the culprit - but some of these things can be awkward to uninstal.
     
  3. MikeandCarolyn

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    Sounds like you have a Trojan-Malwarebytes could probably sort it.
     
  4. retiringjoyce

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    Malwarebytes was recommended by BT telephone support and works well.
     
  5. mikeman

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    Thanks for your help. I did the malware scan and it found a number of problems but has not solved the original problem.
    Any further ideas?
    Mike
     
  6. Al1

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    Google for and download only from Microsoft "malicious software removal tool" - tried to post a link but won't work from ipad.
    Al
     
  7. GJH

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    1) Have a look in the Options of the browser you use to make sure the home/start page is set to what you want.
    2) As was suggested above by DevonBeekeeper, look through the list of programs in control panel. There could be a program recently installed (possibly an alternative search engine) which is the culprit.
     
  8. DonA4000

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    I had something similar and had to look through the programme list, googling the name of each one which looked suspicious until I found the one then followed the online instructions on how to remove it.
     
  9. Borderland

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    I had a problem a while ago when I was getting adverts popping up on a fishing forum site. On advice from another member I downloaded a free program Adblock Plus and this cured the problem. It may be worth a try.
     
  10. Kool Kroozer

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    MalwareBytes is free and pretty good, but if you pay £17 you can have the Premium Full version of it - you also get the key codes do protect up to 3 computers, so for less than £6 year you get to install it on 3 PCs - not bad me thinks (y)
     
  11. mikeman

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I now need to try Adblock Plus. I am off the costa del sol in the morning so will continue trying to solve this problem when I get there.
     
  12. Zajacp

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    There should be a pop up blocker in you browser settings ,just turn it on
    Should sort out your problem. Simples
     
  13. brynric

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    I had the same problem just a few days ago. It became frustrating in the extreme.
    I also used free Malwarebyte which identified several problems and I also reinstalled the free AVG. I used this for several years previously. They did the trick and I now appear to be clear.
    I tried Spyhunter which had also been recommended and although it identified several issues, it needed registering for a fee before they could be removed. Interestingly when I uninstalled Spyhunter I had an offer page slashing the price!
     
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