Popups

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#1

Lately I have been bombarded with popups,I have the popup blocker set to block most popups, have

Malaware Pro , that runs in the background,along with AVG internet security. My computer has a 1t HD, 16

Ram, Intel 7.Win 8.1. I have not relly entered any new programs. Any way to get rid of these annoyances? Also

almost every time I switch to another program I get a message that I have to install Java, that I have

had since the day I re-installed. T.I.A.


#2

You do not say what browser your using?? Here is a link to adblock plus for mozilla or you can search for whatever browser your using.


#3

Sounds like malware of some sort that has evaded detection.

Rather than blocking the consequences you’d be better tackling the source.

Try scanning with Spybot Search & Destroy and/or Malware Bytes and see what is detected.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#4

[QUOTE=Wombler;2713380]Sounds like malware of some sort that has evaded detection.

Rather than blocking the consequences you’d be better tackling the source.

Try scanning with Spybot Search & Destroy and/or Malware Bytes and see what is detected.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE] Thanks for the replies, am trying all suggestions.


#5

I would try to use hirens boot cd to clean my system, it will run from your DVD drive, and it can give a lot of options when it comes to cleaning your HDD.

All in One Bootable CD which has all these utilities

Get it from here


#6

[QUOTE=vroom;2713580]I would try to use hirens boot cd to clean my system, it will run from your DVD drive, and it can give a lot of options when it comes to cleaning your HDD.

All in One Bootable CD which has all these utilities

Get it from here[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the reply. I have tried several time to download the program, will not download, saw on one of the download pages I tried that it is no longer available?


#7

Here’s what I found;
I didn’t download it but I think it would have downloaded.
It’s fairly large & I didn’t want to use the bandwidth right now.
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
You can go way down the page & click this link:
Hirens.BootCD.15.2.zip


#9

[QUOTE=vroom;2713588]http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/hbcd/Hirens.BootCD.15.2.zip[/QUOTE]
Thanks, have it on a disk now.


#10

You can also try the free version of Admuncher, I have been using it for years and I don’t even see banner ads.


#11

[QUOTE=alan1476;2713712]You can also try the free version of Admuncher, I have been using it for years and I don’t even see banner ads.

http://www.admuncher.com/[/QUOTE]
Thanks Alan.


#12

There are a lot of choices if you are using chrome. You can see them on the app store and they are free. :slight_smile:


#13

another plus 1 for [B]Adblock Plus[/B] and [B]Quick Java[/B] if you use Firefox, you say you have win 8.1 so you must have IE 11 and IE has never been very competent at blocking popups in any version.

before you go chasing ghosts make sure your Java is up to date the latest version is 7 Update 45
[I]Verify your version[/I]
http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
[I]Download here[/I]
http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

get the latest free version of [B]CCleaner[/B]. version 4.09.4471 is up now but that might change by the time you read this. install it, you can check/uncheck items you want to keep or delete, click Run cleaner.
[I]Download here[/I]
http://www.piriform.com/download

if you must use IE then go into [B]Internet Options[/B] click on the [B]Privacy[/B] tab then look for [B]Pop-up Blocker[/B] click [B]Settings[/B] under [B]Blocking level:[/B] select from the drop down box [B]High: Block all pop-ups[/B]

if after all that you still get inundated you probably have some malware installed or are you just surfing really dodgy warez/porn sites… lol

run an online antivirus scanner, make sure you disable your resident scanner
[B]ESET Online Virus Scanner[/B] is probably the best one out there now Bitdefender screwed-up theirs

there are other things I could tell you to try but I need to know what browser you are using and the sites in question.


#14

I second CCleaner and Eset keeps the 4 pc in my home clean.


#15

Good advice there Scarecrow as continued popups are a strong sign of malware.

It’s always better to solve the actual problem rather than just blocking the effects as there’s no telling what else the malware could be doing, or how many other infections have also got past the same defences.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#16

[QUOTE=durkinjt;2713377]Lately I have been bombarded with popups,I have the popup blocker set to block most popups, have

Malaware Pro , that runs in the background,along with AVG internet security. My computer has a 1t HD, 16

Ram, Intel 7.Win 8.1. I have not relly entered any new programs. Any way to get rid of these annoyances? Also

almost every time I switch to another program I get a message that I have to install Java, that I have

had since the day I re-installed. T.I.A.[/QUOTE]

Here check this site for a Hosts edit file that will get rid of pop sites or redirects that have popups.

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

This works alot better then those popup program the “hosts” file is the more important file secure that “hosts” file and those site and adware will vanish into 127.0.0.1 white pages or those sites will get redirect to nothing and nothing will come to you. I use this and don’t have nothing beside MSE for protection and hosts edit and my web browsing is pop free in either IE11 or FF27 so the browser doesn’t matter it’s your Hosts file that is more important put the blocks in there and all those pops will vanish. And my browser doesn’t have from the plugin I use nothing related to pop blocker plugins. It’s the “hosts” file all those software does nothing if the hosts file let’s them through but if you edit the hosts file of those sites to block you can guess those sites will go dark.