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Problem with pop ups and adverts


carper
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I have recently purchased a Toshiba lap top running Windows 8. I am being troubled with either pop ups or adverts which appear all the time. I have set the pop up stop level to all, but I regularly get adverts for gambling sites and sexy adverts. Could anyone pleas advise how to get rid Regards Carper

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Jock1e

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Maybe give Malwarebytes a run to see if it finds any problems get the free version and it will give you the pro version on a fortnights trial then revert back to the free version..

Downloading and using Spywareblaster may help stop some of them from popping up.

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carper

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Thanks for your reply. I already run Malwarebytes but I'll try Spyware Blaster as you suggest. Carper

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Jock1e

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If using I/E try internet options,Security and set the all to default.

Have a look in Taskmanager.Start up and see if anything starting that should not be. Also look under processes to see if anything using up the CPU which should not be.

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carper

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Thanks for that. I use Firefox, and as I am not yet totally familiar with Windows 8 yet I am strugglinb a bit but I will persevere and try to access similar actions in my Browser. Carper

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Jock1e

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If Firefox download this.

Click Here

That should solve your problems.

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carper

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Hi. That certainly seems to be helping Thanks Carper

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Jock1e

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This posted by john bunyan on another forum so maybe check that you don't have this problem.

Click here

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