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Chrome has recently started displaying advertisements to right of main display :

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Different advertisements appear when I open a new tab/window.

How do I stop these ? I've tried re-installing Chrome but did not work.

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That dosen't look normal, and thats definately not google. Malware ahoy? –  Journeyman Geek Dec 1 '12 at 23:41
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Looks like that's to the right, not the left. –  qqx Dec 1 '12 at 23:43
    
@qqx ive edited –  blue-sky Dec 1 '12 at 23:48
    
Can you click the ad and tell us how to earn $379 a day? :-P –  Magnetic_dud Dec 2 '12 at 0:07
    
@Magnetic_dud :) now its gone I want it back!! too late I geuss –  blue-sky Dec 2 '12 at 0:35

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Probably you installed a rogue extension. Try disabling all of them by going to chrome://chrome/extensions/

I see you have Skype extension installed, so I guess one of these:

  • you reinstalled it without uninstalling it first (hence keeping all the settings)
  • The extensions are synced to your Google account and you got it back after the reinstall
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yep, that seemed to work. I also had a 'yontoo' extension installed. I'm not sure what was causing it. Thanks! –  blue-sky Dec 1 '12 at 23:51
    
Maybe some adware installed it for you. Nowadays there are a lot of "free" software that do like that if you are not very careful during the setup –  Magnetic_dud Dec 2 '12 at 0:06

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