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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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Is this spyware on my site or a real Java update? [migrated]

I run a small WordPress website for the wife http://craftybluefox.com I keep getting this java update box poping up only on her site and looking at the links they go to somesite ppv2014.info which ...
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Hosts file “type”

I am using Windows Vista. The "type" column next to my hosts file in windows explorer says "sAveRabox." This appears to be the name of adware that I recently removed. How can I restore the "type" ...
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An uninstaller will only work with a reboot. Can I override this so that I don't have to reboot?

I've inadvertently installed some crap on my computer: "YouatubeAdBlocke" [sic] and "NextCoup". When I try to uninstall them, I'm presented with possibly the most annoying possible message saying: ...
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Where can I send someone to teach them about malware? [closed]

I'm sure most of us have been asked to fix someone's computer at some point. I work in our company's web design department; a friend in the office asked me to look at his computer because he suspected ...
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Chrome Adaware candy-box.biz

My Chrome, version 36 in win7, keeps randomly spawn tabs with address http://www.candy-box.biz/adv/index.php?url=...... I can't remove this adware/malware, I try: look for souspicious extentions ...
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Linkbucks Adware on Goo.gl links

I have created a goo.gl shortlink for my app page, so that I can know how many times the link is clicked from my page. I checked the link when I created it, and it worked fine. Now when I checked it ...
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Unable to uninstall or remove adware “Browser Shop” from browser

few days ago i opted for auto-installation of some software and i believe this adware was installed along with it. I uninstalled the software and did removed this adware extension from chrome, also ...
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Origin of “A message from our sponsors” ads?

It looks like BitTorrent, at least on Windows computers, installs some sort of very well-hidden adware which occasionally, when one clicks on a Web link, displays a white screen saying "And now a ...
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scary adware , all links in websites using google analytics goes to ad page

i had no problem until yesterday but today i noticed when i click any links it redirects me to http://www.ultrafiles.net/7cc02b3a/url/MY-LINK-HERE which looks like this: the picture above i tried ...
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Is it possible to get someone's code signing certificate revoked?

I recently had to clean up someone's computer because they were tricked into installing a bunch of things without their knowledge. The horrible thing about it was that the installer was signed with a ...
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When trying to uninstall the adware WebPlat, I recieve an error saying, “The specified module could not be found.” How do I solve this?

Full error: RunDLL There was a problem starting C:\PROGRA~2\WebPlat\WebPlat.dll The specified module could not be found. I've had this adware for months and only today figured out what exactly it was ...
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Detect/Alert if an HTTP proxy is running

I mistakenly installed 7Zip a couple of weeks ago and got a pile of garbage i didn't want. It was all easy enough to remove. However, today I discovered that browersafeguard.exe was running, and ...
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A comprehensive list of adware programs [closed]

Is there a comprehensive list of adware programs like Babilon, Delta search, Conduit, Ask.com, etc? I could not manage to find something full-blown. Thanks.
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How to remove http://www.dalesearch.com from my PC [duplicate]

I am asking our community to get proven experience of how to remove "dalesearch" AdWare from my PC. I uninstalled it from applications, reset home page from browser, but it appear again as home page ...
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Can't remove adware from PC

People please help me to remove this Qone8 adware. I don't know even what software installed it. No uninstaller, no extesion. Tried to reset all browsers, no way. It starts with browser: ...
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Why does my browser try to open ads from fwdsnp.com?

When I browse to some retail websites, my browser briefly directs to fwdsnp.com. From there it tries to open a popup and then forwards to the site that I actually want. I first noticed this with ...
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How to restore Firefox tabs after removing adware?

I installed a software from CNET Downlaods and with it came bunch of adware that was bloating down my system and generally just making my life difficult. It changed my home page in Firefox, added some ...
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without web cake selective software install

OK it's probably not possible to install software [that comes bundled with web cake] without webcake. but, having installed the app with webcake, is it possible to cleanly excise web cake after that ...
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How to uninstall adware?

I downloaded this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/firequery/ after reading this article: ...
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How do I get rid of adware from Search Conduit/White Smoke?

This adware came bundled with some freeware I downloaded. It hijacked my home page and search engine. I have fixed both of those things, but still every time I open Chrome, it opens ...
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How do I remove the Conduit toolbar that comes with µTorrent?

I have recently installed µTorrent in my computer and unfortunately the Conduit adware came bundled with it. Basically, it installs a toolbar on all browsers and replaces the default search and ...
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How to detect unwanted Firefox add-ons?

I have a Firefox add-on that seems to inject ads on the top of the pages when I'm using search engines. For example, for a search on hard drive on Google.com, I have this banner on top: You may ...
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How can I remove http://p.chango.com/static/c.js from my site?

I found some code injected somehow on my site. It links to <script src="http://p.chango.com/static/c.js. How can I get rid of it? Is this coming from my browser? Mind you, I see it in ...
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In Firefox how do you set the page a new tab opens to?

I used to open a new tab and in the URL bar type whatever I wanted to google search. I had some adware toolbar that screwed with some settings and now when I open a new tab there's a search page and ...
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Random Redirects - Spyware/adware?

PROBLEM I am noticing that half of the websites I go to randomly redirect to bestprizedraw.com (this is not a link for your own safety). However, I have scanned my computer several times and have ...
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Can one blacklist zedo (or other ad servers) in the browser?

I HATE those zedo popunder ads that show up all the time when I go to certain sites. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore anything from zedo? Preferably without using adblock software, ...
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How to remove google ads virus from IE?

I have picked up adware in that shows extra irrelevant google ads. This only happens in Internet Explorer 10, not Firefox or Iron. I have tried some removals for similar viruses with no luck. I have ...
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Remove/uninstall ads from social networking sites on Chrome

I have recently been noticing some ads that get displayed on my fb timeline or other social networking pages.These ads are not the usual ones that seem to be coming from the site but are attached to ...
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NCH Software buggered my IE new tab creation — how to fix?

I made the big mistake of installing video capture software from NCH and afterwards noticed that besides installing (and trying to install) all kinds of crap I didn't want, without asking (including, ...
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Google SERP links going to random affiliate shopping sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? Very odd issue here. I'm normally quite 'in the know' when it comes to dealing with ...
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“Ads not by this site” displayed by ads injected into certain web pages

I'm having ads injected into random pages in Firefox, such as Youtube, Wikipedia and Facebook. I know Wikipedia doesn't serve ads, so this must be some kind of adware. Below the ad appears the text ...
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Are all of these programs really needed?

My English classroom has a lot of computers, all of which are very slow due to not being maintained and old, outdated software... or even software that is redundant. One of the computer has three ...
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Yahoo pages not loading

When I type in www.yahoo.com on the address bar, it loads some page with random pop ups and spurious links. It was working well all along till yesterday. Other sites like gmail, facebook load and no ...
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Why am I always redirected to ad websites?

I am always getting redirected to some page that shows ads, on several webpages (Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo). However, Facebook and Gmail are working fine. I deleted all cookies, but I am facing the ...
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Is there a way to block adware tracking cookies?

I use Firefox. I use SUPERAntispyware. I run it every few days. There are always hundreds of adware tracking cookies found, and I delete them. But, of course, while they are active, they track me. ...
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Tracing adware - Mysterious ads being opened in Chrome

[EDIT] I found the piece of adware - turns out it was made in some automation software and was designed too simply to be detected by Spybot et al. I'll mark the best answer below, but it didn't ...
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Where is Cyberlink DVD Suite and how can I remove it?

I have a program installed named Cyberlink DVD Suite. When I invoke it a window comes up offering an ability to configure. In there I can return to "Power starter" (my only other clue. It is adware ...
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How do I tell which application has opened a link in my browser?

I am trying to fix a problem with a computer running Windows XP on which, at random points in time, an advertising web page will open up in the default browser. I should point out that I've already ...
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I have some sort of adware that isn't being detected by anything. What should I do?

This started happening a couple of days ago. It's a small and simple form of adware, but it's incredibly annoying. It linkjacks your results on google. For example, if I search for "jobs", the top ...
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How do I make Internet Explorer stop from popping up every 10 minutes?

I don't even use IE, but it keeps popping up webpages every 10 minutes. I killed it in task manager, but it reopens itself 10 minutes later. I tried to uninstall IE completely, but it doesn't really ...
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How to clean the virus which opens Nuevaq.fm on IE and blocks many other applications?

I am facing problem with this virus which has blocked the Task Manager, Firefox and many other applications of my computer. Only, Internet Explorer is working. And whenever I open Internet Explorer it ...
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Does killing a process helps avoids spyware

I'm downloading something from mediafire which really has many sponsor sites that are not good: ad.xtendmedia.com and mdinfo.com. And possibly the cause of some spyware and adware in my system. Does ...
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Does /NOCANDY avoid any adware-related activities with OpenCandy?

OpenCandy claims that using the /NOCANDY switch when using a OpenCandy-affiliated installer allows you to avoid opencandy. Should I take their word for it? If not, can anyone independent of ...
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How to rid my computer of spyware and adware

I have a bit of a spyware problem. I tried using How to Clean up a Windows Spyware Infestation to help get rid of the spyware/adware on my computer. I have autoruns and process explorer and got rid ...
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What's the best approch when installing suspicious software?

Some online game on Facebook needs virtual coins. A way to earn coins is by installing trial software, such as a PDF reader (as it claims). Is a virtual PC the safest bet in this case? I'm concerned ...
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What are some things to avoid if you want to keep your computer adware/spyware free?

I recently reinstalled the OS (XP Home) on a friend's heavily spyware/adware infected machine. It appears as though his kids (7 and 11 years I believe) were visiting sites that offered downloads for ...
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ImgBurn and adware, where is a safe place to download it?

ImgBurn has adware in it! I just used it and now all my google results are redirecting to those ad like pages. Where is a safe place to get it from? I used betanews: ...
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Getting rid of the Antivirus 2009 virus/adware?

I have known a few computers that have gotten this pesky virus/adware combination (my parents and girlfriend most notably). For my parents computer I resorted to reformatting it. I still don't know if ...
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How to stop spyware/adware popups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I think my brother got a case of adware on his Windows XP PC, since he gets occasional pop-ups out of ...