A few days back I faced irritating popups called "Ads by Advertise" in Google Chrome, which displays ads when certain highlighted keywords were hovered over. The issue was specific to Chrome (it did not appear on other browsers like MS Edge or Firefox). Subsequently I installed Malwarebytes, did a system scan, and the program identified
..\appdata\local\google\chrome\userdata\Default\Web Data and
..\appdata\local\google\chrome\userdata\Default\Sync Data\SyncData.sqlite3 as "potentially unwanted programs".
I somehow eliminated the "Ads by Advertise" popups by removing the "Tampermonkey" Chrome extension (as suggested by these instructions). But Malwarebytes, which scans my PC on a daily basis, still detects the above-mentioned files as potential threats. I first tried choosing the quarantine option from the software, but they return after I restart my PC. I have also tried deleting them from their original locations, which signed me out of Chrome (understandable, as Chrome uses them to sync my data). After signing in again, the threats return. Finally, I chose the cancel option from the scan results page. But after all this, I still cannot get rid of the threat alerts from Malwarebytes. Does anyone know how to eliminate this situation, or would it be best to just get rid of Malwarebytes and its annoying messages (as it is an unpaid trial, anyways)?