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Remove new type of ad on Windows 10 search bar after Windows update

After a recent windows update this ad is now showing up on the search bar It a small button on the right of the search bar, and if you hover (or click) over it it shows a panel as shown How do I get ...
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goodluckdog.space removal from FF in RHEL

ALL, Most of the instructions, if not all, on the Web (Google) is for Windows, but I need a way to do that in RHEL on FF. I did search the FF "Add-On" menu, but it is empty - nothing is ...
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Roboform keeps popping up for feedback after I've uninstalled it

Roboform keeps popping up a window asking for feedback after I've uninstalled it on windows 10. It has popped up so much time already that my browser(microsoft edge chromium) autocompletes it after I ...
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Deleting GoToMeeting Installer and GoToWebinar Opener.exe files on Windows 10

I am using a computer with Windows 10. Last Tuesday I was going to watch a webinar and it required me to install the GoToWebinar (from LogMeIn). After finishing the Webinar, I deleted the Desktop ...
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How to remove ad script malware injection on Firefox

I'm using linux mint tara. When I browse through firefox, occasionally an encrypted script is getting injected into the page that I'm browsing. When clicked anywhere on the page opens a popup ad. How ...
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I updated Windows 10, now "Microsoft Teams" starts each time I log in?

Every time I log in to Windows 10, the following ad pops up: I've done nothing I'm aware of to sign up for teams, and I frankly don't even know what it purports to do. Yet, its not so easy to get ...
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Why does Firefox POST to https://www.google.com/gen_204?atyp=csi&ei=?

If I restart Firefox and access any WWW server, in the "network" tab of the "web developer" tools I can see a second HTTP query: a POST to the URL: https://www.google.com/gen_204?atyp=csi&ei=...&...
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ShellExperienceHost.exe Adware removal - Solved was Chrome notification

I have some adware I can't get rid of. I'd appreciate any advice. I have tried Malware Bytes and all kinds of manual methods to get rid of it. ShellExperienceHost.exe as I understand it can be used ...
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Windows App continues to install updates even after uninstalled. How to remove it?

My computer ran out of storage space so I analyzed what was taking up my disk space. I noticed Candy Crush Saga taking up multiple gigabytes of space even though I remember uninstalling it a long time ...
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how to block pushedwebnews.com advertisement in browser?

recently my browser (google chrome on windows 7 prof 64bit) keeps on popping up advertisement. how could i block them? it's not actually virus but quite annoying... I tried google a solution, some ...
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Search in Chrome is occasionally being hijacked by a rogue extension. Short of testing each one, how can I figure out which one it is?

Every few searches I do from the omnibar, the Google search results will appear, then the page flashes, reloads, and shows search results in Bing instead. I'm on a relatively clean macOS install, so ...
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Antivirus is scanning and deleting infinitely generated temp files, causing high CPU usage

I am using Windows 10, and BitDefender Free Edition as Antivirus. Sometimes (it occurred not only once), I hear my CPU Fan spinning at very high speed and when I open my Task Manager to see what's ...
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Remove Adware from Installer.exe before Installation

Malwarebytes detects PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.Generic inside the official FreeFileSync .exe installer which I want to remove before installing it. Unfortunately I couldn't find a tutorial to ...
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How to get rid of "Rockettab powered by addonjet"? [duplicate]

I've been trying to get rid of this adware for the past week or so with no results. Here is what it looks like on my browser (chrome): Basically it just adds a bunch of ads above my search results--...
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I have some kind of virus [duplicate]

I have a problem with some kind of malware?(or another kind of virus), I cant get rid of it, heres some info i figured out, I hope that someone could actually help me : This virus is in my computer ...
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Does Mozilla Thunderbird Portable contain a spyware/adware?

Some time ago I downloaded a portable version of Mozilla Thunderbird email client form http://portableapps.com/ Today I looked at its TCP connections: 23.52.27.27 a23-52-27-27.deploy.static....
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Recover chrome history scrubbed by adware

I've found different adware installed on my home comp a few times now, trying to track down if my wife or kids are installing it. Or worse. While trying to replay the history to figure out the cause, ...
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How to Uninstall this Trotux from my Windows 8 PC?

Recently I downloaded an application (I suppose its iPadian emulator from a third party website), the website gave me an online installer which not only downloaded the emulator but also a bunch of ...
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How to permanently remove Avira Web Protection from Google Chrome?

When I installed Avira a while back, it came with the Avira Web Protection browser extension, which installed itself in all my browsers without warning. Ironically, now that I've uninstalled Avira ...
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Tracking adware that opens ads/phishing websites through your default browser

I have this adware that keeps opening the site "http://pine-this.org/webssm". Would it be possible to see what program is sending the command to open this website to Firefox? Something like a task ...
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How to undo effects of DDU

I recently called Nvidia asking how to manually remove my graphics driver and all other previously installed drivers and any other lingering folders and registry entries. I should have never called ...
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Chrome Adware Infected Across Windows and OSX

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I have some adware infecting Chrome and it started at the same time on both my Windows 10 machine and my Mac. Basically, a few times a day, a full ...
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Malware: how to remove annoying extra argument when Firefox & Chrome processes start

I am in the midst of a malware cleanup, as a result of making the rookie mistake of trying out an .exe file from an unreliable source. Anyway, the malware seemingly turned out to be some sort of ...
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Completely remove FlexNet Connect software [duplicate]

I installed software from Nuance recently, and they surreptitiously installed a program called FlexNet Connect (even with a custom install). FlexNet Connect does not provide useful information on its ...
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unwanted chinese/korean program installed unable to remove it from any where

members some unknown Chinese program has uninstalled in my system I have tried many antivirus and malware removal programs without any clue as what this program is. Finally I am posting a screenshot ...
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Remove ads malware from Chrome

A malware smuggled its way into my chrome. It ads ad JS snippet into footer, before tag: However, what's peculiar is that I found that it only injects itself into one website: http://www.fabrika....
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ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED showing parked domain instead?

I been trying to understand what is going on here, but I can't seem to find it. Yesterday I started noticing that whenever I visit an non existent domain which would usually return an ...
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What exactly is Java's new helper tool? Updating from Java 8 update 60 to Java update 71 on a Mac

I've looked around online and can't seem to find that much information of what Java's new helper tool is. I've found another thread here on SE but it doesn't explain that much. Is it something that ...
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How does adware infection work in Firefox, and how to get rid of it? [duplicate]

For the last few weeks I've had the following happening, using Windows 8.1 and Firefox V44. The only active add-ons are Adblock Plus, Flashblock and Norton Identity Safe: First, Norton Internet ...
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Haven't found DNS Unlocker in the Task Manager. Where could it be?

This morning I found DNS Unlocker on my workstation, and since then I am trying to remove it. I guess, I visit some wrong website yesterday during the lunchtime. I really need help with this. There’s ...
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Need Malware removal instructions [duplicate]

How do I remove mysearchresults.com and funmoods.com adware from my HP laptop ? I am using Internet Explorer. The uninstall function does not work, as I cannot locate these toolbars on the list. Also ...
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Adware, malware popups and redirects [duplicate]

About a week ago, while browsing the internet - with my Lenovo S860 / Android / Chrome -, some popups came out, and initially i thought that the site has some ads, but it was something else. I've ...
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Weird redirect through zeroredirect1

When I go to black-face.com (for a school assignment) it has been redirecting me to zeroredirect1 (dot) com. However it seems to only happen on some devices. On some computers it happens on other ...
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Weird redirects

We are getting a weird redirct from black-face.com (which I needed for a school assignment) to some other pages always flashing through zeroredirct1 (dot) com. On other computers, it happens for other ...
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Serious Malware issue about "Browser Link Redirection" and "Malicious Links on Site"

So, for some time, I have been noticing the constant "redirections" to seemigly malicious/Adware sites. For example, while Googling something, I pick a result from the Search page and when opening in ...
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How to remove ad-type.google.com pop ups from **PC**? (Tradeadexchange redirection.)

Okay, it seems that my router is infected. Whichever device I connect with my router, gets this pop ups. I remember, I managed to free atleast my PC, of this virus. But it again has come back and ...
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Suddenly getting "ads by currency"

Running Windows 7 and Chrome browser. So I've suddenly been getting these ads (only noticed them today and I use the computer often enough to have noticed them before). I found a "Chrome Remote ...
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uTorrent - adware / malware on download and install - Mac OSX Yosemite

I recently downloaded uTorrent (for the more ethically concerned: to get a wikipedia data dump as the official download server kept terminating my download, not to rip off copyright holders...), and ...
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Internet Explorer playing ads in background, possible malware [duplicate]

I think I may have a virus. The audio of ads keep blasting in the background and I found the source to be internet explorer. Task Manager shows Internet Explorer open in the applications tab but there ...
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I uninstall DNSUnlocker, but its adware still terrorizes my PC [duplicate]

These DNSUnlocker things are everywhere on every page on my PC. I don't even know how it even got on my system. After finding it in control panel and uninstalling it, it seems to still terrorize my pc,...
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How to avoid getting adware from SourceForge, or remove SourceForge-installed adware?

First some background: A couple of years ago SourceForge started adding adware into executables stored on their site. Because of how they covertly added the adware without asking for permission (and ...
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How to stop Google Chrome to be installed on my Computer? [duplicate]

i have found that i had a adware installed on my Windows 8.1 PC that keep installing either Opera or Chrome, i managed to remove it so never mind that, but Chrome keep being installed every one hour ...
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How do i get rid of Browse2Save hijacking [duplicate]

While I was surfing the internet, suddenly firefox displaying annoying pop up ads by Browse2Save. Browse2Save ads are always showed up when I entered other sites. I tried to remove it but can't find ...
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Same popup on my devices, is there a malware?

From couple of days I had on my laptop Adcash.com popup on Chrome, I tried to delete all the cache and cookies but it still exists. Then I found the same popups on my Android phone and another phone ...
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Get to the source of malicious .exe [duplicate]

There is an ad-ware worm on my windows 7 PC that I am trying to get rid of. McAfee has been largely unsuccessful. I can see the malicious .exe created under the C:\ProgramData\ folder that is causing ...
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In which Windows startup mode should I scan for adware? [duplicate]

I think my Acer Windows 7 64-bit PC is infected with adware because even though I customize my browser settings within seconds it changes to the previous setting. Also the message Not Responding shows ...
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Troubling in setting IE homepage

I am having trouble in changing IE homepage. Everytime I change my home page to google.com or default it changes my home page into annoying one called http://go.speedbit.com/?pid=s What the heck this? ...
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How can I intercept what process is calling Chrome? [duplicate]

I've got some adware and it opens a URL. Let's call it "ads". I tried to troubleshoot with different anti-spyware but it was ineffective. I want to intercept ANY call to Chrome which is opening the ...
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All search engines replaced with Yahoo as well as home page

While installing GOM player it occurred to my girlfriend to have all their search engines in deleted, replaced with Yahoo only. As well, the home page was replaced with Yahoo. The homepage is ...
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Safely getting a file from a Mac computer with malware

A family member has a MacBook Pro with a file I need on it, but it’s pretty clear the Mac has some sort of malware on it. Regular Internet browsing—mostly via Google Chrome—opens up ad tabs on ...