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2015/01/06 12:35:05 (permalink)
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Requesting help from computer literate members?

Hi I am having a problem with my browser. I keep getting unsolicited adverts and re-directs using internet explorer.
I have tried all the options suggested, resetting "settings" blocking popups etc.
I have resorted to  using Chrome but still get Internet explorer also opening while using chrome.
I get numerous pages opening which eventually locks the comp. up.
I have tried to find a way of uninstalling explorer but cant find it in the list of installed programs.
Please can anyone help me keep my sanity and stop me from getting all adolescent throwing the comp against a wall ?
I am using Windows 7 and have run AVG anti-virus.

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Re: Requesting help from computer literate members? 2015/01/06 12:40:39 (permalink)
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prob sounds more like a virus/malware and you need to kill that off rather than hoping removing IE will solve the issue. i'd try scanning with something other than AVG to see what's found.
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Re: Requesting help from computer literate members? 2015/01/06 12:58:10 (permalink)
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Thanks I will try some other anti-virus software. AVG did find some and removed them.
 
What other programs would you suggest I try ?

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Re: Requesting help from computer literate members? 2015/01/06 13:18:46 (permalink)
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Try Malwarebytes mate.
 
Could also try Spybot.
 
I use Avast as my antivirus but I don't think there's much difference between avast and AVG.



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Re: Requesting help from computer literate members? 2015/01/06 13:40:02 (permalink)
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Run Mawarevytes then CCleaner.
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Re: 2015/01/06 14:02:06 (permalink)
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+1 for cc cleaner I run it all the time
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Re: Requesting help from computer literate members? 2015/01/06 14:21:36 (permalink)
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Thanks guys I will try those.

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Re: 2015/01/06 14:26:50 (permalink)
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And start using more trusted porn sites
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Re: 2015/01/06 14:47:39 (permalink)
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Have a look in the programs and features function in the control panel... It might be something suspect installed that you can remove.
 

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Re: 2015/01/06 15:06:53 (permalink)
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use eset online scanner.
 
sounds like you have search conduit or a variant.
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Re: 2015/01/06 15:19:29 (permalink)
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And start using more trusted porn sites

Good point Chris
 

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Re: 2015/01/06 15:21:41 (permalink)
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Have a look in the programs and features function in the control panel... It might be something suspect installed that you can remove.
 


Looked and removed anything that I dont recognise.
Pretty sure its a virus type prog, will try those anti-virus and scanning services.
Its been driving me mad; even worse than the unsolicited phone calls
Heres hoping they will sort it out.

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Re: 2015/01/06 15:22:51 (permalink)
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use eset online scanner.
 
sounds like you have search conduit or a variant.


Thanks Teapot nice one
 
Need to get myself up to date with all this stuff

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Re: 2015/01/06 15:23:04 (permalink)
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I recommend switching to a Mac or Linux box so that you don't get viruses anymore.
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Re: 2015/01/06 15:24:11 (permalink)
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Not an option for me ATM Sillynarbie but thanks

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Re: 2015/01/06 15:41:01 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Blub2abs 2015/01/07 00:03:53
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Run msconfig and look on start up, untick all the crap that's in there that shouldn't be there or you don't want to run.

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Re: 2015/01/06 16:21:55 (permalink)
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I recommend switching to a Mac or Linux box so that you don't get viruses anymore.


lo.l...wut?
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Re: 2015/01/07 09:27:39 (permalink)
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Run msconfig and look on start up, untick all the crap that's in there that shouldn't be there or you don't want to run.





That can be a very dangerous route mind lol

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Re: 2015/01/07 09:40:35 (permalink)
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It's okay it'll just boot into safe mode if it isn't happy, I checked my wife's laptop she was moaning it took forever to start it.

There was a load of crap on it that apparently she didn't download, I just unticked everything that wasn't essential and it booted up in no time - this and cc cleaner usually works.

I used to be good with computers just self taught, used to mess about hacking people as a kid.

Between that and porn I was kept fairly busy,now i never use the laptop it's an inconvenience these days.
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Re: 2015/01/07 11:59:53 (permalink)
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I recommend switching to a Mac or Linux box so that you don't get viruses anymore.


lo.l...wut?


Guess Narbie meant "less" viruses . 
Will be on it tonight so here`s hoping I can sort it out.
Again thanks for the help everyone .

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