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Windows 7: frequent ads and strange popups please help!

09 Jan 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
frequent ads and strange popups please help!


im not sure if i am in the right place in the forum for my topic but lately i have been bombarded with popups, strange advertisements, different random software instalments and more. for example i open up Google chrome and click the URL or other search boxes a new tab or window will open up and advertise some stupid software or product(this happens 1 out of 3 times whenever i click a search box including youtube).

next is all these add bars that pop up all over my screen they say stuff like congratulations you are you 100 000's viewer or some crap and it happens all the dam time there's even this one that takes up almost a third of my screen and it pops up every now and then and it drives me insane.

last but no least there is some random software's that keep installing themselves on my computer a installation box will pop up and ask if i want to install the software and no matter what i click it will just jump to the next page and install it anyway and sometimes after i use chrome i look on my desktop and see 2 or 3 new icon short cuts to things i have never seen before such as speedupmypc and registry helper there are many more but i have deleted them.

if it helps i only use google chrome and i have gone into my chrome settings and extensions and keep deleting crap from there.
i use ccleaner everyday and i have regcure pro which i use most of the time.

i am really desperate to fix these issues any help will be greatly appreciated.

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09 Jan 2014   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

How long is this already happening? I mean was it fine a few weeks ago?

ccleaner everyday... ridiculous. Run it once a month (I never run it btw). This is unrelated to you problem btw.

Do system restore and go back in time till date/time when all was fine System Restore
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09 Jan 2014   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit.

its happened on and off for months at a tolerable rate but its sky rocketed in the last week and a half.
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09 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

You`ve been downloading and installing too much garbage.

You need to install Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

and start scanning.
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09 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

Sounds like Jen's laptop in this clip from UK show The IT Crowd

AddRam is correct - scan with Malwarebytes. And stop using registry cleaners.
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