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Windows 7: "TradeAdExchange" Pop Up Tab in Chrome

12 Sep 2015   #1
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
"TradeAdExchange" Pop Up Tab in Chrome

I use Chrome for pretty much all my web browsing on my desktop, and I've been through moments where I've had adware type extensions install themselves silently through my browsing. I know to uninstall the extension from Chrome settings and to delete the folder from Chrome's directory, but this one is new. I really can't say exactly why it happens, but it seems like when I click on links, or even just inside a webpage in an empty space (to make that window active for ex), sometimes another tab opens up with the address of "" or something similar, then goes to various pages made to trick people into thinking they have something wrong. It's pretty obvious that it's an ad, but it's had things like, "update your flash player" or "warning. there is a virus on your computer. [fake BSOD image with it]". I've checked in my extensions and it's not one of them, and it doesn't have a folder in Chrome's directory. This pesky thing seems to have affected my workstation in my IT class as well, and it showed its face on my old Dell too. My explanation is vague but is there something I can do? (I have an ad blocking extension, two in fact) I can provide images or more information if you need it.

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12 Sep 2015   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

for a start download/run Malwarebytes, uncheck trial version.
Before you run it go into settings and tick scan for rootkits,

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12 Sep 2015   #3
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)

I installed Malwarebytes and scanned for rootkits as well, but the search came up empty.
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14 Sep 2015   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
Malicious plug-in

Did some more research, apparantly it has to do with Adblock super,
Which is not part of Adblock.

Go into google plug-ins and remove it.
Note if you have a home network check other pc's and any phones you have synced.
And tell your class mates too

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23 Sep 2015   #5
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)

I'm late to this but that seemed to fix it. Thanks. :)
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23 Sep 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I also recommend running AdwCleaner from Bleeping Computer.

AdwCleaner Download

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