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Old 08-02-2010, 08:06   #1
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Why Am I Getting Cruising Ads ?

everytime I punch something on this board?I think there is a virus associated with it as it has really effed up my PC.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:09   #2
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It's not part of the board, as I'm not getting it.

Sounds like a bit of a trogan. Might try running a spyware killer like adware or spybot, or something.
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Try the anti-spyware program Malware Bytes. Malwarebytes.org

It's the only one I know of that can get rid of the really nasty spyware infections like that one that looks like an antivirus pop-up but then actually infects your computer and holds you hostage trying to sell you an anti-spyware program.
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Don't give your e-mail address to ad's here on the forum. Google and others sell your address to generate revenue.
don't give out your cellphone number or you'lll get spam as text messages.
Only give private information on websites whose address begins with HTTPS.
Welcome to advertising in the 21st century.
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For a while there was a linked pop-up I kept getting. Clean your temps and cookies under "Internet Tools" and say YES to removing all offline content. Reboot and see if that helps. If not, run Ad-aware or similar prog. That'll get it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:21   #6
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Ditto. Malwarebytes.org is a great FREE tool for getting rid of malware.

The only ads you should see here are the usual ones in the header and footer of the board and no pop-ups. We don't share or sell your private info!
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Yahoo Toolbar has a great AntiSpy cleaner.... finds Trojans that sometimes elude AVG and other AntiVirus programs.... Just be careful and check the list for removal... if you have a BitTorrent Program it may scrub it as well.....lol
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everytime I punch something on this board?I think there is a virus associated with it as it has really effed up my PC.
You are not logged in???

(throws google related ads into the text posts)??
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I was getting full screen cruising ads while logged in....it is fixed now apparently something turned off my pop-up blocker and other protection.
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