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Malware/Adware on PC

  1. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 3 years ago

    Silly question here - I think the problem might be an infection on my PC, but I want to make sure. I opened HP this morning and when I checked my comments, there were many in-text ad links.

    Here is a screenshot:


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9207493_f248.jpg

    The ads claim they are from ssurrfkeepit. I just want to make sure this is only affecting me vs. the site!

    I'm using Google Chrome.

    Thank you!

    1. lobobrandon profile image86
      lobobrandonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You got a plugin on chrome that's doing that. Just go to settings>extensions and get rid of the ones you don't require.

    2. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You can go to this free site, download the free tool, and it will clean out the malware.  It's perfectly safe and I use this scan several times a day. This will put the icon on your computer and you can just start the scan whenever you want to.
      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      Or, you can simply restore your computer to an earlier date before you noticed the malware:
      Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
        LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        HP should definitely hire you. Every time that you post a piece of advice/suggestion it turns out for the best. I just used the Superantispyware and cleaned my PC (Over 476 threats no less!)

        Thanks Writer Fox!

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I really like that program, too, and I just have the free version.  Use it every day before you turn your computer off.

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    It's you and your computer.  HubPages does not have in-text ads on the site anymore.

  3. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    Well I don't have this problem... can't speak for anyone else...hmm

  4. profile image0
    Scott A McCrayposted 3 years ago

    Leah,

    Another good scan and clean program is MalwareBytes - (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) - I use it in conjunction with SuperAntispyware - sometimes one will catch malware the other misses! I like the "belt and suspenders" approach...

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I can vouch for that one, too.  I use it about every two week.s

  5. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! Glad to know it is just my computer. Scanning and cleaning now!

 
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