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#1 crmamx

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

I am getting advertising links that should not be there on most (but not all) of my browser pages. My brother had almost the same thing and the PC repairman said that AVG antivirus was causing it and deleted it. I had AVG and deleted it but it did not fix my problem. Any ideas I might try other than calling the PC repairman?
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#2 Adam

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

What browser(s) do you see the adverts?

#3 KevinM1

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

1. AVG sucks. It hasn't been good since 06/07.
2. How did the PC repairman delete AVG? AVG has its own, standalone uninstall program that needs to be run. Simply going into add/remove programs won't do it.
3. Once you're sure AVG has been removed properly, install Microsoft Security Essentials. It's the best free Windows AV program available. Link: http://windows.micro...ntials-download
4. Once that's installed, run an Eicar test to make sure it's working properly: http://www.eicar.org...0-Download.html
5. Install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (free version) and run a scan: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
6. Be skeptical of PC repairmen. I worked for one for a bit. Pretty shady charging $60+/hr for running the same free virus tools I just gave links to.
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