1.    13 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Might have caught some malware


    I use Windows 10 and Chrome.Ever since a few days ago I started getting pop up links to ads sites such as offers.alibaba.com etc,.For example:when I click on normal texts on a web page(or just a link),sometimes it(my desired webpage) opens on a new tab and the current tab redirects to an ads site.

    It wasn't until I downloaded some program from a shady website.(I deleted the file tho).I scanned my computer with Windows Defender thingy and numerous programs such as Hitman Pro, Antimalware etc; all detected some viruses and deleted them,but the problem persists.

    Any help?
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  2.    13 Jun 2016 #2
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Tried AdwCleaner ?
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  3.    13 Jun 2016 #3
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    An extension can be causing this as well, try to temporarily disable all of them.
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  4.    13 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Tried AdwCleaner ?
    I've just used AdwCleaner and deleted some stuff.However,I still see some safe links (it wasn't like this before) redirecting me to some spam web page.

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    An extension can be causing this as well, try to temporarily disable all of them.
    Sure I'll try it out.But the only extensions I have on chrome are AdBlock Plus and Google Docs.
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  5.    13 Jun 2016 #5
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    It does sound as if you have picked up a browser hijacker or worse...

    In addition to the usual, manual, on-demand scans (AdwCleaner, JRT, ESET online scanner, Malwarebytes, etc.), if this is happening repeatedly in Chrome, it could be respawning from your sync data. You might want to try some of the steps here:

    How To Delete Your Google Chrome Browser Sync Data
    Chrome - Reset browser settings
    Reset Chrome sync

    If that fails then you might want to Uninstall Google Chrome and do not reinstall until you are sure the system is clean.

    If all else fails, you might want to head to the Security sub-forum here, or to one of several, reputable, dedicated computer disinfection fora for a bit of free, expert, guided help. Those folks will know the correct tools to run (and in which sequence). Sometimes, custom scripts written by a trained expert are needed in order to fully clean the system.


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