Windows 10: How to get rid of pop ups

  1.    09 Sep 2016 #1

    How to get rid of pop ups


    I keep getting popups from suppose to be from Microsoft. We all that isn't really Microsoft. They say call the certain number and, they want money to fix the problems.
    How do I get rid of these popups?
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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 home
       09 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello Huffman ... I also get the User Account Control - popup window asking me - do you want to make changes to your PC when I click on/launch Google Chrome and other Apps. It has suddenly appeared about a week ago, not sure if I helped the issue in anyway...Joe
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    stubtoe said: View Post
    Hello Huffman ... I also get the User Account Control - popup window asking me - do you want to make changes to your PC when I click on/launch Google Chrome and other Apps. It has suddenly appeared about a week ago, not sure if I helped the issue in anyway...Joe
    Start by running Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal just grab free version. I would also run detailed Windows Defender scan.
    Another effective scanner: Download ESET Online Scanner - MajorGeeks
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  4.    10 Sep 2016 #4

    I agree with the previous poster. Strange popups can be a sign of browser hijacking, and may involve malware or adware that needs cleaning up.
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 home
       13 Sep 2016 #5

    Hi Fella's.... Malwarebytes - which I had already installed showed nowt - Windows Defender again came up with nowt, after first removing from my computer McAfee Security LiveSafe cos this prevented Windows Defender from operating!?
    Q'... why could I not temporarily close down the McAfee Internet Security - But after removing of McAfee LiveSafe - - Windows Defender presented itself - but found nothing ''So'' it must be a Win 10 setting which I am not aware off or some conflict with Google Chrome - Why can't those two dammed Company's work together...Joe
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  6.    13 Sep 2016 #6

    Chrome definitely does not need administrator privileges to work. If your av scanner and Malwarebytes cannot find anything it might help to completely uninstall Chrome and reinstall it afterwards.
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