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Pop up problems? Help?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    Pop up problems? Help?


    Short and to the point I uninstalled the factory norton program and installed avast in its place it seemed to be working fine but a week or so now I have random pop ups all over the place certain words are highlighted and when hovered over opens yet a another pop up. I've closed 5 as I'm trying to write this! all advertisements and junk like oh look here's more great deals that you weren't looking for anyway. How do I stop this?

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    do u mean on ur browser ? if so what browser do u use?
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  3. #3


    Louisiana, USA
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 x64 OEM


    If it's on your browser only, it might be a virus or hack on your browser.. I'd probably reinstall the browser and see if that helps solve the issue. If it's on your computer, run a full system scan with your anti-virus.. Also run any adware/malware program scans. If all that doesn't work, it may be time to Refresh your system..
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Yes just browser and I'm using chrome.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ivegotsol View Post
    Yes just browser and I'm using chrome.
    They are could be just popup ads.

    Do a Full boot time scan with Avast to check for viruses though.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Got it finally I think. It was BrowseSmart though I have no clue how it got there in the first place.
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