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Back from me hols. Logged on to find that any website I go into there are random words double underlined which when I hover over them are links to ad's.

 

How do I get rid of the bastids?

 

PS - Italy was great and my passport was spot on.

 

 

On every site you go on?

 

Suggest you check to see if any toolbars have been installed and download and run CCleaner.

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How do check for toolbars?

 

this depends on which browser (Internet Explorer?) and even which version of the browser (version 8?) that you're using. Even the procedure for determining which version of the browser you have isn't very consistent any more - it used to normally be a matter of clicking on Help -> About and reading what it says.

 

Assuming you have Internet Explorer - the instructions here are pretty sound: http://www.pcworld.com/article/241720/how_to_remove_browser_toolbars_in_internet_explorer.html

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Ta - ran the ccleaner but problem persists. How do check for toolbars?

 

CCleaner won't do it ( unless it's a cookie ). You need Malwarebytes for something like a toolbar.

 

 

Some toolbars are listed in the Add / Remove programmes section

 

Also, You can run Msconfig ( click on start, type msconfig into the space and press enter or read this My link . ) and see what's starting up with the computer and uncheck any unnecessary programmes which you may use occasionally

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I have Norton - does that not stop a lot of that s***?

 

Had a look at the prog's via the control bar. So many languages you would need a linguist to know what they were!

 

I'll do the malware do-da etcas suggested.

 

Must have been the Missus watching all that porn. f*** that 50 Shades of Gray.

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I have Norton - does that not stop a lot of that s***?

 

Had a look at the prog's via the control bar. So many languages you would need a linguist to know what they were!

 

I'll do the malware do-da etcas suggested.

 

Must have been the Missus watching all that porn. f*** that 50 Shades of Gray.

 

Norton is notoriously s***. i would remove that altogether.

 

If you've got lots of programmes in different languages showing in your toolbar then you have almost certainly been virused/trojaned/malwared/spywared to hell. They should only be in English and those that are in English that contain the word 'toolbar' in the programme name should be removed (i.e. uninstalled) .

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Norton really isn't CC, if you've used it in the last 4 years I expect you'd think differently

 

The missus uses it and fingers crossed seems to be clean. Slows things down etc but to be expected. Problems usually happen when people dont keep the virus database up to date

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Ran the malwarebytes and it identified 48 items. Rebooted and now I have other ads on screen. When I go to home page of this site it rearranges the page! Paid over 30 notes for Norton.

 

Should I block anything on the programmes with east european languages on it?

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Norton really isn't CC, if you've used it in the last 4 years I expect you'd think differently

 

Really? I've been talking to two techies over the last few weeks who have both advised me to steer well clear as it is still as fraught with problems as it ever was. Admittredly it's not my area though so I couldn't have a meaningful discussion as to why that is...

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Ran the malwarebytes and it identified 48 items. Rebooted and now I have other ads on screen. When I go to home page of this site it rearranges the page! Paid over 30 notes for Norton.

 

Should I block anything on the programmes with east european languages on it?

 

run again and again till it finds nothing. Also, find a spyware program and run that till clean. Finally run ccleaner till clean.

 

If all that doesn't work yer f***ed and would be tempted to re-install windows and change all website passwords :-)

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Ran the malwarebytes and it identified 48 items. Rebooted and now I have other ads on screen. When I go to home page of this site it rearranges the page! Paid over 30 notes for Norton.

 

Should I block anything on the programmes with east european languages on it?

 

Hell yes.

 

Simple rule of thumb #1 - if you don't know what it is then you probably didn't install it so the probability is that you should get rid.

 

SImple rule of thumb #2 - If it's in a foreign language then Rule of Thumb #1 to the power of 10.

 

Unless you are using Russian versions of Word or summat because you are (a) Russian or (b) learning Russian, I can think of no good reason for you to have Russian pogrammes installed on your machine.

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Ran the malwarebytes and it identified 48 items. Rebooted and now I have other ads on screen. When I go to home page of this site it rearranges the page! Paid over 30 notes for Norton.

 

Should I block anything on the programmes with east european languages on it?

 

Messaged you.

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Paid over 30 notes for Norton.

 

 

Norton had a terrible reputation for a long time but over the last two to three years it has reversed that and would in fact be one of the better, if not best products you can get. A number of the AV vendors provide extra help in circumstances like yours, including Norton. See:

 

http://security.syma...t/overview.aspx

 

Once you got it sorted, don't get rid of norton, just make sure it's up to date.

 

Really? I've been talking to two techies over the last few weeks who have both advised me to steer well clear as it is still as fraught with problems as it ever was. Admittredly it's not my area though so I couldn't have a meaningful discussion as to why that is...

 

I'd be the opposite, since Kaspersky went badly buggy in the 2011 version, I've been recommending Norton Internet Security - low on system resources and efficient, had no problems with either Enterprise or Desktop versions. Definitely nothing like its previous incarnations anyhow.

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I'd be the opposite, since Kaspersky went badly buggy in the 2011 version, I've been recommending Norton Internet Security - low on system resources and efficient, had no problems with either Enterprise or Desktop versions. Definitely nothing like its previous incarnations anyhow.

 

Had an offline discussion with Vic about the same thing - happy to take yours and his more up-to-date knowledge on these things over and above my outdated rumour mill, any day.

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Mr Kite - I have to ask this....what are you doing when you reply that nearly always f***s up quotes?

 

using Safari and an iPad (latest version/OS), always f***s the quotes up I find - it could be something configurable, never bothered to check yet.

 

(note the correlation between morning postings on iPad and these evening posting on PC-Firefox!! :) )

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using Safari and an iPad (latest version/OS), always f***s the quotes up I find - it could be something configurable, never bothered to check yet.

 

(note the correlation between morning postings on iPad and these evening posting on PC-Firefox!! :) )

 

Ta - I can check into that now that I know what you are using.....something that is being submitted by that combination isn't being liked by the forum.

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Ta - I can check into that now that I know what you are using.....something that is being submitted by that combination isn't being liked by the forum.

Quick test

 

It's the Visual/ rich text editor setting Nathan, just disabled it when logged on the iPad and did that quick test above.

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