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Tech: Pop-ups in Win 8.1

Fossil 15 Sep 14 - 09:18 PM
Acme 15 Sep 14 - 09:46 PM
GUEST, 16 Sep 14 - 04:23 AM
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Subject: Tech: Pop-ups in Win 8.1
From: Fossil
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 09:18 PM

Yesterday, I notice that a string of irritating pop-ups had appeared in the "settings" area of my Win 8.1 toolbar. (The one with the gearwheel icon). These are triva headlines, with thumbnail pics, designed to be intriguing. If clicked, these seem to take you to different websites. Seeming harmless, but bloody irritating. And they also seem to hijack the wifi connection and occasionally shut it down.

Anyone any ideas on how to get rid of this? I assume it's some kind of virus, probably acquired from Facebook, but i'd like it gone.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Pop-ups in Win 8.1
From: Acme
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 09:46 PM

www.malwarebytes.com.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Pop-ups in Win 8.1
From: GUEST,
Date: 16 Sep 14 - 04:23 AM

Another reason not to join Facebook?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Pop-ups in Win 8.1
From: Acme
Date: 16 Sep 14 - 06:04 PM

As a rule you don't get this stuff from facebook, but if you follow links that are put up by people you don't know, or follow the sponsored links on the sides, where you end up can be a problem.

SRS


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