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This is a discussion on pop ups and redirects within the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I just wondering if before I post the logs there's a simple solution, for the last week or so I've


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Old 06-11-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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I just wondering if before I post the logs there's a simple solution, for the last week or so I've been flooded with pop ups, and browser redirecs in firefox, luckily firefox stops pretty much all the pop ups, but I can go to a site, any site, and be told that literally hundreds or close to a thousand pop ups were stopped. So, it's not just one site.

What has surprised me is that it has persisted even after a system restore to two weeks ago. I also tried to recover by installing a hard drive backup from May 23rd with Acronis True Image. That was rather strange, it told me the backup was corrupted, by it proceeded to attempt to restore it anyway. I got to about 50 or 60% after several hours, then jumped to the end. it's still there, with either firefox or Chrome. I also tried reinstalling Firefox and scanning with Panda.

I generally don't believe in anti-malware programs anymore, especially ones that cost money, because I can use it and still be riddled with malware, I don't see why I should pay for that. I was also told (seems like I was lied to, that professional scanners like McAfee are updated every day, unlike AVG, but they aren't- they don't have updates for me everyday)

I believe that an ounce of prevention (backup) is much better than cure, fortunately, when the backup is corrupted, and I didn't take one shortly before then, I will have to use it- and make backups more often.
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appears to be fixed with malwarebytes. I Wonder why it persisted even after I had used system restore, to a time before it started.
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