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AdChoice - how to get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by aussie-revhead, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. aussie-revhead

    aussie-revhead Member

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    How do I get this crap off my browsers? The stuff on there is really annoying.

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  2. NSanity

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    when in doubt, run JRT and adwcleaner.
     
  3. xplod140

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    Google adchoice, the 3rd result is how to remove.
     
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    aussie-revhead Member

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    McAfee didnt help, trying something else now ....

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    have you not seen mr mcafees videos ?
    he sold the business and even he wants nothing to do with it anymore.
     
  7. EvilGenius

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    You put mcafee on on purpose? :confused:
     
  8. JoolzD

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    Adwcleaner - Malwarebytes - Hitman pro, in that order.

    Then get rid of Mcafee and try Avast free, or if you want a paid one, Eset or Bitdefender.
     
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    McAfee is gone, AVG did nothing to help, I tried spyhunter and it found some things but wants money before it will remove any ....

    Trying ADWcleaner now then Malwarebytes ...

    BRB
     
  10. GoneFishin22

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    SuperAntiSpyware as well - then make sure your using AdBlock+ on any of your browsers and NoScript is a MUST takes a while to develop your "whitelist" but well worth the effort.

    For AV Panda Free is getting a lot of good reviews.
     
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  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Malwarebytes should sort this out surely?
     
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    Im trying superantispyware but its taking years to delete stuff ... I reckon it wont stop the ads though, AdBlock sounds like the best lead so far.

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  13. GoneFishin22

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    AdBlock+ and NoScript strips the page back to the barest elements - then you adjust/build your "whitelist" with NoScript to allow just the barest elements to process (that is the objects needed for the page content only). Also you can create volatile sessions of pages that will late get locked down (as soon as session ends).

    Edward Snowden gave Kudos to NoScript - look at it!
     
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  14. Smokin Whale

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    If all else fails, just embrace it. Who knows, you might find a great bargain :lol:
     
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    No, I don't like some of the content.

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  16. Smokin Whale

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    Just pulling your leg :p

    These sorts of things usually come in the form of a browser extension. Have you checked in Chrome for example to see if there is anything weird?
     
  17. havabeer

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    if all else fails its time for a format and re-install

    I recently got infected with the ad-choice style virus, couldn't find anything on my computer and it actually turned out it was my modem/router as it was affecting our iphones connected to the wifi

    if you reset the router it would work normally for a bit till the virus re-infected it, so must have been something in my computer but I just couldn't find it no matter what program I used.

    its worth a try to see if hard resetting your router fixes it.
     
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    Scriptsafe and adblock extensions on Chrome have done the trick, click to IE and they are back, so at least Chrome is good now.

    What do I unblock to get my smilies working again here?


    Click to view full size!


    and to allow server stats on battlelog:


    Click to view full size!


    Edit: battlelog is fine now
     
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  19. Sphinx

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    Bitdefender free edition is pretty good too, and super light weight. ;)
     
  20. dalai_yoda

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    All this talk about malware removal is ridiculous - AdChoices is just Google Ads. That's why they disappear from the browsers with blockers, and are still present in the unprotected browsers. It's not a malware issue at all.

    uBlock
    is the latest and greatest fork of AdBlock.
     

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