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Registered: ‎07-11-2012

Adware removal help

For the past few days I have had problems with adware on my laptop and it is being very stubborn to remove. 


The adware has primarily been posting pop up ads on Youtube and Facebook - I haven't noticed any other problems and the computer has not been running unusually slow.  I have done a complete scan with Norton 360 (nothing detected) and also SuperAntiSpyware.  On the second program 165 items (all Adware Tracking Cookies) were detected and quarantined - I then went into Manage Quarantine and deleted all these items.  I restarted the computer thinking this would resolve the issue but it hasn't - I'm still seeing these irritating ads. 


If anyone knows how to get this to go away help would be much appreciated. 



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Posts: 16,541
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: Adware removal help

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Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so. 

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Start OTL,  

Click the Scan All Users checkbox.

Change file age to 90 days


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