03-27-2014 11:49 AM
I checked my N360 and can't find how to get rid of 5 ad sites that seem to have infected my Chrome and IE8 browser:
Jumpflip, Freetwittube, Blinkx.com, Easyinline.com and IMVU.com. It's extremely annoying as this is interrupts web info being enter on-line for anything, including medical purchases. I ran the Norton Power Eraser on my disk, rebooted, and had absolutely no relief.
Does anyone know how I can get rid of these apps???
03-27-2014 03:38 PM
03-27-2014 03:48 PM
Now there's a great feature request for future Norton versions, an optional scan setting to handle PUPs.
03-27-2014 03:53 PM
03-27-2014 04:15 PM
True, there are a lot of things people consider PUPs but that are completely safe (and some even useful!). But like life, it's always good to have options, right? :) Such a scan setting would of course be off by default (just like the PUP setting avast! has, for example). So, all I'm saying it's just another feature Norton could add to make it even better. But as noted, there's always MalwareBytes Free as a good addition to any protection product.
03-27-2014 04:40 PM
03-27-2014 08:09 PM
Hi, djnash. As the others have mentioned, MalwareBytes Free should rid you of these nasties.
Make sure you run a full scan, which will take somewhat longer but is more thorough.
In the event MBytes can't clean everything, I suggest you try one of the free malware sites listed below, and stay with the one expert until your system is clean. Hopefully, you won't need to do this.
03-28-2014 09:58 AM
I got rid of IE and stopped having so many ad pop-up issues. I use Mozilla Firefox now and like it much better- also sped up my computer.
03-28-2014 11:04 AM - edited 03-28-2014 11:44 AM
" I got rid of IE and stopped having so many ad pop-up issues. I use Mozilla Firefox now and like it much better- also sped up my computer"
Well that's interesting, I didn't know that Mozilla FF had some kind of boost engine for the Operating System... LOL!