How do I get rid of "Ads by Uni Deals" all over various sites screens, including Norton pages?
Firstly, please do NOT try any quick 'fixes' or to solve this yourself.
It sounds like it's time to sign up for assistance from one of the free malware removal sites. Please pick one and stay with them until your system is clean.
Hello and Welcome JAG
Have you tried running a scan with your Norton product? Another thing you can try is running a full scan with the free version of Malwarebytes. You don't need to try the free trial of the paid version, so you can uncheck that if it's offered. You do have to be careful of installations of free products because a lot of them bundle other software in them which most people don't want.
Download the free version, install and update then run a FULL scan.
You can find Malwarebytes herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/
If that doesn't get rid of it, don't try anything else. It is time to visit one of the free malware removal sites and register and tell them in the Topic Header what you mentioned here.
(Thanks to Delph for providing the list of sites)
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Please come back and let us know how you made out. Thanks.
Looks like Floplot is going to fix the machine instead
Okay, this thing is a pain in the butt. First, uninstall it via your extensions menu in your browser. Do not close, for it will just reinstall. Go to C:\ProgramData and in that folder will be a folder with a title with a bunch of random letters (mine was "phaakkgdcbmmfefddihoohnomkbbpbmg"). Once you open it, make sure it is the correct folder by looking in a JSON file which will be inside. If it is indeed correct, delete the folder. After you do this, relaunch your browser and it should be completely gone.
Perfect solution by Xuebao61. Thanks.
Hi i have the same problem with the uni deals popups, i found the folder in the program files.. i try to delete but it states the file is open in another program but there is no program open, can you help??
Its an office computer which i use for work, so the administrator is probably whoever deals with the office computers
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I would suggest that you go to one of the free malware removal forums and let them help you to remove this malware. Please stick with them until your computer is clean.
Hey, please help! When you say go to C:ProgramData do you mean in a tab or on My Computer? :/ I tried searching it online and found the folder but was unable to delete it? I am using Windows 8, perhaps that changes things?
Do it through Windows Explorer. Windows 8 does not change anything, since that's the OS I was originally working with that got it. If you are not the Administrator for the PC, you cannot edit ProgramData.
ah I see, so I just needed to do it on explorer. Excellent, it's finally gone! :D thank you!
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