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Old 08-27-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Pop-ups in Chrome?

For the last 2 weeks or so, whenever I go to my Control Panel ( I get between 1 and 3 new tabs opening in Chrome with dumb adverts, fake support sites, etc.... If I don't open ADVRider and just have my other normal tabs / sites open in Chrome, they don't pop up. They also don't pop up when I'm at work and using IE10. I've run Ad-Aware scans and I'm clean, which leads me to believe there's something in a banner or something at ADVRider (though I never see any ads at all when visiting the site). I'm an IT guy, so I know most of the usual culprits to try (fake proxy server, no unknown services or Chrome Extensions, etc...), but this one has me stumped.

Anyone else seeing a similar issue w/ Chrome (or any other browser)?
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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You've been infected.

Look for whitesmoke or easysurf or some other software that has installed itself. They aren't viruses, they are malware and usually Chrome and Firefox extensions.

If you don't have malwarebytes get it.
I'm just lookin' for clues at the scene of the crime.

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